Media Literacy Week Events · National Events · November 5th

KQED Confirmation Bias Video and Online Discussion

Event Details:
November 5th, 2018
KQED
Online
https://learn.kqed.org/topics/16

Event Description:
Have your students (6th-12th) watch the Above the Noise episode on Confirmation Bias and join the discussion with other students from across the country in KQED Learn. KQED Learn is a free, safe, online space where middle and high school students build essential skills in research, collaboration, data analysis and communication. Sign up as a teacher and register you class to join a discussion. Video description: Confirmation bias wants you to stay in your comfort zone. This cognitive bias causes us to seek out opinions we already agree with and dismiss opposing views–regardless of the facts. Confirmation bias and other cognitive biases are part of being human, but they can also make it hard to keep an open mind. How can we train our brains away from cognitive bias?

Contact Information:
Misty McKinney
mmckinney@kqed.org
https://learn.kqed.org/

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region

Presentations at the Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference

Event Details:
November 10th, 2018, 9:00 AM
Project Look Sharp
University of Rhode Island Providence campus
80 Washington Street
Providence, RI 02903
https://northeastregionalmedialiteracyconference.com/

Event Description:
The Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference invites K-16 educators, librarians, school library media specialists, after school program directors, media professionals, researchers, cultural workers, and college students to collaborate about the potential and challenges for media literacy and its essential role in education today.

Contact Information:
Kelsey Greene
https://www.projectlooksharp.org/

Twitter:
@theNRMLC
@ithacalooksharp

Media Literacy Week Events · National Events · November 5th

Book Discussion “Reclaiming the Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”

Event Details:
November 5th, 2018, 9:00 AM
DigiURI Media Club Discussion:
Sherry Turkle’s Book “Reclaiming the Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age”
Media Education Lab and Project Look Sharp
Online
https://mediaeducationlab.com/digiuri-media-club

Event Description:
Project Look Sharp’s Manager of PD & Promotions, Kelsey Greene, will be facilitating this month’s meeting hosted by the #digiURI Media Club. The event is interactive and open to the public. All are welcome to participate – even if you haven’t read the book!

Contact Information:

https://www.projectlooksharp.org/

Twitter:
#digiURI
@MedEduLab
@ithacalooksharp

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 8th

“The Problem with Apu”: Screening + Discussion

Event Details:
November 8th, 2018, 6:00 PM
Notre Dame of Maryland University
Knott Auditorium
4701 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210

Event Description:
We will be screening the film and having an audience discussion with Dr. Pamela O’Brien and Dr. Jennifer Erdman regarding the messages discussed in the film. Special attention will be paid to the possibility that the show may be removing the character in the coming season.

Contact Information:
Dr. Pamela O’Brien
Associate Professor
pobrien@ndm.edu

Twitter:
#probwithapundmu

Media Literacy Week Events · November 7th · Southeast Region

Film Screening & Panel Discussion: “The Problem with Apu”

Event Details:
November 7th, 2018, 4:30 PM
Louisiana State University Libraries
Hill Memorial Library Lecture Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Event Description:
LSU Libraries will host a film screening of “The Problem with Apu”. A panel discussion about media representation and stereotypes will follow. Snacks will be provided.

Contact Information:
Rebecca Kelley
rkell25@lsu.edu
http://lib.lsu.edu

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 6th

Adam Ruins Everything on Election Day

Event Details:
Tuesday, November 6th,11:30AM
COMM+MEDIA Research Collaboratory
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043
http://cmrcollaboratory.org/adamruins/
http://cmrcollaboratory.org

Event Description:
Screening and Discussion of “Adam Ruins Everything” on Election Day.

Contact Information:
Dr. Vanessa Greenwood
Professor

Twitter:
@CMRCollaborate
#CMRC

Media Literacy Week Events · November 8th · Southeast Region

Social Media and Teens Podcast Program

Event Details:
Thursday, November 8th,1:00PM
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
Charlotte Learning Academy
Charlotte, NC
https://www.cmlibrary.org

Event Description:
Teens will select topics of interest related to social media awareness and discover how to utilize podcast kits to record their own podcast.

Contact Information:
Jimmeka Anderson
janderson@cmlibrary.org

Twitter:
@cmlibrary

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 7th

Media Literacy in the EdTechClassroom (ETT Summit)

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 2:00PM
EdTech Teacher
Revere Hotel
200 Stuart St.
Boston, MA 02116
http://ettsummit.org

Event Description:
This week schools and organizations around the world are celebrating the 4th annual Media Literacy Week. Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, communicate, and create using all forms of communication. In this session, explore fun, engaging, and essential media literacy practices for the Ed Tech classroom.

Contact Information:
Avra Robinson
Conference Chair
avra@edtechteacher.org
http://edtechteacher.org

Twitter:
@edtechteacher21
#ettsummit

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/edtechteacher21/