National Events · November 5th · Ongoing

Media Literacy Lesson Plans: Hunting for the Main Idea

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th, 10:00 AM
ProCon.org

Event Description:
ProCon.org presents a free media literacy lesson plan for educators: Hunting for the Main Idea. Use our headline article about Russian Twitter bots during the 2016 election to teach students how to distill the main ideas from an informational text.
https://www.procon.org/view.background-resource.php?resourceID=006129

Contact Information:
Twitter:@procon_org
Facebook: https://facebook.com/procon.org

National Events · Northeast Region · Ongoing

Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference

Event Details:
Friday, November 10th, 9:00 AM
University of Rhode Island
80 Washington Street | Providence, RI 02903
https://northeastregionalmedialiteracyconference.com/

Event Description:
Annual Conference, with this year’s theme, “Media Literacy in Uncertain Times”

Contact Information:
Carolyn Fortuna, PhD
c4tuna31@gmail.com

Twitter: @theNRMLC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theNRMLC/

Midwest Region · National Events

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

Event Details:
Friday, November 1st, 9:45 AM
Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
1517 W. Fullerton Ave. | Chicago, IL 60614
https://festival.facets.org/

Event Description:
The Chicago International Children’s Film Festival aims to set an internationally-recognized standard of excellence in film for children and youth.

The 35th annual Festival runs from November 1—November 9, 2018 at eight Chicago-area venues and presents over 250 new films from 40 countries along with workshops, director presentations, and seminars.

This year’s Festival theme BUILD focuses on empowering kids and teens to “Build a new world” by constructing bridges across divides, engaging with empathy-driven storytelling, and using creative problem solving to build confidence.

The Festival is presented by Facets, a nonprofit that connects over 30,000 people annually to independent ideas through transformative film experiences.

Contact Information:
CICFF, kids@facets.org, 773-281-9075 ext. 109
http://www.facets.org/ 

Twitter: @cicff
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CICFF/
Instagram: @facetschicago
Twitter: @facetschicago
Instagram: @facetschicago
Facets Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/facetschicago/

National Events · Northwest Events · Ongoing

Commit2MediaLit!

Event Description:
CML will film students from around the country telling us why they Commit2MediaLit. Videos will be posted on CML’s YouTube channel and Facebook page during Media Literacy Week.

Event Details:
Center for Media Literacy (CML) videos will be posted on Youtube and Facebook throughout the week.
http://www.medialit.org

Contact Information:
https://www.medialit.org/

Twitter: @Ctr4MediaLit,
Facebook: Facebook.com/centerformedialiteracy
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/medialitkit

National Events · Northeast Region · November 9th

Screening: All the Presidents Men

Event Details:
Friday, November 9th, 12:30 PM
Albany Public Library
105 Schuyler St | Albany, NY 12202
https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4561944

Event Description:
For this week’s Midday Matinee we will screen “All the President’s Men.” Reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein investigate a 1972 burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters, eventually discovering a cover-up that would lead to the president’s resignation.

Contact Information:
Tor Loney, Librarian
loneyt@albanypubliclibrary.org

Front Page

Twitter: @AlbanyNYLibrary
Twitter: @realBobWoodward
Twitter: @carlbernstein
Twitter: @CFLJAlbany
Twitter: @WMHT

National Events · Northeast Region · November 8th

Mystery Lab: Media Literacy Edition

Event Details:
Thursday, November 8th, 4:00 PM
Albany Public Library
105 Schuyler St | Albany, NY 12202
https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4562096

Event Description:
Mystery Lab: Media Literacy Edition. Think you can identify fake news? Have what it takes to report on a story? Come test your skills using a range of methods including video games, research challenges, and hands on activities. For tweens and teens.

Contact Information:
Tor Loney, Librarian
loneyt@albanypubliclibrary.org

Front Page

Twitter: @@AlbanyNYLibrary

National Events · Northeast Region · November 7th

Using the Community Loan Fund: A Community Resource

Event Details:
Wednesday, November 7th, 6:00 PM
Albany Public Library
105 Schuyler St | Albany, NY 12202
https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4382212

Event Description:
“Using the Community Loan Fund” – Media Literacy Week Edition! Come learn about the Community Loan Fund and what it can do for you. Members of this local organization will explain how the loan fund works, and provide examples of work the Loan Fund has done in the community, including funding assistance for local youth media organizations and more.

Contact Information:
Tor Loney, Librarian
loneyt@albanypubliclibrary.org

Front Page

Twitter: @@AlbanyNYLibrary
Twitter: @CommunityLoans

National Events · Northeast Region · November 5th

Screening: Election Day

Event Details:
Monday, November 5th, 6:00 PM
Albany Public Library
105 Schuyler St | Albany, NY 12202
https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4510638

Event Description:
Join us for a screening of “Election Day.” Forget the pie charts, color-coded maps and hyperventilating pundits. What’s the street-level experience of voters in today’s America? In a triumph of documentary storytelling, POV’s Election Day combines 11 stories — shot simultaneously on November 2, 2004, from dawn until long past midnight — into one. (For more info: http://www.pbs.org/pov/electionday/)

Contact Information:
Tor Loney, Librarian
loneyt@albanypubliclibrary.org

Front Page

Twitter: @@AlbanyNYLibrary
Twitter: @WMHT
Twitter: @POVdocs
Twitter: @mightychevs

National Events · Northeast Region

Fake News, Real Teens: Problems and Possibilities

Event Details:
Sunday, November 4th, 1:00 PM
Albany Public Library
Washington Ave Branch, Large Auditorium
161 Washington Ave | Albany, NY
https://albanypubliclibrary.libcal.com/event/4549555

Event Description:
Fake News, Real Teens: Problems and Possibilities

The first of a pair of forums examining the impact of news media on young people, and seeking ways to address the very real concerns in this area. These will be intergenerational dialogues open to community members of all ages, connecting national questions about news and truth with the specific media habits and experiences of local teens. Through full group discussions and smaller breakout sessions we will take a look at how these issues affect our community, then come together to share and explore possibilities for change.

First Forum: Problems
The world of journalism has changed drastically in the past several years, especially for young people. Every day we gain further evidence of the widespread impact of fake news, which has been shown to be far more harmful to teens. In this, the first of two community forums, we will explore the causes and effects of this and begin to explore possible solutions in an open discussion connecting scholars, journalists, and community members.

“Fake News, Real Teens” is a program of the Albany Public Library in partnership with Youth FX, made possible by a Humanities New York Action Grant and with support from the Albany Public Library Foundation.

Contact Information:
Tor Loney, Librarian
loneyt@albanypubliclibrary.org

Front Page

Twitter: @@AlbanyNYLibrary
Twitter: @APL_Foundation
Twitter: @humanitiesny
Twitter: @albanyNYlibrary
Twitter: @aplfoundation

National Events · Ongoing · Southwest Region

Texas Digital Citizenship Symposium

Event Details:
Thursday, November 7th, 4:30 PM
Centennial HS –
Eduscape
201 South Hurst Road | Burleson, TX 76028

Event Description:
Eduscape, in partnership with Common Sense Media, will be holding the Texas Digital Citizenship Symposium on November 10th at Centennial High School of the Burleson ISD in Burleson, TX. A Digital Citizenship Symposium is an all-day educational event on Digital Citizenship comprised of breakout sessions on topics including Digital Footprint and Identity, Cyberbullying and Digital Drama, Relationships and Social Media, and Media Literacy.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Keeping Students’ Data Safe
2. Social Emotional Learning & Digital Citizenship
3. Digital Footprints – Keeping the Trail Clean
4. A Problem-Based Learning Approach to Digital Citizenship
5. Leading Digital Citizenship: A District Wide Model
6. Building a Culture of Digital Citizenship
7. The Role of Family Support to Digital Citizenship
8. To Screen or Not to Screen: Maintaining a Balance

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-digital-citizenship-symposium-burleson-isd-tickets-48563251994

Contact Information:
Brian Mahoney, Eduscape Marketing Coordinator
brian@eduscape.com
https://bit.ly/dcsworldtour

Twitter: @dcsworldtour
Twitter: @eduscape
Facebook: https://facebook.com/eduscapelearning