Media Literacy Week Events · Northwest Events · November 7th

Unreliable Narrators in Preschool Storytime

Event Details:
November 7th, 10:00 AM
Homer Public Library
500 Hazel Ave.
Homer, AK 99603

Event Description:
Media literacy ideas will be introduced into preschool storytime so families can hear about Media Literacy Week. Books and other resources about media literacy for all ages will be on display in the library as well.

Contact Information:
Claudia Haines (chaines@ci.homer.ak.us)
www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library

Media Literacy Week Events · Northwest Events · November 5th · November 9th

“The Problem with Apu” Film Screening and Panel

Event Details:
November 5th, 2018, 5:00 PM in the SpEC (in the SUB)
Friday, Nov. 9th at 3pm SMASH Building Rm 209
Idaho Media Initiative & Multicultural Student Services at Boise State University
1910 University Drive Special Event Center
Boise, ID 82725

Event Description:
Showing of The Problem with Apu PG-14 (48 min)

A comedic documentary featuring comedian Hari Kondabolu as he examines the character Apu from the TV series The Simpsons and how the stereotypical portrayl has impacted ideals about East Indian-Americans.

Two showings: Monday, Nov. 5th at 5pm in the SpEC (in the SUB) or Friday, Nov. 9th at 3pm in the SMASH Building Rm 209.

Contact Information:
Therese Woozley: theresewoozley@boisestate.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2200712936840739/ 

Media Literacy Week Events · National Events · November 7th

Teaching Media Literacy with Teaching Tolerance

Event Details:
November 7th, 2:30 PM
Teaching Tolerance
Live on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TeachingTolerance.org/

Event Description:
This live event from Teaching Tolerance will offer practical tips for educators hoping to teach or better understand media literacy. Monita Bell and Cory Collins will address common problems in teaching/understanding media literacy—such as educators not being up to date on the current online landscape, or lack of access to technology—and suggest solutions. Solutions will include our new podcast about digital literacy, The Mind Online. They will also include lessons and resources from our Digital Literacy Framework, which includes K-12 materials that can be used with or without technology, and classroom-friendly videos.

Contact Information:
Lindsey Shelton, Marketing Coordinator:  lindsey.shelton@splcenter.org
https://www.tolerance.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TeachingTolerance.org/
Twitter: @Tolerance_org, #TeachDigLit
Instagram: @teaching_tolerance, #TeachDigLit

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 5th

Ad Savvy Kids Workshop

Event Details:
November 5th, 9:45 AM
Screen Savvy Kids
Guiteras Elementary School Library
Bristol, RI 02809
http://www.screensavvykids.com/

Event Description:
4th graders at Guiteras Elementary School will learn to question who is behind the media messages that they encounter and they will practice identifying techniques used in advertising.

Contact Information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ScreenSavvyKids/ 

Media Literacy Week Events · Ongoing · Southwest Region

Media and Information Literacy Week

Event Details:
November 5th, 11:00 AM
Red Rocks Community College
Lakewood, Colorado
http://www.rrcc.edu

Event Description:
The library would like to reserve a table on the bridge for the week of November 5th to promote UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy Week, a week of learning about the social and political implications of media and how to find, critically evaluate, and responsibly create various types of media.

Contact Information:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RRCCLibraryServices/

Media Literacy Week Events · Northeast Region · November 8th

“The Problem with Apu” Film Screening and Panel

Event Details:
November 8th, 2018, 12:00 PM
The Penn State University, Brandywine
https://brandywine.psu.edu/events

Event Description:
Short Pre-viewing Panel, showing the film while enjoying the Pizza, Panel featuring local community leader, Chetana R. Narasimhajois with questions following the viewing. The Civic and Community Engagement , Psychology, HDFS and Communications Arts and Sciences classes, and Multicultural Club members will attend.

Contact Information:
Lynn Hartle, Ph.D Professor of Education, CIVCM minor campus advisor
lch1@psu.edu

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