Media Literacy Week 2016 officially launches on Tuesday, September 6. This section will be updated on a regular basis as information is flowing in each and every day. Continue to check back for more events and activities updates.
Keynote speaker Lilie Chouliaraki, author of The Spectatorship of Suffering and Professor of Media and Communications at The London School of Economics.
John Cabot University
Each year the Media Education Summit brings together a global network of media educators and media literacy practitioners to share research, pedagogy and innovation on all aspects of media education, media literacy education and media/technology in education.
Keynote addresses/workshops are confirmed from Yoko Akama, Sonia Livingstone, Jad Melki, and Mark Readman. Participatory workshops will be run by Yoko Akama on research methods and Antonio Lopez on youth media activism.
Presenters will be invited to submit their work to a special co-edition of the Media Education Research Journal and the Journal of Media Literacy Education.
Mind Over Media: Is propaganda beneficial or harmful?
Media Education Lab
3:00 PM EDT
In this webinar, Dr. Renee Hobbs, Professor of Communication Studies, will introduce the pedagogy of MindOverMedia.TV – a new platform designed to promote analysis and reflection on current propaganda from around the world.
YouthLearn Celebrates Media Literacy Week
Education Development Center
Throughout Media Literacy Week, the YouthLearn initiative at the Education Development Center will lead an outreach campaign to promote media literacy. The YouthLearn team has been working for over 15 years on youth media programs geared at training informal and formal educators. Our website hosts a collection of resources and stories from the field on all aspects of youth media, including media literacy. Our outreach campaign will feature interviews with educators on the role of and importance of media literacy, as well as the promotion of curriculum and resources for educators looking to incorporate media literacy into their teaching practice.
Appalachian State University
3:30 PM EDT
Throughout Media Literacy Week, the Reich College of Education will bring attention to critical issues related to media, culture, and the creative mind through a number of course-based events, such as critical conversations related to literacy and liberty, the affect of production effects, and value of creative media-making. In culmination of this important week, we will celebrate the winners of our first Media Studies Photography Competition and Exhibit with our opening reception on Friday, November 4.
Education License Discounts on Media Literacy Curriculum Materials
In celebration of Media Literacy Week, please enjoy a 25% discount on educational licenses for Miss Representation (a documentary focused on media literacy and under-representation of women in positions of power and influence) and other accompanying curriculum for K-12th grade and universities. The discount code MEDIALIT2016 is active through the end of the year.
#xomg is a fun and easy campaign that allows anyone with social media to strike back against the mass media’s message that insists a girl’s self-worth depends on how “hot” and skinny she can be. It’s also a chance to celebrate inspiring “feel-good” content. The “x” is for “no way;” the “o” is for “circle-worthy because you love it;” and the “mg” is for “MEDIAGIRLS,” so we can find each others’ posts.
2:00 PM EDT
Join the Engagement Lab for a workshop on “Emerging Citizens“- our newest suite of digital and media literacy games! Each Emerging Citizens game encourages students to engage with culturally and politically relevant topics that affect their daily lives while focusing on a specific 21st digital modality (Hashtags, Memes, and Hyperlinking).
Our workshop will focus on how game-based interventions fit within the larger context of digital and media literacy discourse, particularly the risks and rewards of student-powered conversation through content creation. As one of our first beta tester groups, your input on implementation for classrooms, community groups, and after-school programs will be tremendously valuable
Pizza will be provided, followed by the beta-test and a feedback session.
Gateway Media Literacy Partners
9:00 AM CDT
St. Louis, MO
Internationally-known media literacy education strategist Dr. Faith Rogow of Insighters Education helps people learn from media and one another and is an expert on technology in early childhood. Join us at the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch to learn how to be better media literacy educators in early childhood settings and how to be a media mentor to parents.
This workshop is presented by Mind Full of Words, a PNC Foundation funded partnership mindful of the importance of vocabulary development at an early age.
Moms for Media Literacy Luncheon
1:30 PM CDT
Media Literacy Week Celebration
Belfast Free Library
2:30 PM EDT
A Media Literacy Week SHOUTOUT to Alicia Keys
Celebrities are a face of the media culture and play a key role in setting standards of attractiveness. When they speak out against these ideal standards of perfection, we need to support them and advocate for body positivity. Check out the Get REAL! Digital and Media Literacy Toolkit for more ways to SHOUTOUT. @aliciakeys #MediaLitWk @MediaLiteracyED @Proud2BmeUS
Norfolk Community Television
1:oo PM PM EDT
This year, NCTV will be hosting two sessions of walk-in tech help, starting a new technology class at the local senior center, hosting a media literacy workshop, and screening This is Media at our studio. We’re so excited to participate in Media Literacy Week again this year!
The Engagement Lab
2:00 PM EDT
Each Emerging Citizens game encourages students to engage with culturally and politically relevant topics that affect their daily lives while focusing on a specific 21st digital modality (Hashtags, Memes, and Hyperlinking).
Our workshop will focus on how game-based interventions fit within the larger context of digital and media literacy discourse, particularly the risks and rewards of student-powered conversation through content creation.
Media Literacy Week Initiatives
We are hosting two week-long initiatives:
- A special trailer will be playing in our JBFC Theater in front of approximately 50 screenings of first-run films in our 250-seat theater. The trailer will highlight Media Literacy Week and the JBFC’s Visual Glossary.
- We are also featuring a special View Now Do Now on the JBFC’s website.
Every day during Media Literacy Week, the Youth and Media (YaM) team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University will be on Twitter and Facebook to share tips, topics for discussion, and more from our digital literacy and related resources about online safety, privacy, creative expression, and information quality that can help you navigate connected learning environments and the digital world. Please join in at @YouthandMedia and https://www.facebook.com/youthandmediaberkmancenter.