Monday, November 6

Media Literacy Week Kick Off Event

Reuters, NYC

8:15 AM – 3:30 PM ET

Documentary Film Screening: The Occupation of the American Mind

Idaho Media Initiative Documentary Film Series

Boise State University

7:00 PM MT

1019 University Drive
Special Events Center
Boise, Idaho 83725

KQED Education

Online Webinar

4:00 PM PT

KQED is hosting an online screening of its latest mini-series “Stepping Up” which features the stories of youth activists and what inspires them to make change. After the screening, students will have the opportunity to submit either a video, audio, or written piece, explaining a time that they were inspired to make change. The winner of the challenge will be chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, and their submissions will be featured both on the KQED website, as well as in a special screening on January 18.

Twitter: @kqededspace
Instagram: @kqededucation

Youth, Media & Elections: #sschat for Teachers

22X20 Campaign, CIRCLE @civicyouth + The LAMP @thelamp + Participate @Participate


7:00 PM ET

While many K-12 teachers leverage local, state, and national elections to engage students and meet learning goals, adding a media literacy element is both timely and helps students build and use their voices. This chat will focus on how social studies teachers do and can include skill development around media literacy with election content. While digital media trends have created a more complicated political information ecosystem to navigate, they also create more opportunity for interactive lessons to develop civic skills through discussion, research, and expression on issues that students care about. The chat will be facilitated by partners involved in the 22×20 Campaign to engage and prepare teens who will be 18 years old by the 2020 election.


Media Literacy Now RI Webinar

Media Literacy Now RI and Media Education Lab

7:00 PM ET

Media Literacy Now RI will host an informational webinar discussing the past, present, and future of media literacy in Rhode Island. We will share ideas on how to integrate media literacy into classrooms, libraries, and homes across the state of Rhode Island. Anyone interested in media literacy is welcome to join the discussion!


Showing of Screenagers and Media Literacy Discussion

Isidore Newman School

6:30 PM CT

Isidore Newman School
1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115

Dear Parents,

Our children live in the digital world and need our help negotiating the challenges. As the speed and quantity of information grow exponentially, we need to critically think about the role media play in our lives, our society, and our world.

Isidore Newman is participating in national Media Literacy Week events nationwide by hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary, Screenagers. The film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director’s own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics, and Internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can begin to empower kids about how to best navigate and understand the pervasive impacts of the digital world. The evening’s events begin with opening remarks by Newman counselors Mimi Ryan and Michael Simon and will feature a brief discussion after the film, which runs 67 minutes. Please be aware that seating is limited to Newman parents only and RSVP required.

#medialiteracyweek #namle #isidorenewman #screenagers

Social Media Campaign

News Literacy Project


We are planning to use Facebook — which is a powerful tool for us — and Twitter to create assets and messaging that show our support for media literacy week and demonstrate how news literacy fits into media literacy.


Ad Busting for Media Literacy

Appalachian State University

12:30 AM ET

151 College Street
Boone, NC 28607


Film Screening: Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image

Saint Vincent College

7:00 PM ET

Saint Vincent College
Luparello Hall
Latrobe, PA 15650


Center for Media Literacy

Videos will be available on CML’s YouTube channel. Video messages gathered from students and librarians about why media literacy is important.

Intro to Media Literacy for the English Learner

bliuHarp Media

6:00 PM PT

Farmersville Junior High School
Farmersville, CA

Introducing the concept of media literacy to English Language Learners.

Webinar: Media Literacy Rocks: Activities for Your Classroom

National Writing Project

4:00 PM PT

In this “make-with-me” episode, NAMLE’s Jaclyn Siegel and Caitlin Barry will provide examples of media literacy activities that can be implemented in History and English classrooms, grades 6-12. They will cover activities relating to news media, social media, stereotypes in the media, and video production. Viewers will receive lesson activity examples and resources to use in their own classroom!

@innovates_ed, @writingproject

Webinar: Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking

Common Sense Education

3:00 PM

How can you fit media literacy into the curriculum when it is already so packed? How can you use media analysis to teach core content and standards while also teaching critical media literacy skills?

In this edWebinar, discover how you can help students grapple with these topics in a thoughtful, honest, and civil way that encourages thinking about their own biases. Veteran teacher and media literacy trainer Chris Sperry will engage participants in analyzing classroom models of inquiry-based media analysis to explore pedagogy and practice. He will present classroom-ready strategies and free online resources from Project Look Sharp—applicable to all grade levels and subject areas—for integrating constructivist media decoding activities into your curriculum.

There will be time to ask Chris your questions after his presentation. This edWebinar is geared towards teachers, administrators, and library media specialists at the K-12 level. Join us to learn how to integrate media literacy and critical thinking into your curriculum!

About the Presenter: Chris Sperry is the director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp, a media-literacy initiative founded in 1993 at Ithaca College. He has taught secondary social studies and media studies at the Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca, New York, since 1979. He is the co-author of numerous curriculum kits that integrate media decoding and critical thinking into the curriculum. These include the Media Construction series on war, presidential campaigns, the Middle East, Soviet history, Africa, economics, and global warming. He is the recipient of the 2005 National PTA and Cable Leaders in Learning Award for Media Literacy and the 2008 National Council for the Social Studies James M. Becker Award for Global Understanding.

ʺIs It Fake, or Not?” Lesson

Cyber Civics and Cyber Wise

8:30 AM PT

Journey School
27102 Foxborough
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Twitter: @cybercivics @becyberwise @dianagraber
Facebook: and

Unlock teaching strategies for the 21st-century classroom

Teach Away and Teachers College, Columbia University


Join Teachers College, Columbia University, and leading education professional development platform Teach Away for a free week-long online event recognizing Media Literacy Week featuring expert insights from award-winning educator and digital literacy expert, Dr. Detra Price-Dennis.

What is Media Literacy Week?
A nationwide week-long event spotlighting the importance of digital and media literacy as key in the education of children and young people.

Your inbox! RSVP for the free event and receive one email a day featuring:
Insights from Dr. Detra Price-Dennis, Assistant Professor of Elementary & Inclusive Education.
• Classroom resources (including a mini guide to apps in the classroom!)
• Lesson plans
• And much more!

So, what are you waiting for? RSVP today to bring your teaching practice into the 21st century.

Twitter: @TeachAway, @teachaway

Film Screening: Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image


7:00 PM ET

YES Cinema
328 Jackson Street
Columbus, IN 47201


Webinar: Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking

Project Look Sharp


3:00 PM ET

Project Look Sharp’s Director of Curriculum Chris Sperry will be leading a webinar titled “Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking” on Monday, Nov. 6, from 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST. In collaboration with Common Sense Media, Sperry’s webinar will engage participants in analyzing classroom models of inquiry-based media analysis to explore pedagogy and practice. He will present classroom-ready strategies and free online resources from Project Look Sharp – applicable to all grade levels and subject areas – for integrating constructivist media decoding activities into curriculums. In this webinar, he will address questions, such as:

• How can we motivate and teach our students to continually and habitually ask key questions about the constructed nature of their mediated worlds?
• How can I fit media literacy into my curriculum when it is already so packed?
• How can I use media analysis to teach to my core content and standards while also teaching critical media literacy skills?
• How can I have my students grapple with controversial topics in a thoughtful, honest and civil way that encourages thinking about their own biases?

Sign-ups for the webinar can be accessed through:


Film Screening: Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image 

Fordham University Lambda Pi Eta and Fordham University Department of Communication & Media Studies

6:30 PM ET

Fordham University – Lincoln Center
Lowenstein Building, 12th Floor Lounge
113 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023

We invite you to join the discussion about body image, diversity and representation on November 6, when we’ll kick off Media Literacy Week 2017 with a major screening event in partnership with the documentary film Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image.
On November 6, we are hosting a special screening of the game changing documentary at 7PM, followed by a LIVE WEBCAST Q&A from the Lowenstein Building at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus at 8:45 PM. There will be an exceptional panel of body image experts answering questions on the night and the panel will be moderated by Bustle. You’ll be invited to ask questions and have some answered live. The panel will be webcast live into colleges, schools, universities, and community groups all across the US and Canada so YOU can be a part of a larger conversation about body image.
In a world where 90% of women and young girls say they do not feel represented in the fashion industry or in media, this film is needed now more than ever. Straight/Curve: Redefining Body Image premiered on EPIX in June to great acclaim, and the filmmakers are now working to bring the documentary to schools, universities, and communities, where it is needed most.

Instagram: @straightcurvefilm
Twitter: @StraightCurveNY and

Speak Up Stand Up for Media Literacy!

Taylor High School

11:15 AM CT

Taylor High School
355 FM 685
Taylor, TX 76574

Our Professional Communication Students will host a table to discuss the following topics during all three lunch periods during Media Literacy Week.

Digital Citizenship Learning Playlists: Sneak Preview & Micro-Lessons

Youth & Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Join the Youth & Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University as we celebrate Media Literacy Week with a preview of our forthcoming Digital Citizenship Learning Playlists! Please join us on Facebook or Twitter for a daily demo of and micro-lessons from these four Playlists: ʺBuilding and Protecting Your Online Presence,” “The Power of Resumes,” “Licensing for Digital Creators,” and “Change the World.ʺ


Media Literacy Week Happy Hour

Nucleus Learning Network and The Austin Monitor

5:30 PM CT

1905 Aldrich Street, Suite 130
Austin, TX 78723

In alignment with The Austin Monitor’s mission of providing information to keep readers civically engaged and educated on public policy, we are celebrating Media Literacy Week to highlight the importance of media literacy and its essential role in education today. We will be hosting this happy hour on Monday, November 6 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM at B.D. Rileys, Muller. There will be news literacy materials and activities provided by Nucleus Learning Network, as well as special happy hour prices for those who attend. The event will be free to the public, but we do encourage attendees to donate to the Austin Monitor’s NewsMatch campaign. We hope you’ll attend to learn more about the importance of media literacy, to play some games and pick up some media literacy skills, and to support the NewsMatch campaign!

@NucleusATX @austinmonitor

St. Louis Public Radio: ʺOn the Airʺ

Gateway Media Literacy Partners

12:00 PM CT

3651 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63108

Join GMLP board members Natasha Casey and Mary Pat Gallagher as they discuss the importance of media literacy with host Don Marsh as featured guests of Monday’s episode of St. Louis Public Radio’s ʺSt. Louis On the Air.ʺ

Twitter: @gmlpstl