Monday, October 31

Media Literacy Week 2016 officially launches on Monday, October 31. This section will be updated on a regular basis as information is flowing in each and every day. Continue to check back for events and activities updates.


YouthLearn Celebrates Media Literacy Week

Education Development Center

Chicago, IL

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.


Literacy and Liberty

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

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. On  October 31 and November 2, Dr. Theresa Redmond’s class on Media Literacy will discuss literacy and liberty.


Living in a Media World: Learning to Teach the Media K-12

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

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. On  October 31 and November 2, Dr. Theresa Redmond’s class on Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age will discuss how to teach media in grades K-12.


Collective Values Defined by Pop Culture

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

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. On October 31, Jamille Wallick’s class on Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age will discuss collective values as defined by pop culture.


Education License Discounts on Media Literacy Curriculum Materials

The Representation Project

Ross, CA

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 Social Media Campaign!

MEDIAGIRLS

Brookline, MA

#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.


Insighters Education

Online

In celebration of the U.S.’s second annual National Media Literacy Week and the 20th Anniversary of Insighters Education, Media Literacy Education Maven, Dr. Faith Rogow, announces the launch of a new edublog. TUNE IN Next Time: Media Literacy Education Musings focuses on how we use questions – and how we teach inquiry – to examine the media we create and consume.

Official Launch and Hosting of Canadian Media Literacy Week 2016: Makers and Creators

MediaSmarts

9:00 AM EDT

Ottawa, ON

Canadian Media Literacy Week will be launched October 31 at the Canadian Museum of Nature in the nation’s capital. MediaSmarts and the CTF are hosting over 120 students from across the country who are participating in Historica Canada’s Encounters with Canada program. Also joining is the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women. The event includes hands-on workshops with partners from Instagram,Twitter, Ladies Learning Code, and Actua. We’ll be sharing highlights of the launch on MediaSmarts’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, so follow #MedLitWeek for coverage of this event and many others happening during the week.

National Eating Disorders Association  (NEDA) and Proud2Bme USA
Online
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)’s youth outreach community at California State University, Northridge — Proud2Bme_CSUN (a community engagement project in the Journalism Department) — invites students, educators, health practitioners, and media professionals to participate in our second annual Facebook Challenge. Teens and young adults are often targeted with deceptive media imagery, and we’re encouraging them to take an active role in highlighting the meaning behind the message. Every day during National Media Literacy Week, we will post a new media image on the Proud2Bme Facebook page for you to analyze the image’s message and discuss its purpose, underlying meaning, how different people might interpret the message, and consider the tactics used to achieve its goal. After you post at https://www.facebook.com/Proud2BmeUSA, talk about it on social media: #MediaLitWk @MediaLiteracyED #Proud2Bme @Proud2BmeUS

A Media Literacy Week SHOUTOUT to Alicia Keys

Proud2Bme_CSUN
Online
Join our Celebrity SHOUTOUT to Alicia Keys for advocating no make-up to uncover her authentic self. Sick of the public’s ideal standard of female beauty and “how much women are brainwashed into feeling like we have to be skinny or sexy or desirable or perfect,” she said, “I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.”

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

PBS NewsHour Extra
Online
“Decoding Media Bias” lesson plan and video helps students to discuss how they get their news and the role of media bias. Students will examine how different news outlets report on the same topic and tweet ways in which they have seen media bias using the Twitter handle #DecodingMediaBias
Center for Media Literacy (CML)
Online
Commit2MediaLit! will feature video interviews that capture the excitement and importance of media literacy on the Center for Media Literacy’s YouTube Channel throughout Media Literacy Week. These videos will feature attendees from international MIL meetings in Rome, Sao Paulo, and San Francisco, including U.S. College students taught by Dr. Natasha Casey and Mr. Spencer Brayton at Blackburn College. High school students and college students from Brooklyn College taught by Dr. Belinha De Abreu will also be featured.

Media Literacy Week Initiatives

Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)
Pleasantville, NY

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.
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society
Cambridge, MA

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.