Monthly Update | April 2019
Nominate a Media Literacy Teacher or Researcher!

Take the time to recognize a teacher incorporating innovative media literacy practices in their classroom, spotlight a researcher providing new insight and approaches towards media literacy education, or honor a leader in the media literacy community by nominating them for one of the following awards: 

Elizabeth Thoman Service Award
Media Literacy Research Award
Media Literacy Teacher Award

Nominations will close on  April 19th
To view the descriptions for each award category and submit your nomination visit the Conference  website .
Early Bird Registration
Ends April 21!

Don't miss out on reduced registration fees!

Early bird registration includes access to pre-conference events, featured conference speakers, and informative sessions centered around timely topics on media literacy education at a fraction of the full conference price. Early bird rates are: 

General Attendee - Full Conference - $295.00
K-12 Educator - Full Conference - $200.00
Student - Full Conference - $150.00
Media Literacy in the News
Psychology Today: Parenting in a Digital World
NAMLE executive director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin is quoted in an article for Psychology Today written by CyberWise co-founder, Diana Graber. The article discusses common themes expressed by experts on issues facing teens and their parents in the digital world. [ read more ]
NPR: Learn to Discern Media Literacy Training
IREX, a global education organization, recently conducted a pilot media literacy project in Ukraine called Learn to Discern . The Learn to Discern program, funded by the U.S. and U.K. embassies in Ukraine, was tested in 50 schools where fact checkers, journalists and teachers embedded the training into 15 existing lesson plans. A report released by IREX says that students in 8th and 9th grades were better able to identify false information and hate speech as a result of the efforts. [ read more ]
M-Passioned: Meet Our Members
Brian Puerling
Director of Education Technology
Catherine Cook School Chicago
" As an avid movie creator and music mixer myself, I am excited to see what students can create when they are simply provided the opportunity to do so.  In the context of media creation, the creator becomes immersed in the creative process, from image and video choice, to music and transition choices.  I get excited when I see our students proud of their work, whether it be a four-year-old who just created a dramatization of the book The Great Kapok Tree using a green screen or a seventh grader eager to explain their choices and design of a documentary video for the History Fair. " [ read more ]
The Trust Project
The Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies, is developing The Trust Indicators , which are standardized disclosures that provide clarity on a news organization’s ethics and other standards for fairness and accuracy, a journalist’s background, and the work behind a news story.
Report: Smart Speakers
and Voice Assistants
Common Sense Media has released a report, created in partnership with SurveyMonkey, which addresses everything from parents' privacy concerns to the unexpected reasons kids interact with smart speakers and voice assist devices like Siri and Alexa. The Parent’s Ultimate Guide also provides advice on how to help families navigate the new world of voice-activated tech. [ read the report ]
Handout: Using Media Education To Raise Awareness About Sexual Harassment And Assault
To mark the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Media Education Foundation has released this resource to help bring attention to the cultural forces in media that perpetuate sexism and sexual abuse. [ read more ]
PBS NewsHour Classroom Discussion: College Admissions Scandal
PBS NewsHour has put together a classroom discussion guide for grades 7-12 about the recent college admissions scandal. The guide includes a video, summary, discussion questions, and extension activities. [ learn more ]
About Us
Executive Director
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Associate Director
Donnell Probst

Executive Board
Tony Streit, President 
David Kleeman, Vice President
Joanne Parsont, Secretary
Gonca Latif-Schmitt, Treasurer
Erin Reilly, Past President

Job Opportunities
Computer and Media Literacy Coordinator
Gándara Center
Holyoke, MA
[ more info ]

Program Coordinator, Free Spirit West
Free Spirit Media
Chicago, IL
[ more info ]

Visiting Position: Communication Studies/Multimedia Journalism
Augustana College
Rock Island, IL
[ more info ]
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