JANUARY 2017


Bulletin Editor
Deirdre Morgenthaler 
 
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin   
 
NAMLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Erin Reilly, President
President

David W. Brown
Past President

Kelly Whitney
1st Vice President

Tony Streit  
Treasurer

Joanne Parsont
Secretary

Kristi Avram
Sherri Hope Culver
David Kleeman
Cynthia Lieberman
Kim Osborne
Lynette Owens
Nicole Starr
Federico Subervi
DC Vito

NAMLE 
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
Rachell Arteaga
Caitlin Barry
Karl Carter
Belinha De Abreu
David Cooper Moore
Elizaveta Friesem
Yonty Friesem
Kelsey Greene
Jaclyn Kahn Siegel
Emily Keating
David Magolis
Deirdre Morgenthaler
Tina Peterson
Theresa Redmond
Rebecca Reynolds
Laurie Chin Sayres
Evelien Schilder
Julie Smith
Benjamin Thevenin
 Jiwon Yoon

NAMLE STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Emily Bailin
Roma Dash 
Donnell Probst
Zoey Wang

 
 
Are you a NAMLE partner? 
 
Send us a message to let us know what's new with you.  Email us now with the subject header, 
"Org Partner". 
 
Next submission deadline: 

February 13, 2017

NAMLE
NEEDS YOU.
 
You can make a difference and advance the mission of media literacy education.

Core Principles of Media Literacy Education

The purpose of media literacy education is to develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression needed by critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens in today's world.  
 
ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNER SPOTLIGHT



Emily Bailin Wells recently interviewed Robin Mencher, Executive Director, KQED Learning for this month's Organizational Partner Spotlight. According to Robin, the goal of KQED Learning is to "foster learning within and outside of the classroom through exploring, creating and sharing media t hrough the engagement and support of educators in their utilization of PBS and KQED content as a learning tool." KQED produces and distributes high-quality, standards-aligned digital media and curriculum that make learning relevant and engaging. Read the full article here 
PROJECTS

www.facinghistory.org
 
#BETTERMAKEROOM 
Facing History and O urselves and First Lady Michelle Obama's Better Make Room Initiative have come together around a shared mission of empowering U.S. high school students to create a better future for themselves and their communities. Watch their new joint PSA video and share this important message on  Facebook and  Twitter with your family and friends!







MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN EDUCATION

Outside the Lens seeks to close the digital divide of these times, by bringing technology, media, and arts education to all youth - especially those who need it the most. This short film takes you inside one of their 4th grade classrooms, where they are integrating art with science to empower students to make their voices heard.







RESPONDING TO THE FAKE NEWS CRISIS

In response to the growing concerns about fake news and the recent election, Chris and Sox Sperry of Project Look Sharp have put together a list of relevant lessons and classroom activities from our existing kits as a new resource for teachers. Click here to access these great resources.

RESOURCES

www.newamerica.org
 
THE NEW AMERICA CARE REPORT
 In the past 50 years, the experience of the American family has undergone a sea change. In the mid-twentieth century, breadwinner-homemaker families were not only more the norm, but held up as the ideal. Today, there is  no one "typical" American family. And in a majority of families with children under 18, all parents work for pay outside the home. The New America Care Report examines the cost, quality, and availability of child care across the United States.



ONLINE COURSE: FIND BALANCE WITH DIGITAL DEVICES 

This online course is all about the vital subject of "Balance" widely considered one of the most essential skills of digital life. In a few short hours, learn how to balance your online and offline lives and, most importantly, understand how and why to help young people maintain their own balance with digital devices. Click here to access the article.

EVENTS


Elizabeth Thoman
June 18, 1943 - Dec 22, 2016
 
MEMORIAL SERVICE

FOR MEDIA LITERACY PIONEER

A celebration of life for Elizabeth Thoman, media literacy pioneer and founder of the Center for Media Literacy, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 2-4 PM, at St. Augustine Parish Hall in Los Angeles. At the memorial gathering Liz will be honored and celebrated for her contributions to our community and to education world-wide. Click here to see the announcement and her obituary.





YOUTH COUNCIL MEET UP
FEB 12, 2017   

Outside the Lens is hosting its FREE, bi-monthly, digital-media focused college and career readiness program for San Diego teens. Students are provided such opportunities as:
  • Film and Photography Workshops
  • Leadership Development
  • Service Learning
  • Internships & Work Experience
All workshops run from 2- 4 pm at the Encinitas Library. Wish to attend? Sign up here or contact Hilary Morefield at Hilary@outsidethelens.org.



www.burnsfilmcenter.org

DO NOT RESIST, SCREENING FEBRUARY 23

The Jacob Burns Film Center will screen Do Not Resist, a documentary film about the over-militarization of local police that has mushroomed in the last generation all over the US, on Thursday, February 23 at 7:30pm. Directed by Chris Atkinson. The Jacob Burns Film Center screens more than 400 films per year and offers programs for schools and teachers. Sign up for their e-Bulletin here.


OPPORTUNITIES


 
 
www.bush.edu

SEEKING DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT 


The Bush School is Seattle's only K-12 independent school and currently enrolls 656 students. Bush seeks a dynamic, experienced and successful development professional to serve as its next full-time Director of Development. Bush's mission is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities. The school provides a progressive, inquiry-based, student-centered program focused on participatory learning designed to produce caring and informed students, artists, athletes, thinkers, and citizens who aspire to live rewarding and purposeful lives. Learn more about the position here.


 
 
 NAMLE IS HIRING! 

NAMLE is looking for a competent Program Manager to undertake a variety of administrative and program management tasks. The NAMLE Program Manager will help in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties. The Program Manager will perform a wide range of duties with special focus on NAMLE's National Conference, member relations and organizational partnership growth and maintenance.
  • Job is based in NYC.
  • Approximately 20 - 25 hours a week.
  • $2,000 a month flat rate. 
  • Initial contract period: February 15 - August 15, 2017
Interested? Send an application to Michelle Ciulla Lipkin: 
at mciullalipkin@namle.net. Please include a resume and cover letter.
 
 
 
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what you are up to!

If you have something you'd like to share in our next Organizational Partner Bulletin,  please complete and submit this Google Form by February 13, 2017, we will follow up with any questions, but if you have any supporting materials or images (including your logo), please email those separately to Alicia Haywood at namle@namle.net OR upload them here .