December
2018
 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin   
 
NAMLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Erin Reilly, President
President

David Kleeman
Vice President

Tony Streit  
Treasurer

Joanne Parsont
Secretary

Sherri Hope Culver
Past President

Kristi Avram 
Steve Hargadon
Alicia Haywood
Tori Horton
Gonca Latif- Schmitt
Lynette Owens
Daniel Rhone
Nicole Starr
DC Vito

NAMLE 
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Rachell Arteaga
Caitlin Barry
Catherine Burgess
Natasha Casey
Laurie Chin Sayres  
Belinha S. De Abreu
Max Foehringer
Elizaveta Friesem
Yonty Friesem
Kelsey Greene
Emily Keating
David Magolis
David Cooper Moore
Pamela L. Morris
Tina L. Peterson
Donnell Probst
Theresa Redmond
Rebecca Reynolds
Benjamin Thevenin
Jaclyn Siegel
Julie Smith
Evelien Schilder
Emily Bailin Wells
Jiwon Yoon

NAMLE STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Nneka Gigi

BULLETIN EDITOR
Nirvana Guzman

WANT TO BE FEATURED IN THE
JANUARY ORG PARTNER BULLETIN? 

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January 16th, 2019

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Core Principles of Media Literacy Education

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ORG PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
 
Spotlight on iCivics: 
Meaningful Civic Learning

iCivics offers a range of practical, dynamic, and standards-aligned resources tailored to the needs of classroom teachers. They have over 200 resources that are FREE and accessible to all.  iCivics has free lesson plans about media and influence, news literacy, and embedded media moments in a variety of our lesson plans. They have a media literacy game for middle and high school audiences-NewsFeed Defenders-that every classroom can play! To read their full spotlight interview please click here

    
PROJECTS



Roots of Media Literacy 

L isten as Tessa Jolls, president and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy, describes the early years of the field and how it has evolved since then on this special episode of The Mind Online, a podcast of Teaching Tolerance. "Media literacy is foundational to almost every aspect of learning," she says. You'll hear how she breaks down the core concepts of media literacy: Whether it's deconstructing old media or constructing new media. To hear this podcast, please click here


 
In October 2018, the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest convened a public conversation on American democracy in historical perspective.  Comprising historians and journalists, the conversation examined the promises and shortcomings of American democracy over time from a variety of perspectives. In follow-up to the event, Villanova University's Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest has created a free resource," American Democracy: 8 Key Takeaways." They encourage teachers, students, and voters to use this resource as a starting point for their own conversations about the American democratic experiment.
EVENTS
Join a community of teachers committed to supporting students' creative expression and critical thinking through the process of viewing and creating media on these dates: 

Grades 3-5 - March 7
Grades 6-8 - March 14
Grades 9-12 - March 21 

Learn how to use the Jacob Burns Film Center's (JBFC)  free online resources to help your students develop their capacity as storytellers and communicators and hear from classroom teachers who are effectively integrating these media arts strategies into English Language Arts and Literacy instruction with the JBFC's curriculum  Image, Sound, and Story.
RESOURCES
 
 Make Time for Innovation Despite Curricular Demands

Kara Clayton  published a new article called Make Time for Innovation Despite Curricular Demands . Clayton writes about her experience  dealing with the  highly structured reading program called  Success for All  (SFA) and how making PSAs with her students helped her make time for innovation. She writes, " Innovation and literacy do not have to take place in silos. Instead, they can happen hand-in-hand... innovation, collaboration, discussion and reflection. Yes, it can happen in the elementary schools even when curricular demands seem overwhelming." To read the full article, click here.  
    
 Free Professional Development 

NewseumED is offering free professional development workshops at your school or in your district between now and June 2019. Get the First Amendment background and media literacy techniques to help students understand where and how they can exercise freedom of expression in a world of social media and social protests. They'll travel anywhere in the United States - at their expense. (Yup, that's right.) Find additional information and a request form here.
OPPORTUNITIES
 
Challenging Topics Course

Project Look Sharp is offering The Challenging Topics Course . This course starts January 22 and will run for six consecutive Tuesdays from 7 - 8:30pm EST.  Led by an educator with over 30 years of experience, this interactive offering will help you:  align controversial topics with larger learning goals, d raw upon diverse media texts to portray expansive representations and perspectives, s caffold discussions and lead document analysis activities to enhance critical thinking and empathy, and l earn techniques to prevent and address emotional pain and unhealthy conflict. To find out prices and enroll in this course please click here. 

KQED Teach & Maker Ed Bootcamp: Digital Portfolios

In this free, online, twelve-day bootcamp, participants will take the KQED Teach course " Digital Portfolios with Maker Ed" along with a supportive community of fellow educators, and participate in additional activities not available in the  self-paced version of the course. The bootcamp will focus on:  Documentation processes and digital portfolio tools,  How to support youth-designed portfolios, and  Maker Ed's Open Portfolio Project.  Bootcamp participants will create their own digital portfolio and will walk away with a collection of resources they can use to support youth-designed portfolios. Enroll now for January 2-13

 
Let NAMLE 
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WANT TO BE FEATURED IN THE NOVEMBER ORG PARTNER BULLETIN? 

If you have something you would like to share in our next Organizational Partner Bulletin, please email the pertinent information (including l ogos and photos) by the next submission deadline to  Nirvana Guzman at  nguzman@namle.net.


Next Submission Deadline: 

Wednesday
January 16th, 2019

Send an email to nguzman @namle.net
with the words "Org Partner" in the subject  header.