July 2019
Partner Spotlight
The Trust Project

"Our consortium is made up of news organizations that care deeply about their role in society and are responding not just to the information crisis itself, but to the public’s expressed wants and needs. We don’t ask people to trust some sort of “black box” ratings of trustworthiness or certify news, instead providing information that people can use to decide for themselves." Read the full interview with The Trust Project founder and chief executive, Sally Lehrman.
Save the Date
5th Annual
U.S. Media Literacy Week
Planning is well under way for the 5th annual U.S. Media Literacy Week, hosted by NAMLE! We are working hard to put together the 2019 toolkit and revamp the MLW website, so start thinking about what events you can host or the lessons you can create to celebrate Media Literacy Week this October! Any questions? Send us an email at  medialiteracyweek@namle.net!
October 21-25, 2019
DigiUri Media Club: "#Being13: The Secret World of Teens" Documentary
Join the Media Education Lab on August 5 at 9am ET to discuss " #Being13: Inside the Secret World of Teens ," a forty-five minute documentary by CNN that seeks to shed light on how young people are using social media and what adults should know about it. The event will explore the documentary, the comments posted about the video by teens, and more! [ read more ]
Live Stream: #Digital4Good Conference
At the annual #Digital4Good conference, students, industry representatives, and educators focus on empowering positive tech and media use--digital for good. The guest speakers and school faculty will celebrate student voice and digital leadership during a fast-paced mix of presentations, panels, and videos being showcased at the third annual #Digital4Good awards. Sign up and receive a notification when the event goes live on September 16. [ learn more ]
Canadian Media Literacy Week 2019
The theme of this year's Canadian Media Literacy Week is Break the Fake , a campaign to stop the spread of false information and to encourage Canadians of all ages to check before sharing. Community organizers, educators, and engaged online citizens can join MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation from October 7-11, 2019 to promote digital and media literacy. Visit the website for information or email mlw@mediasmarts.ca to find out more.
Film and Educator Resource available from POV on PBS

Roll Red Roll
POV's Season 32 opener, Roll Red Roll , follows the aftermath of a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, where members of the high school football team assaulted a teenage girl and chronicled it on social media. The film is available to K-12 teachers, who can show the film in the classroom for free through the POV Community Network . The accompanying resource, Transforming a Culture of Silence: Preventing Sexual Violence and Rape , uses a media literacy framework to explore the role that rape culture plays in perpetuating sexual violence. 

On Her Shoulders
On Her Shoulders follows a young Yazidi woman, Nadia Murad, who survived genocide and sexual slavery by ISIS. Having to repeat her story over and over again to bring awareness on the atrocities done to her people, Nadia must navigate bureaucracy, fame, and people's good intentions. The film is available to K-12 teachers, who can show the film in the classroom for free through the POV Community Network. The accompanying resource, Nadia Murad in the Public Eye: Analyzing the Moral Responsibility of the Media , allows students to broaden their media literacy skills by identifying the moral and ethical parameters journalists follow when interacting with and reporting on survivors of genocide. 

Questions or comments? Email events@pov.org .
Profession Development: Middle/High School Educators
Want to bring your curriculum into students' digital learning space with project-based learning that is immersive, engaging, collaborative and challenging?  Meridian Stories', experts in curriculum driven, Digital Storytelling Challenges in Language Arts, STEAM and History for middle and high schools, offers professional development workshops , which can be delivered via webcast in a single hour or full morning/afternoon sessions. Contact Brett Pierce for more information.
Digital Passport
Introduce students in grades 3–5 to the Digital Passport™ by Common Sense Education. The award-winning suite of six interactive games addresses key issues kids face in today's digital world. Each engaging game teaches critical digital citizenship skills that help students learn to use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. [ learn more ]
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