May 2019
Partner Spotlight
Copyright & Creativity
for Ethical Digital Citizens
" Being engaged and successful digital citizens will require students to develop basic literacy with how to assess and interact with online media. The specific topic that Copyright & Creativity addresses is one part of that, but it belongs in a broader program of media literacy that should be widely taught in schools. In order to educate students to be good digital citizens, these topics should be included in educational programs around the country. " Read the full interview with Copyright & Creativity.
Meet NAMLE's Organizational Partners!
Did you know one of the many benefits of being a NAMLE Organizational Partner is that you get to exhibit at the biennial conference for FREE? That's up to a $250 value! The exhibit hall will be open all day, Thursday, June 27th at American University. There is still time left to reserve your table in the exhibit hall, click HERE for more information!

Want to attend NAMLE's Conference? Check out the pre-conference opportunities, kickoff event , full conference schedule , exciting plenaries , amazing speakers , and then register today!
Teacher Institute: Image, Sound, and Story
Teachers of grades 3-12 are invited to join the Jacob Burns Film Center for the Image, Sound, and Story Teacher Institute on July 16, 17, and 18. This summer professional development program prepares teachers to lead instruction for the first three projects of the curriculum: “Image,” “Sound,” and “Story.” The Institute features special guests, screenings, and technical support. Educators leave inspired to bring new literacy strategies to their class and receive support throughout the school year for successful, customized implementation. Registration deadline: June 5.
KQED: Summer Professional Development KQED's facilitated, online professional development courses start in June! Sign up now for one of their most popular courses and get daily prompts and supports from KQED Education staff. Register now to join a facilitated cohort:

June 10-16: Making Info-graphics  
New MediaSmarts Research:
Hate Online and Youth
MediaSmarts launched their latest research, Young Canadians Pushing Back Against Hate Online , which examines youth experiences with hate online – from anti-gay slurs in gaming communities to racist memes on social media. The research looks at the reasons why young people would or wouldn’t push back when they see hatred in their online communities, and makes recommendations for parents, educators, policy makers and online platforms. Read the key findings, infographic and full report here
Curriculum: Image, Sound, and Story
Image, Sound, and Story integrates short films and media projects into classroom culture and literacy instruction. The curriculum is guided by Jacob Burns Film Center’s experience working with over 200,000 young people: building skills of observation, comprehension, and analysis for viewing media and developing imagination, intention, and production skills in creating media. Learners communicate and collaborate with 21st century tools as they expand their traditional literacy practices of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Each project in the curriculum is based upon a literacy concept. Click HERE to view a short video that demonstrates the power of Image, Sound, and Story in the classroom.
Newsguard Now Includes Italian, French, and German-language Websites
NewsGuard is expanding its reviews of news and information websites to include Italian, French, and German-language websites. Users of its free browser extension will be able to access reviews, which assess sites' credibility and transparency, for hundreds of popular European websites in their native languages. If you want to learn more about how educators and librarians can use NewsGuard as tool for teaching news literacy skills, email Sarah Brandt .
Instagram and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Join Forces to Bring Local Youth-Reported Art Stories to IGTV
What does public art look like in your community? That's the question PBS Student Reporting Labs (SRL) asked its national network of teen journalists to explore for their latest series, Art in Real Life . Follow SRL on Instagram to watch these youth-driven community stories.
Best in Show:
Immigration Rap Challenge
Take a look at this three minute video from middle schoolers in Maine in response to the Immigration Rap Challenge, one of Meridian Stories fifteen annual Digital Storytelling Challenges. For this challenge, students were asked to create an exploratory rap about the issue of immigration, based on information collected in their community by talking to first, second or third generation immigrants, local politicians, educators, or others who have opinions on the immigration debate. For more student work and challenges, visit Meridian Stories .
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