FEBRUARY 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
Catherine Burgess
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: 

March 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.  
 



Early Bird registration* for NAMLE's 2017 
Conference is open.

The conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois, from June 26-June 28, 2017, at Roosevelt University. It will officially kick-off with pre-conference events on Monday, June 26 (additional registration required). The full conference will commence with an evening reception on Monday, June 26 and continue on Tuesday, June 27 through  Wednesday, June 28, 2017.



For more information abou t rates and lodging, click  here Information about pre-conference events and CEU process will be available soon.

*Early Bird rates will be available until Friday, April 21, 2017.

ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

  
  

In this month's Organizational Partner Spotlight Emily Bailin Wells interviewed Alice Bouvrie,the Promotions Team Lead on the Steering Committee for New Day Films New Day Films initially formed because the women's movement had arrived and a group of independent filmmakers couldn't find distribution for their feminist films. New Day sustains the ideas that inspired its formation in 1971 - collaboration, hope, and social change. "We met at the 1971 Flaherty Seminar, where some of our films were programmed," recalled founding member Amalie Rothschild. "I was in production with It Happens to Us. I'd been trying to get distribution for Woo Who? May Wilson. I'd take it to non-theatrical distribution companies, and they'd say 'It's wonderful, dear, we really like it - but there's no audience' ". Read the full interview here



PROJECTS

www.facinghistory.org
 
STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

On Wednesday, March 1 at 9:00 a.m. EST  Facing History and Ourselves' 2017 student essay contest will begin accepting submissions, ending promptly on Wednesday, March 15 at 9:00 p.m. EST.  To prepare students to submit their essays, here are some reminders: 

*All essays need to be entered individually on contest this website:  contest.facinghistory.org/choices.

*All participants must be 13 years or older. 

*All participants must list valid contact information for their teacher as part of the contest submission form and receive parent/guardian permission to participate. 

*No exceptions will be made for late essays, including technical difficulties.


 

Prompt your students to submit their essays well ahead of the March 15 deadline.  Be sure to review the official contest rules and  FAQs for more information on the timeline and eligibility. If you have questions, contact us at  contest@facinghistory.org .  




JOIN THE GLOBAL YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL

Applications for the Global Youth Advisory Council are now open! The Representation Project is looking for their next GYAC class.  This year, the Council will be made up of 20 amazing young people from the ages of 16 to 24, ready to organize their peers by facilitating a Global Youth Rep chapter on their campus or community. The deadline is March 15th.   Apply now !
RESOURCES

       www.newamerica.org
 
EDUCATION AGENDA 2017
 
The new year brings a barrage of new questions and concerns-and opportunities-regarding educational quality, equity, and access. Enter New America's recently released  Education Agenda 2017 . The brief distills 10 ideas from recent papers aimed at policy leaders at the federal, state, and local levels. Given the signals from the new Administration, as well as the themes of the newly enacted Every Student Succeeds Act, New America predicts that state and local policies will carry significant weight. Agenda 2017 shows how state and local leaders can drive positive change across educational institutions, from early learning through the post-secondary years. 


NEW VIDEO RESOURCE: 
HISTORY OF THE US PRESIDENCY

KQED  invites you to better understand the duties and powers of the President of the United States - from George Washington to Barack Obama. These 60-second videos take you back in time at some of the most pivotal turning points in American history. Click here to view the video collection.


EVENTS

www.burnsfilmcenter.org

VIDEO GAME CLUB GRADES 5-8

The Jacob Burns Film Center is offering  a video game club for grades 5th through 8th where kids can; 
  • Check out new game design software;
  • Be part of a community discovering new ways of creating stories;
  • Explore various innovative, story-driven games, and create some of your own.
$125/$112.50 (JBFC members, Film Family level and above)
Nonmembers will be charged a $20 registration fee. Click here to register. 



COPYRIGHT CLARITY COMES TO CLEVELAND

Exclusive day-long 
Train-the-Trainer professional development program enables you to be a leader in teaching about cop yright and fair use. 

PRESENTERS: 
Renee Hobbs and 
Kristin Hokanson

DATE: MONDAY, March 20, 2017
LOCATION: John Carroll University
University Heights, Ohio
PROGRAM FEE: $129





SCENARIOS IS PREMIERING TWO NEW FILMS MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017 

Scenarios is excited to announce that the premiere of their next two films, Cut in Half and Split Persona, will take place on Monday, May 22nd at BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn. 
  • Cut in Half, written by 17 year old Leen Shumman and directed by Susan Seidelman is a story of a Muslim family coping with the Leukemia diagnosis of their eldest daughter. 
  • Split Persona, written by 17 year old Mayraleeh Nelson and directed by Bradley Rust Gray is about twin sisters as they deal with their fraying bond after their mother shows signs of depression.
Join them as they celebrate the winning stories and their writers during a fun evening of film, food, drink, and important discussions with the writers and filmmakers about the issues each film represents. Click here to find out more. 



DIGITAL LITERACY SUMMER INSTITUTE 
JULY 23 - 28, 2017

The premiere professional development program is back in Providence, Rhode Island for its 5th year! This hands-on, minds-on learning experience for K-12 and college faculty, librarians, graduate students and media professionals is transformational! Learn more about the program here.





 
Let NAMLE know  
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 March 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 MJ Robinson at  mjrobinson@namle.net  OR upload them here .