November 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
Cynthia Lieberman
Lynette Owens
Daniel Rhone
Nicole Starr
DC Vito

NAMLE 
LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Rachell Arteaga
Caitlin Barry
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

Catherine Burgess
Nneka Gigi

BULLETIN EDITOR
Nirvana Guzman

WANT TO BE FEATURED IN THE DECEMBER ORG PARTNER BULLETIN? 

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Next Submission Deadline: 

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December 6th, 2018

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ORG PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

Spotlight on Illinois Computing Educators: Teaching and Learning through Technology

Illinois Computing Educators is a statewide organization dedicated to leadership in education through technology.  With over 12,000 members, they have a network of educators knowledgeable about educational technology as well as innovative strategies to transform education. Executive Director, Amber Heffner writes, "Our  work as educators who use technology is to insure the safe use of technology as well as helping students understand the information that is available to them through online sources. Analyzing media is one critical skill they must have to succeed today and in the future." To read the full spotlight click here
PROJECTS
 
Digital natives learn to spot fakes at 'Be MediaWise' Training

MediaWise is a partnership between Poynter, the Stanford History Education Group, Local Media Association and National Association for Media Literacy Education, supported by Google Inc. Check out scenes from the first MediaWise event as they teach students how to to sort #fact from #fiction online. Read more about the event here

First MediaWise workshop
First MediaWise Workshop



1968: In Hindsight

The Lepage Center has just released a new podcast related to the 50th anniversary of 1968.  1968:In Hindsight   looks at key global issues, then and now.   Topics such as inequality, the environment, and distrust in government.  Through scholarship and conversation, this six-part miniseries dives into questions from fifty years ago that still matter today.  To view this podcast please go  here .
EVENTS

Slam My Story
E veryone has a story. What's your's? Montclair Film Festival is hosting the Slam My Story event on December 9th. The December theme will be: That was awkward! Life is filled with awkward moments. Come share your story LIVE and on their new PODCAST series! To find out more information please click here.

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 PSA's 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 this full article click here.  


              
News L iteracy  and C onspiracy T heories     
The News Literacy Project (NLP) published a new blog this November called News Literacy and Consipracy Theories. John Silva, Director of Education, writes: "  Without the skills to critically evaluate the content and sources for these posts, sites and other discussion groups, students can easily be persuaded that what's being said is factual. They may even contribute to the viral nature of the ideas by sharing them - in short, becoming a 'joiner."' To read the full blog please click 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, draw upon diverse media texts to portray expansive representations and perspectives, scaffold discussions and lead document analysis activities to enhance critical thinking and empathy, and learn techniques to prevent and address emotional pain and unhealthy conflict. To find out prices and enroll in this course please click here. 



Introducing a Youth Media-Making                          Toolkit

A first-of-its-kind comprehensive package designed for educators working with young people ages 13-18.  The lessons and activities fully connect media-making with our democracy, elections, and voting. The Youth Media-Making Toolkit promotes youth voice, voting, and democratic participation through media creation. Lessons guide teens to plan, make, and share diverse media about voting and civic engagement:  short videos, photos, Internet memes, animated GIFs, and persuasive images for social media. To find out more please click here

HIGHLIGHTS

 

KQED Learn has been awarded one of three   Misinformation Solutions Prize , after participating as a finalist in the national Misinformation Solutions Forum. The Forum and prizes were presented by the Rita Allen Foundation and RTI International in partnership with the Aspen Institute, with additional support provided by the Burroughs Welcome Fund, Craig Newmark Philanthropies and Democracy Fund. The prize recognized the value of the "Go Above the Noise" student discussions in KQED Learn that begin with a question posed in an episode of Above the Noise and then ask for students to engage in research and peer-to-peer online civic discourse in response to the question.

 
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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: 

Thursday
December 6th, 2018

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