APRIL 2017

Bulletin Editor
Deirdre Morgenthaler 
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin   

Erin Reilly, President

David W. Brown
Past President

Kelly Whitney
1st Vice President

Tony Streit  

Joanne Parsont

Kristi Avram
Sherri Hope Culver
David Kleeman
Cynthia Lieberman
Kim Osborne
Lynette Owens
Nicole Starr
Federico Subervi
DC Vito

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


Emily Bailin
Catherine Burgess
Roma Dash 
Donnell Probst
Zoey Wang

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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: 

April 17, 2017

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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.  

2017 Conference To-Do List!
1) Check the 2017 Conference website regularly for updates!

2)   Register today for the 2017 Conference to take advantage of Early Bird rates (available until May 5)!

3)  Promote your organization or product by participating as an exhibitor or advertising in the program book!

See you in Chicago! 
Any conference questions? 
Contact MJ Robinson at  mjrobinson@namle.net.
This month's Organizational Partner Spotlight is on Cyber Civicsa middle school digital media and literacy curriculum and Cyberwise an organization that provides free resources for parents and teachers as well as inexpensive online courses on topics such as online privacy, reputation management, and online safety. Click HERE to read the full article. 


New Campaign from FHO:
What Makes Democracy Work? 

Facing History and Ourselves is launching a new campaign inviting educators, students, and community members to answer the question "What makes democracy work?" 
Over the next eight weeks, FHO is exploring this question with the help of historians, legal and political scholars, and voices from literature and history. Remember to visit their webpage Democracy and Us every Thursday in April and May 2017 for new content. Check out their weekly blog posts and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #democracyandus

Special Issue from Youth Media Reporter

The Editors at Youth Media Reporter are delighted to announce a Special Issue, a collaborative project with The Alliance for Media Arts and Culture's Consulting Producers Myah Overstreet and Jason Wyman. Focused on youth media and creative youth development, the issue is inspired by The Alliance's 50 State Dinner Party Project, exploring our past, present, and future. Click HERE to access the issue. 

Media Literacy Now reports that two bills that were introduced as a direct result of their advocacy have passed this year, bringing the total to four passed laws. The two bills were a Washington bill that provides an appropriation for media literacy (the second bill passed in that state) and a House Memorial in New Mexico.  In addition, a bill in Connecticut has been reported out of committee and will next be taken up on the Senate floor. This year, there are total of at least 19 MLN-influenced bills around the country, including eight media literacy bills in Massachusetts as a result of the work they began there in 2011. Media Literacy Now advocates have spoken at hearings in California, Washington, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Mexico. Read more here

New Law Promotes Media Literacy, Internet Safety in Schools

Action for Media Education is very happy to announce that the bill it has worked so hard to promote concerning media literacy education has just passed the House and Senate. This bill follows Washington's first bill passed last year which mandated among other things that their Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction form a statewide advisory board to develop recommendations about improving policies and procedures focused on media literacy and digital citizenship in all of Washington's 295 school districts. The new bill was developed based on the recommendations of this advisory board. Representatives of Action for Media Education and the Northwest Center for Media Literacy, College of Education, University of Washington served as members of the statewide advisory committee.

We the Voters invites you to join them for a free, 1-hour, online professional development opportunity designed for secondary social science, civics, government, and ELA teachers, utilizing the new short film anthology 
We the Voters: 20 Films for the People. Choose one of these two conveniently scheduled webinars:

We the Voters PD Webinar
Tuesday, May 9
4:00 pm EDT / 3:00 pm CDT / 2:00 pm MDT / 1:00 pm PDT


We the Voters PD Webinar
Wednesday, May 17
3:00 pm PDT / 4:00 pm MDT / 5:00 pm CDT / 6:00 pm EDT

To participate, please  RSVP HERE  by May 8. All registrants will receive a link and instructions for joining the webinar prior to the event date, as well as information on potential eligibility for district PD credits.

Film2Future Launches  Fundraising Campaign for At-Risk Film-Making Program

Film2Future (F2F) is a non-profit creative and technical filmmaking program for at-risk, diverse students between the ages of 14 - 18. Students learn life skills such as self-advocacy, confidence, teamwork, budget preparation and resume writing. Each student receives healthy meals, transportation and use of a computer during the program.
Participants receive one-on-one professional mentorship. Upon graduation, F2F works to create a direct pipeline for the students into higher education or into a paid entry-level industry position.  Click HERE to find out more about the program or to learn how you can help. 


New Report: How to Bring Family Engagement and Early Learning into the Digital Age

The Pauline Center for Media Studies Offers
Advanced Certification Course in Media Literacy 

The P auline Center for Media Studies is offering an advanced certificate this summer in California. Designed for teachers, catechists, ministers and anyone interested in connecting faith formation with media literacy, this course is perfect for those interested in connecting faith formation with media literacy. Click HERE to register and learn more about this certification. 

Discount for NAMLE Partners & Members

New Day Films screened its collection of social justice films at the  Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference The Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference,  The Urban Affairs Conference and the White Privilege Conference. Take advantage of a 15% off discount through the end of May using the code "NAML15". Their collection is made up of films on social justice issues that cover timely subjects such as Immigration, Sociology, LGBTQ and Women's Studies, Disabilities, Mental Health, Environment, Aging, Ethnic Studies and much more. Discount ends on May 31, 2017.

The LAMP Seeks Director of Development

The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project), a nationally-recognized leader in media literacy education, seeks a Director of Development to help lead the organization at a critical juncture. Currently celebrating its ten year anniversary, The LAMP is at the forefront of discussions around combating fake news and using media tools to boost youth civic engagement, such as with the MediaBreaker/Studios application and the upcoming 22 Million Votes by 2020 campaign. This is an exciting time for a driven development professional to work closely with The LAMP's co-founder and Executive Director in steering organizational strategy and development. Click HERE to learn more about this position. 

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 May 15, 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 .