Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
NAMLE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Erin Reilly, President
David W. Brown
1st Vice President
Sherri Hope Culver
Belinha De Abreu
David Cooper Moore
Jaclyn Kahn Siegel
Laurie Chin Sayres
NAMLE STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
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,
Next submission deadline:
April 17, 2017
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.
2017 Conference To-Do List!
for the 2017 Conference to take advantage of Early Bird rates (available until May 5)!
See you in Chicago!
Any conference questions?
ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
This month's Organizational Partner Spotlight is on
a 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
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
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
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 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
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.
Fundraising Campaign for At-Risk Film-Making Program
(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.
to find out more about the program or to learn how you can help.
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
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
to learn more about this position.
Let NAMLE know
what you are up to!