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Monthly Update
June 2018

Meet the Team

Monthly Update

Donnell Probst

Executive Director

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin

Board of Directors

Erin Reilly
Sherri Hope Culver
Past President

David Kleeman
Vice President
Joanne Parsont

Tony Streit

Kristi Avram

Steve Hargadon

Alicia Haywood

Tori Horton

Gonca Latif-Schmitt
Cynthia Lieberman

Lynette Owens

Daniel Rhone
Nicole Starr

DC Vito

Kelly Whitney

Leadership Council

Rachel Arteaga

Emily Bailin Wells

Caitlin Barry

Natasha Casey

Belinha S. De Abreu

David Cooper Moore

Elizaveta Friesem

Yonty Friesem

Kelsey Greene

Jaclyn Kahn Siegel

Emily Keating

David Magolis

Dee Morgenthaler

Tina Peterson

Donnell Probst

Theresa Redmond

Rebecca Reynolds

Laurie Chin Sayres

Evelien  Schilder

Julie Smith

Benjamin Thevenin

Jiwon Yoon

Student Leadership Council

Jimmeka Anderson

Catherine Burgess

Nneka Gigi

Jasmin Goodman

Alexis Romero

Zoey Wang

core principles

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.



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TopIn this issue...

Media Literacy Week

U.S. Media Literacy Week
NOVEMBER 5-9, 2018

Planning for U.S. Media Literacy Week 2018 (MLW), is well under way! Last year there were 225 national
Partners, and we hope to expand that number this year! Being a Partner is easy--simply coordinate one or more events or activities and promote other MLW events online! As a Partner your organization's name and logo will be placed on the MLW map and Partner slideshow, and your event will be shared on the MLW calendar and on social media!
This year, we are introducing a new level of participation: Media Literacy Week Supporter
For $500, Supporters will receive all regular partner benefits, prominent Logo placement on the NAMLE website, multiple social media posts, a dedicated email blast about organization and MLW activities, and an organization profile in a special edition of our Organizational Partner Bulletin.
If your organization is interested in being a supporter, contact NAMLE ' s Program Associate, Nirvana Guzman!


Save the Date!

JUNE 26-28, 2019
Washington, D.C.

A Path Forward: 
Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices



New: Institute for Media and Public Trust
Fresno State has launched a new Institute for Media and Public Trust. Led by former Fresno Bee executive editor Jim Boren, the institute aims to bring together media professionals, academics, and the public to bridge understanding about the way journalists work.  [ read more ]

North Coast Journal: 
The Media Literacy Issue
Humboldt County, California's
North Coast Journal published an issue dedicated entirely to media literacy in June. The Media Literacy Issue released on June 7 includes articles titled, "Media Basics for Activists," "Sinclairly Yours," "How We News," and "Look at All These Ads" discuss a range of current media literacy lessons and issues. Available online or for download as a PDF.  [ read more ]

Popsugar: Kids Need Culturally 
Diverse Media
This article by Jasmine Hood-Miller of Common Sense Media uses the experience of her son in a predominantly white preschool to highlight the need for cultural diversity in the media our children consume. [ read more]


CalendarMark Your Calendar

2018 Summer Institute in Digital Literacy
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
Jul 15-20 [learn more]

2018 Summer Institute
Midwest Education Technology Community (METC)
Jul 23-24
St. Louis, MO [learn more]

U.S. Media Literacy Week 2018
Nov 5-9, 2018 [ learn more]

Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
Providence, RI
Nov 10 [learn more]

2018 Information & Media Literacy Conference
University of Passau
Nov 23-24 [learn more]

2019 International Critical Media Literacy Conference
Savannah, GA
Feb 22-23 [learn more]

MembersM-Passion ed: Meet our Members
Vitor Tomé
Researcher and Lecturer
University of Lisbon

"My last project, called 'Digital Citizenship Education for Democratic Participation in Odivelas' (2015-2018) in Lisbon, Portugal, centered on empowering children (aged 3 to 9) in three related contexts (family, school and community), in order to empower them as active and effective citizens in the digital age. Funded by the Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation, it started with training 25 Preschool and Primary school teachers that organized a set of pedagogical activities they conducted in classrooms involving their pupils. Data was collected from teachers, 38 of their pupils, and their parents. Then, an intervention plan was set up involving 10 teachers, approximately 200 students and their parents, as well as the local government, Health Services, Social Services, and other entities from the local community. All of them participated in several activities focused on Media Literacy and on Digital Citizenship such as a school newspaper, tackling school violence, discussing digital citizenship, STEM and citizenship, a TV week, etc. [ read more ]

Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLE member who should be in our next feature? Contact Evelien Schilder at

CFS: NCTE Media Literacy Award  
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is now accepting portfolio submissions for the 2018 NCTE Media Literacy Award. The award showcases NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches for integrating media analysis and composition into their instruction and will be presented to an individual, team, or department that has implemented and refined exemplary media literacy practices in their school environment. 
Submission deadline: Jun 30  [ learn more ]

CFP: International Critical 
Media Literacy Conference
The 7th  Annual International Critical Media Literacy Conference, which will be held on February 22nd  and 23rd  at Georgia Southern University in Savannah is now accepting submissions for conference proposals. This multidisciplinary conference is designed to aid current educational leaders, future teachers, youth, and other concerned citizens in their understanding of the mass media and its impact on the events that shape our daily lives.  Submission deadline: Oct 31  [ learn more ]


Reuters Institute Report: Social Media Use and News Literacy
According to the Reuters Digital News Report 2018, the way you interact with news stories on social media may be predictive of your level of news literacy. The report finds that users with high media literacy consider the brand, the headline, and the person who shared the story, while users with lower news literacy levels rely more heavily on the number of shares or likes.  [ read now ]

Wise Special Issue: Media Literacy
in the Digital Age  
The Qatar Foundation's WISE published an issue dedicated entirely to media literacy. The issue, titled "Special Focus: Is Media Literacy a Prerequisite in the Digital Age?" includes a collection of articles such as "What is Media Literacy and How Should We Teach it" by Tessa Jolls, and others which focus on digital citizenship, creativity in media use, disinformation, the attention economy, and issues relevant to diverse populations. [ read now]
K-8 Digital Literacy Teacher Training
Teach Away and Teachers College at Columbia University have reduced the price of their Digital Learning for the K-8 Classroom course from $595 to $395. With an emphasis on current theory and research in digital learning as it applies to the K-8 classroom, teachers in this course will refresh and expand their understanding of digital literacies. Educators will learn how to 
evaluate digital tools and technology and their relevancy in the K-8 classroom, incorporate digital tools and technology into their curriculum in useful and creative ways, and build lesson plans. 
Spoof Film Highlights Needs for Online Safety for Kids
Consumers International has created a 60-second spoof advert 'Huggy Bug Your Family', highlighting some of the problems found in internet-connected children's products. The film was launched at the G20 Consumer Summit in Buenos Aires on 15 May, co-hosted by Consumers International and the Argentinian National Directorate of Consumer Defence.
Strategies for Video Comprehension
Founder and Director of TeachThought, Terry Heick, provides the framework for using 40 different comprehension strategies for decoding videos. The viewing comprehension strategies are organized in a Before-During-After structure, much like traditional reading strategies and each category has four anchor strategies, or "thinking templates," that can be used in multiple contexts and combinations. 

EmploymentEmployment Opportunities 

22x20 Youth Leadership Coordinator
New York, NY [more info]

Rural Outreach Coordinator
Remake Learning Council
Pittsburgh, PA [more info]

For more listings, visit our organizational 
partner The Alliance's  job bank
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