September 2019
Partner Spotlight
It has been a busy couple of months at NAMLE and we have welcomed a whole host of new Organizational Partners to the NAMLE family! Check out each of our new Partners below and the awesome work they are doing in the field to support and promote media literacy:
Are you Interested in becoming an Organizational Partner and supporting NAMLE's work and media literacy education? Read about the benefits and sign up today!
Voter Registration Week
This week is High School Voter Registration Week (HSVRW)! Bites Media has partnered with The Civics Center and 20 other national, state, and local groups to help high school students get registered to vote. Learn more about the effort and ways you can support students and democracy. If you're looking for a resource to help students take the next step after registration, contact Emily to learn more about the Bites 2020 election guide.
NewseumEd Teacher Open House
Join NewseumEd for their final fall teacher open house on October 5. Learn about their free digital classes and content, attend special programs, explore exhibits, and take tours. Admission is free for educators and school and community librarians/media specialists.
Canadian Media Literacy Week:
Break the Fake
This year MediaSmarts is encouraging Canadian Media Literacy Week participants to Break the Fake and check information before sharing it online. A suite of free online resources is available for Media Literacy Week Collaborators and educators, including a Break the Fake workshop and lesson plans . Canadian Media Literacy Week takes place from October 7-11 and features activities and content from over 90 collaborating organizations. [ read more ]
Youth Media Network Virtual Summit
The Alliance Youth Media Network Virtual Summit is a series of activities which examines the question, “What is youth media?” The Summit includes a series of video roundtables on emerging practices in youth media, Instagram Live interviews with young adult artists and filmmakers, a Youth Media Screening, and more. The main Virtual Summit will take place from October 28 to November 15 and will unfold over Instagram, Zoom, and OVEE. View the interactive event table here or  sign up for registration announcements.
Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference
The Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference will convene educators from across K-12, libraries, and higher education on November 8-9 in Providence, RI. This conference will give attendees the opportunity to explore and reflect on learning practices including inquiry, analysis, and composition for K-12, higher education, and learners of all ages. This is an immersive, two-day gathering designed to inspire, challenge, and equip educators, librarians, academics, researchers, and community media workers about the power and potential of media literacy. View the topics and presenters or register here .
Free Media-Making Classroom Guide
Students are not only media consumers, but also creators and influencers. Download Britannica’s classroom guide How to build a Storyteller: Foster media literacy through classroom content creation today to discover media-making best practices, printable student activity worksheets, and classroom discussion guides.
Free Virtual Classes with NewseumEd
Sign up for a live, virtual class with your students on media literacy and First Amendment topics led by NewseumEd teachers free of charge! All 11 classes will continue to be offered after the museum building closes on December 31. Check out the full list of classes and booking information here .
STEAM Project: Local Species Spotlight
Meridian Stories specializes in creative, curriculum-driven digital storytelling projects designed for middle and high school students. With over 125 projects in ELA, STEAM and history, the projects are designed to be incorporated into existing curricula and completed in small groups in approximately 2-4 weeks. Get started with this free STEAM project : Local Species Spotlight! [ more info ]
Nobias Free Browser Extension
Nobias was founded in 2017 with a mission to promote responsible and inclusive technology to protect consumers from deceptive or misleading content on the Internet. Nobias' free browser extension ( Chrome and Firefox ) empowers their customers by giving them information on bias and credibility to help them evaluate their news choices and ensure a more balanced information “diet” to burst their filter bubble. Nobias' Newsletter is a weekly digest that provides a snippet of relevant topics from the left and the right as well as context of the media bias landscape. Download Nobias for free today!
Free Lessons for the New School Year
Project Look Sharp has created new lessons on current issues designed to teach about “fake news,” credibility, confirmation bias, and other concepts that are essential for our students to navigate 21st Century media. To explore these free materials, use the advanced search function on their website to find resources by grade level, subject area, keyword, and standard.
KQED Wants to Hear from Your Students!
KQED’s Above the Noise will be producing election-specific videos leading up to the 2020 election, and they want to cover the topics that matter most to young people. Invite your middle or high school class to tell us what election issues they care about and why, and the twenty hottest topics will be picked and turned into Above the Noise videos you can show in your classroom.
Job: Communications Manager
PBS Student Reporting Labs is looking for a Communications Manager to work with SRL’s growing network of teachers, students and partners to promote their educational mission and brand and nurture national and local partnerships. [ learn more ]
Job: Content Writer and Editor
The News Literacy Project (NLP) is looking for a full-time content writer and editor to edit external-facing content to ensure that it is accurate, readable and grammatically correct and help the NLP team execute their communications strategy to raise awareness of their mission and impact, advance fundraising and constituent engagement, and amplify their message across multiple channels. [ learn more ]
New Curriculum:
KQED + Common Sense Education
KQED has partnered with Common Sense Education to integrate their award-winning Above the Noise media literacy series into Common Sense Education’s new digital citizenship curriculum for high schoolers. The two groups worked together to co-produce three new episodes of Above the Noise and incorporate KQED Learn resources into the Common Sense Education dig cit lessons. These resources are available for free.
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