AUGUST 2017 

Deirdre Morgenthaler 
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin   

Erin Reilly, President

Kelly Whitney
Vice President

Tony Streit  

Joanne Parsont

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


Rachell Arteaga
Caitlin Barry
Karl E. Carter
Natasha Casey
Laurie Chin Sayres  
Belinha S. De Abreu
Max Foehringer
David Cooper Moore
Deirdre J. Morgenthaler
Elizaveta Friesem
Yonty Friesem
Kelsey Greene
Jaclyn Kahn
Emily Keating
David Magolis
Pamela L. Morris
Tina L. Peterson
Theresa Redmond
Rebecca Reynolds
Benjamin Thevenin
Julie Smith
Evelien Schilder
Jiwon Yoon


Emily Bailin Wells
Catherine Burgess
Roma Dash 
Donnell Probst
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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.  


This month we focused our Organizational Partner Spotlight on SOCIAL ASSURITY, an organization that works to inform  students, schools, college advisors and parents the impact of social media and one's digital presence on a student's college prospects, scholarship, career, and life opportunities.  SOCIAL ASSURITY teaches students how to create a compelling digital presence to distinguish themselves and tell their unique story in an effort to stand out in a competitive academic environment. A suite of informative and fun online eCourses and workshops are available to help participants reach these goals. Read the article to learn more. 

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To register for a f ree course visit  

Two-day Workshop: "Art and Literature as a Means of Having Voice and Expressing Resistance"

September 14-15, 2017 

Join Facing History and Ourselves and the Museum of Tolerance explore the power of visual and literary arts during the Holocaust, Pinochet's Chile, and today. Among those speaking at the event will be Marjorie Agosin, poet, scholar, and acclaimed historian on the Arpilleristas, a women's protest movement in Chile.  This workshop will provide a new lens for discussions of human rights and make connections between the story of Anne Frank during the Holocaust, Latin American history, and current issues of human rights for immigrants in particular. Teachers will also be led through a hands-on session of art and social justice by Chilean artist, Francisco Letelier.  Recommended for literature, art, and world history teachers at the middle and high school level.  For more information and/or to register, click here.   .


POV Films celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with Films by and about Latin America 

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15 marks the anniversary of independence for five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Check out these POV films by and about Latinx-Americans. Want to screen one of these films in your community-for free? Sign up on the  POV Community Network to get started.

Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders YouTube  Recovery Channel

The Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. has launched the  ANAD YouTubeRecovery Channel to serve as a outlet for media based information about eating disorders and eating disorder recovery.  


Facing History and Ourselves Offers Resources for Teaching after Charlottesville

Facing History and Ourselves has put together a collection of resources which may be helpful for teaching after Charlottesville.  Tools, resources, and strategies linking history to events unfolding in the world around us are provided to help facilitate c onversations that arise in response to the recent events in Charlottesville.  These resources provide strategies, tips, and content to help you:
  • Organize your classroom space for safety
  • Prepare your students for difficult conversations
  • Provide context about the history of Nazi Germany and its ideology
  • Provide historical context on the legacy of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction in the U.S.
Click here to access these wonderful resources. 

New Day Films Announces 21 New Films Focusing on Personal and Political Struggles

New Day Films is thrilled to announce a collection of 21 new films telling important stories about personal and political struggles -- from the story of a young African American doctors effort to understand the raise in African-American women becoming infected with HIV at alarming rates, to the story of a 4th generation Chinese American digging into her own culture and history. New Day has been at the forefront of streaming for almost a decade they first launched New Day Digital in 2007 and have streamed our films to thousands of users since then. Most recently, New Day Digital has been fully integrated into the New Day site, offering one-stop shopping for streams and DVDs. Most of their films also stream from the  Kanopy streaming platform. Click here to view this amazing collection. 


Gear Up for the 2017-2018 School Year 
with Two Free Online Tools from   
the Jacob Burns Film Center's 
Image, Sound, and Story Curriculum

The Jacob Burns Film Center's Image, Sound and Story Curriculum includes View Now Do Now mini-projects designed to spark your creativity and quickly get you into the act of viewing and doing. Each View Now Do Now is based on one of our ten Image, Sound, and Story media literacy concepts and consists of an image or film clip paired with an open-ended prompt.  The JBFC Education department has curated an online, interactive resource that defines film vocabulary in real time using a selection of fantastic film clips featuring young protagonists. Janet Matthews, Educator at Westlake High School in New York wrote about using the curriculum and the Visual Glossary: 

"The power of pairing texts and clips can have a profound effect. There is no doubt that using Image, Sound, and Story's Visual Glossary is a game-changer in writing instruction, moving students from writing words to becoming directors of words." 

The Representation Project is excited to announce the release of the Second Edition of The Mask You Live In Curriculum

The Representation Project is excited to announce the release of the Second Edition of The Mask You Live In Curriculum. Created by Stanford educators and based on nation-wide evaluations of the first curriculum this impactful curriculum can be easily utilized in your youth-facing programs. Get the new curriculum and film today

Purchase the curriculum and screening license from before September 1, 2017 to receive 20% off the list price. 

Media Education Lab Explores the power of Implicit Bias

High school teachers and college faculty will appreciate these three lessons from the Media Education Lab exploring the power of implicit bias and the role of heightening awareness through reflection. In this resource learners gain insight on themselves when they reflect on their own perceptual and cognitive biases.   Click here to learn more .

New Digital Curriculum on 9/11 from the Media Education Lab

Do your students remember September 11, 2001?  Today's high school freshmen likely do not have memories of September 11, 2001 because it occurred before they were born. This new curriculum helps learners engage in digital dialogue with people who share their personal memories of this important day in our nation's history.  Visit the website and download the curriculum here.

For 30 years, POV's award-winning films have been brought into classroom to educate, inspire and spark lively and rigorous discussions. Check out their films by clicking here. 

Let NAMLE know  
what you are up to!

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 Friday, September 15, 2017 to  MJ Robinson at