ESL and Media Literacy. While teaching English as a second language isn’t often a focus of discussions for media literacy, the number of ESL students alone should argue for more emphasis and visibility for this educational imperative. CML interviewed Raul Alberto Mora, Ph.D., who emphasizes language learning and critical media literacy in his work with university students and preservice teachers in Medellin, Colombia, as well as Camilo Andres Dominguez-Cruz, a native of Colombia, who now teaches ESL in a North Carolina primary school, Sallie B. Howard School for the Arts and Education. Find it here.
Tessa Jolls met with librarians via webinar January 12, 2018 to share ideas for connecting media and information literacy. Her presentation “Powershift: Why Media and Information Literacy Are Essential in Today’s Global Media Culture” can be found here: http://education.sla.org/media-literacy-webinar/
CML supports Senator Dodd's bill for media literacy education in California schools. We will keep you updated on SB830 so you can lend your support, too! Read the press release here.
New issue on Gender Representation in Media. The representation of gender in media has long been a subject of fascination as well as critical analysis and change management for those advancing and practicing media literacy. We highlight two organizations addressing these issues worldwide. Read the November issue of Connections here.
Check out our YouTube videos from Commit2MediaLit! campaign 2017. Thank you to the students, teachers, and librarians who participated. We are excited to have your voices on our CML channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/medialitkit/videos
"Developing Digital and Media Literacies in Children and Adolescents," by Kristen Hawley Turner, Tessa Jolls, Michelle Schira Hagerman, William O'Byrne, Troy Hicks, Bobbie Eisenstock and Kristine E. Pytash, Pediatrics 2017. Learning environments no longer depend on seat time in factory-like school settings. Learning happens anywhere, anytime, and productivity in the workplace depends on digital and media literacy. To create the human capital necessary for success and sustainability in a technology-driven world, we must invest in the literacy practices of our youth. This article makes recommendations for research and policy priorities.
Participate! Follow our Facebook page to test your skills throughout the week. We are joining with journalism students from CSUN to deconstruct media messages throughout the week of November 6 - 10, 2017.
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CML is pleased to announce a new Affiliate: Ignite Global, LLC, a Los Angeles-based communications firm headed by Michele Johnsen, a CML Fellow and certified trainer. With a Master's degree in Public Diplomacy from the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, Michele is an award-winning communications expert who specializes in media literacy, social change, human rights and public diplomacy. Watch for our interview with Michele in the upcoming newsletter!