Community Engagement/Service Learning

CML was pleased to work with Dr. Bobbie Eisenstock's undergraduate journalism/diversity students at California State University, Northridge in fall 2017.  At post-test, 78% of these students reported that they didn’t learn about media literacy until their college class. This number reveals how little opportunity students had to engage with media literacy concepts in their K-12 experience. The students created service learning projects as part of their classwork and we share a few of the projects along with assignments completed during the semester here

March Issue - Redefining School Communities

In this issue of Connections, we discuss schools as online and offline communities, and how media literacy skills can empower students to actively and responsibly address the difficult topics and risks of our day. We share front-line insights from National School Walkout Day, with a case study on media literacy in action. We also explore how to help students understand their own part in communities, with parent involvement. Includes interviews with Rose Pierre-Louis of Connecticut Public’s Thinkalong program, and Mary Ann Sund of Lersun Development. 

Is Seeing Believing? Professional Development Institute March 28th

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In the aftermath of the Parkland Florida school shooting

In the aftermath of the Parkland Florida school shooting — the latest in a series of horrific tragedies:  We wholeheartedly agree with the statement below by Larry Magid of Connect Safely about the amazing high school students who are demonstrating media literacy skills to make their voices heard. The Empowerment Spiral teaches Awareness, Analysis, Reflection, and Action. 

January Newsletter/Leadership Letter for Global MIL

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.