Spring has sprung, and budding along with the flowers are opportunities for professional development, fellowships, publication of research, and youth contests.
Be sure to check out the ‘More Opportunities’ section below, and e-mail us at[email protected]with your own contests, events, and calls for contributions. We’ll help you get the word out!
Sherri Hope Culver
Board of Directors
& committee membership
Chair, Member Services
Sherri Hope Culver
David Cooper Moore
Chair, Professional Development
Editor of NAMLE Update
1st Vice President
Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
NAMLE Needs You.
You can make a difference and advance the mission of media literacy education by joining one of the NAMLE Committees listed above.
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.
Could you use a free DVD of a thought-provoking film, with an educator’s guide?
We thought so. Read to the end to find out which one we’re giving away this month.
‘Social media literacy’ addressed by Pittsburgh NPR affiliate
Radio WESA spoke with two U. of Pittsburgh professors about teens’ use of social media following an incident of school violence.
|ark Your Calendars
European Media Literacy Forum
May 27 and 28, Paris [learn more]
Project Look Sharp’s Summer Institute
July 28 – August 1, Ithaca, NY [learn more]
LYC Civics and Law-Related Education Conference: ‘The Informed Citizen: Media Literacy for the Classroom.’
October 9 – 10, Stony Brook, NY [learn more]
Media and Learning Conference
November 20 – 21, Brussels [learn more]
|Passioned: Meet our Members
My most recent project was producing a bilingual youth action campaign around the filmLos Graduados/The Graduates, directed by Bernardo Ruiz, which aired on Independent Lens last fall. [read more]
Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLEmember who should be in our next feature? Contact Tina Peterson at [email protected].
Cooney Center Fellows Program
Application deadline: April 30 [learn more]
Submission deadline: May 31 [learn more]
AnimAction’s free youth program
Summer, greater Los Angeles [learn more]
Submission deadline: May 1 [learn more]
The Journal of Media Literacy Education is now accepting submissions for an open call for media literacy education for its Fall/Winter 2014 issue. Please see jmle.org for guidelines to submit research, voices from the field, or reviews. Submission deadline is June 30.
Open to filmmakers age 12 – 24
Submission deadline: August 1 [learn more]
Youth Video Arts Mentor
Program Coordinator and Digital Media Educator
For more listings, visit our organizational
member NAMAC’s job bank.
| ~ April giveaway ~
Three lucky Update readers will win a DVD of the film ‘Lincoln’ along with an educator guide. To enter the drawing, send an e-mail to[email protected] with the subject line ‘April giveaway’ and the information below:
1. Your name
2. Your professional or academic title
3. Where you work
4. How you like to incorporate popular films in your media literacy education work.