A membership organization like NAMLE thrives with the participation of its members, so I’m happy to share two opportunities with you to get involved. First, we’re currently seeking board members for a two-year term starting June 2013. If you are passionate about media literacy and have some board experience, get your application in by April 2. Learn more… Second, we’re hiring our first Membership Coordinator (a part time position) so we can serve our members better. Let your friends and colleagues know about these opportunities too. Have a great month! Cheers, Sherri Hope Culver President, NAMLE
New or renewing organizational members that attend the conference will save 20% on one year’s membership fee, as well as 15% on advertising and exhibit base fees. Also, Cable in the Classroom has kindly enabled $100 discounts for twenty K-12 teachers.
Board of Directors & committee membership Lynda Bergsma Past President Fundraising Emily Bonilla Resources Sherri Hope Culver President Fundraising Rhys Daunic Secretary Chair, Resources Ethan Delavan 2nd Vice President Professional Development Vanessa Domine 1st Vice President Resources Jasmine Hood Visibility, Fundraising Cathy Leogrande Member Services Professional Development Paul Mihailidis Treasurer Resources David Cooper Moore Chair, Professional Development Tina Peterson Editor of NAMLE Update Chair, Visibility Theresa Redmond Member Services Erin Reilly Resources Carol Tizzano Professional Development Fundraising 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.
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.
What’s new with you? Tell us and we’ll include it in a future issue of Update. We are especially interested in updates from our student, individual and organizational members. email us now with the subject header “Update” Next submission deadline:
Monday, April 8
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edia Literacy News 2013 Board Elections We’re looking for members with a passion for media literacy education, and experience in fund development and board service. Nominations (for yourself or someone else) are due April 2! [ read more] JMLE v 5, number 1 now available Topics include education about risks on social-networking sites, a ML approach to diversity education, and many others! [ read more] ······························ ······························
ore Opportunities BAYMN FEST Call for Entries San Francisco (deadline: April 1) This will be a place for young artists to share their work, meet their peers, acquire new tools, make their voices heard, and win cash prizes and media-making tools! [ read more] ······························ ······························
ark Your Calendars Practical Pedagogy Behind Successful Technology Integration in ECE April 17, 2 pm eastern, online This FREE 90-minute webinar will explore how to integrate media literacy education and technology in developmentally appropriate ways for early childhood. [ read more] Becoming Screen Savvy: The ABCs of Media Literacy for Young Children This workshop will be presented by Screen Savvy Kids at the MassAEYC Annual Spring Conference Workshop. [ read more] Global Forum for Partnership on Media and Information Literacy A joint initiative of UNESCO and its partners. If you cannot attend, complete a brief survey intended to gather data on MIL organizations and practices worldwide. [ read more] ······························ ······························
Passioned: Meet our Members Jiwon Yoon I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Roosevelt University. In March and April, my students will teach media literacy during the library and technology classes at a Chicago public school. [ read more] Want to recommend an M-Passioned NAMLE member who should be in our next feature? Contact Tina Peterson at . [email protected] ······························ ······························
ore Member Organizations New Member: Portland Community Media We connect people to media technologies and ensure equitable access for all communities to share their stories, viewpoint and culture for the purpose of promoting broad participation in our civic and cultural life. [ read more] ······························ ······························
edia Literacy Resource Hub Media Constructions of Peace This kit provides educators with the materials needed to engage students in a dynamic and constructivist process of learning how antiwar movements have been perceived by the people in the U.S. and how the media have constructed that public perception. [ read more] ······························ ······························
ployment Opportunities Part-time Membership Coordinator Individual would be responsible for the maintenance and management of NAMLE’s membership database, including some basic data analysis. [ read more] Visiting Assistant Professor (Media) Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA The Visiting Fellow will teach Symposium courses in the 2013-2014 academic year. Anticipated courses include ‘News Literacy’ and ‘Imaging War: from Wall Drawings to Wikis. ······························ ·····························
arketplace Feature Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture by Stanley Baran This text encourages students to be active media consumers and gives them a deeper understanding of the role that the media play in both shaping and reflecting culture. [ read more] ······························ ······························