The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) announced U.S. Media Literacy Week (#MediaLitWk) will be held November 6 –10, 2017. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to raise awareness about the need for media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
Organizations, schools, educators and Media Literacy Week partners from all over the country will work with NAMLE to participate in events including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, virtual events, online chats, screenings, PSA’s, panel discussions and more.
Sponsors includeTrend Micro, Nickelodeon, Twitter, and Facebook.
The third annual U.S. Media Literacy Week will kick off with a launch event hosted by Reuters in NYC on November 6. The event will bring together journalists, pre-K to grade 12 educators, higher education professors and researchers to create dialogue around teaching media literacy and providing the tools students need to develop critical thinking skills around news and the media. A wrap up event will be held at Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco on November 10.
Media literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, analyze, act, communicate and create using all forms of media.
Media Literacy is a crucial life skill in the 21st century. Virtually all careers today require some level of critical thinking about media and media messages, as well as the ability to produce and work with a variety of media and information.
Media Literacy should be an essential part of education today. Low-income schools and communities in particular often lack the resources needed to adequately prepare them to create and criticize media and technology.
Media Literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers.
Media Literacy Week USA is a celebration of the efforts by educators and organizers nationwide to prepare youth to live, learn and thrive with media.
Media Literacy Week Emoji on Twitter–
Just use #medialitwk and/or #mlw17 and/or #getsmartonline and it will pop up.
Teacher’s Resources and a toolkit for educators are available free online at https://medialiteracyweek.us/