Since 1993, Appalachian State University's Reich College of Education (RCOE) has sustained a record of early implementation of media literacy practice in our Teacher Education Programs (Aufderheide, 1993).
In 2018, we continue the legacy, joining hundreds of groups around the country in supporting the effort to expand the practice of media literacy. For the fourth consecutive year in a row, Appalachian State University will participate as a national partner in Media Literacy Week in the United States.
The purpose is to raise visibility regarding the importance, power, and value of media literacy education and its essential role in education for today and tomorrow. Media literacy skills are vital to living and learning in the 21st century. At a moment when families, advocates and public officials are rethinking the way schools operate, it is important for media literacy to be part of that discussion if the movement/discipline is to grow and evolve. Join us in celebrating!
About Media Literacy Week
Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the United States. Inspired by Canada’s Media Literacy Week now in its 13th year, the National Association for Media Literacy Education leads the efforts to coordinate media literacy week in the United States to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations around the country. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education todayThe 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.
Looking for resources?
- Media Literacy Week One Sheet: https://medialiteracyweek.us/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/MLWGuide18.pdf
- Implementing Media Literacy in your Classroom: https://medialiteracyweek.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/implementing-ml.pdf
- Reach out to Dr. Theresa Redmond, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, at email@example.com
Looking for ways to get involved?
- Advocate for media literacy education in your state. Media Literacy Now is working to ensure essential media literacy skills are taught in every classroom, in every subject. Take action here.
- Follow NAMLE on Twitter and Facebook.
- Register for FREE NAMLE membership.
- Contact NAMLE to discuss NAMLE Organizational Partnership for your school or organization.
- For general inquiries about Media Literacy Week, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For general inquiries about NAMLE, contact us at email@example.com.
- For specific inquiries about media literacy education at Appalachian State University, contact Dr. Theresa Redmond at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is a national non-profit organization with more than 4,000 individual and organizational members, dedicated to media literacy as a critical life skill for the 21st century. NAMLE is the leading voice, convener and resource to foster critical thinking and effective communication across all forms of media. Our members are a network of educators, scholars, researchers, practitioners, media makers, and thought leaders in the field of media literacy. NAMLE Membership for individuals is free. NAMLE produces a biennial conference and hosts the annual U.S. Media Literacy Week (November 6-10, 2017). The official publication of NAMLE is The Journal of Media Literacy Education, an online, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal, with more than 50,000 downloads per year that supports the development of research, scholarship and the pedagogy of media literacy education. Sponsorships and organizational partnerships are welcomed at namle.net, and donations to support NAMLE’s efforts to improve media literacy education can be made here.
Aufderheide, P. (1993). Media Literacy. A Report of the National Leadership Conference on Media Literacy. Aspen Institute. Retrieved January 9, 2017 from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED365294.pdf
Contributed by Theresa Redmond