Inaugural "Media Literacy Week" in the U.S. November 2nd thru 6th, 2015
Sponsored by Trend Micro and Hosted by National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
NEW YORK, November 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The launch of Media Literacy Week (#MediaLitWk) in the U.S. is being held November 2-6, 2015. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today. Sponsored by Trend Micro and hosted by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Media Literacy Week U.S. is the first event of its kind in the U.S. This important inaugural event has the support of 85+ partnering organizations and dedicated, passionate media literacy experts and practitioners across the nation.
In an effort to raise national awareness of the escalating demand for media literacy education at home and in schools, affiliated Media Literacy Week partners are working with NAMLE to execute participatory events such including #MediaLitWk classroom lessons, live webinars and tweet chats, guest blogs, screenings, PSAs and more.Media Literacy Week is designed to bring attention and visibility to media literacy education in the U.S. Inspired by Canada's Media Literacy Week now in its 10th year, NAMLE is leading the efforts to create a media literacy week in the U.S. to showcase the work of amazing media literacy educators and organizations nationwide. "Media literacy skills are essential to living and learning in the 21st century," explains NAMLE Executive Director, Michelle Ciulla Lipkin. "It is so important to grow the awareness for media literacy and how vital it is for learners of all ages. I couldn't be more excited for the amazing plans in the works by partners and teachers all over the country during Media Literacy Week."
Organizations or educators wishing to participate or submit a guest blog post on Media Literacy, please contact email@example.com.
The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is a professional association for educators, academics, activists, and students with a passion for understanding how the media we use and create affect our lives and the lives of others in our communities and in the world. The NAMLE vision is to help individuals of all ages develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators and active citizens in today's world. For more information, visit namle.net.
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Cynthia Lieberman, 415-904-7070