education and literacy
Join the National Youth Media Network and NAMAC in a Connector Session on relaunching and revamping Youth Media Reporter! Tuesday May 7, 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Register here to join in this timely and important conversation!
The online conversation will provide a first look at the call for articles and digital media submissions for the inaugural issue, and participants will have opportunities to exchange ideas to inform both this and future issues during a moderated discussion and Q&A.
Panelists will include the current editor of YMR, Lora Taub-Pervizpour, the editor of YMR from 2006 - 2011, Ingrid Dahl, and longtime advisor and contributor to YMR, Steve Goodman.
Download CFP for a special relaunch issue of Youth Media Reporter. Deadline for all manuscript and multi-media submissions: July 15, 2013.
The first great awakening that struck me when I took office as FCC Commissioner in 2001 was the awesome power of information infrastructure to propel America’s progress in the 21st century and to enhance our civic dialogue. As broadband took root, those with eyes to see quickly came to see that there was no problem confronting our nation—lack of jobs, inadequate health care, growing energy dependence, deteriorating environment, lack of equal opportunity—that did not have a broadband component as part of its solution.
The discussion about providing underserved communities with “digital literacy” skills is too often limited to the skills people will need to be better media consumers. Too little emphasis is placed on equipping the public with the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) skills they will need to be globally competitive and to be producers of media content.
Using technology in education is not a new phenomenon. Though this type of integration may be more prevalent now in the 21st century than what it has been in the past, it has existed in education in some form or another for decades. Media integration, on the other hand, is consistently referred to as a relatively new phenomenon in education.
Here is an abbreviated history of both organizations: the Community Film Workshop of Chicago has a 27-year history of training over 800 emerging and mid-career film makers. CFWC has provided film history and aesthetic instruction, equipment/facility access, exhibition, and media literacy and training in schools.
Kathleen Tyner's book, Literacy in a Digital World, is an exhaustive, well-researched attempt at making sense out of the alphabet soup of multiple literacies found in the rarely intersecting worlds of education, technology, and the arts. This is also a must-read comprehensive guidebook for all artists and educators who want a deeper understanding of the educational theories behind the uses of a wide range of communication media.
Grounded in the world of the media arts, Tyner is unique among many of her peers on the media literacy circuit.
TILT (Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools) is a nonprofit organization that teaches and promotes intermedia literacy through hands on experience with media making processes. We are unique in that we bridge the gaps between communities, the arts and education in a manner that is intellectually rigorous yet maintains its grassroots integrity. Our programs encourage people to become life long learners who continually challenge perceptions of the media and intervene in its production.