Thanks to all who joined this chat. It’s archived below.
What does it mean to be a digital citizen? Around the world, grassroots efforts, government entities, lobbying groups, corporate interests, and nearly every other form of civic organization are deeply enmeshed online. Even basic civic and political participation requires considerable digital media literacy skills. As avid users of digital media, young people need to know how to engage in virtual spaces before invisible audiences―persuasively, critically and collectively. Digital media literacy education is key to repositioning young media users from consumers to citizens.
Fostering Digital Citizenship: a Bi-National Call to Action Monday, November 7, 2011 @ 7:00 PM Eastern / 4:00 PM Pacific
In support of Canadian Media Literacy Week the U.S. National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) will collaborate with Canada’s Media Awareness Network (MNet) to produce a bi-national, online live chat about Digital Citizenship. Canadian and U.S. panelists will compare U.S. and Canadian media literacy education efforts around digital citizenship, and issue a call to action for a transnational movement dedicated to teaching young people the skills to become competent and engaged civic and political actors. Panelists will include Matthew Johnson; Mike Gange, Faith Rogow, and William Frackelton (bios below). The moderator will be Ethan Delavan and the coordinator will be Annelise Wunderlich, both members of the NAMLE Board of Directors.
We invite everyone who has a role in providing the education, mentorship and support youth need to understand the responsibilities of participation and citizenship in all the communities they inhabit. We offer our deepest thanks to ITVS, who made this chat possible.
Here is an archive of the chat:
If you can’t see the chat window, above, here’s a direct link to the chat.
Award winning teacher at Fredericton High School, in Fredericton, N.B, Canada; recognized leader in media education in Canada; writer; broadcaster.
Director of Education, Media Awareness Network; resource developer, award-‐winning writer of prose, plays, & radio and television scripts.
Principal, Soundview Academy for Culture & Scholarship, a small, nurturing middle school located in the Bronx.
NAMLE past president; author, The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy; consultant, PBS; founder, Media Literacy Specialist at Insighters Educational Consulting
NAMLE Board Member & Conference Chair for the 2013 Conference in Los Angeles; technology coordinator and teacher at Seattle Country Day School.
NAMLE Board Member; National Community Engagement and Education Manager at ITVS; filmmaker, videographer & producer.
Category: NAMLE Action!