The National Council for Teachers of English announced that long-time NAMLE member and former board member, Kara Clayton and NAMLE member Erin Ferris are the recipients of the Seventh Annual NCTE Media Literacy Award!
The Executive Director for NCTE praised them for their “persistent, innovative and imaginative application of media analysis and media composition in the English studies. The NCTE Media Literacy Award Committee commends you for your dedication to media literacy.”
Kara and Erin’s award winning entry focuses on their development of a comprehensive media studies program at Thurston High School in the South Redford School District in Michigan. This program has grown from a single section of a mass media course in 1996 to the present multiple-teacher program that encompasses courses for freshmen through seniors and includes both media analysis and production courses. The award will be presented at NCTE’s annual conference in November. Dr. William Kist, from Kent State University, is the chair of the NCTE Media Literacy Award Committee.
Information on these recipients, and past NCTE award recipients, is available on Frank Baker’s Media Literacy Clearinghouse Web site.
Category: NAMLE Action!