High School students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking. Emphasis is placed on concept and this message, not on video production values. The winners are awarded scholarships for their creativity and effectiveness, and these awards are presented at the annual Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration, planned for May each year (held in Michigan).
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About Rhys Daunic: Rhys is a member of the NAMLE board of directors currently serving the Executive Committee as Secretary, and is chair of the Communications Committee. He is a Brooklyn based educator and consultant who integrates media literacy education into a variety of learning environments around the country. He is co-founder and director of The Media Spot, where he specializes in working with organizations, educators and students to design and implement curricula that align media literacy concepts with learning goals through 21st century forms of communication.
Rhys also works with schools and non-profits to create and maintain customized online learning networks, sharing all teaching resources, production notes, articles, tutorials, and archived student productions with the educational community through themediaspot.org.
Additionally, Rhys provides workshops and embedded professional development to K-12 schools throughout New York City as an educational technology consultant with Digital School Solutions (DSS). View author profile.