What has your Board of Directors been up to this summer?
We launched a totally revamped website on NAMLE.net! Special thanks to Rhys Daunic. We will be officially promoting that launch in September to the extended media literacy community.
We launched an updated Marketplace for media literacy resources, now connected to Amazon.com and integrated into the new website. Kudos to Vanessa Domine.
We kicked off the summer with a 3-day board retreat in Philadelphia to plan the organization’s goals for the coming year, begin action steps on several committee initiatives, meet face-to-face with fellow board members, and personally experience the location & hotel for next summer’s conference to assure a fantastic event.
We completed the NAMLE Strategic Plan for 2010-2011 during our annual board retreat. Your can read it on our website.
We welcomed Alison Stuart as the new Local Conference Committee Chair in Philadelphia. Alison is an elementary school teacher and committed media literacy practitioner.
We presented at numerous conferences, including a presentation on “Media Literacy in the USA” at the World Summit on Media for Childrenin Sweden. Congratulations Sherri Hope Culver.
We were asked to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the global initiative, “Net Generation of Youth”. This global exchange links schools in the US to schools in Africa with media literacy included as a curriculum component.