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Trust us: Media Literacy Week is October 21-25

September 30, 2019 - Posted in Education by Kathy Finger
Teacher with students on laptops and tablets


Are you sure we’ve got our facts right? Do you have the skills needed to decipher today’s innumerable media messages from an equally limitless supply of sources?

How about your students? And are they prepared to not only consume today’s media but to create and shape it as well?


For any responses short of a solid ‘Yes!,’ Media Literacy Week is for you!

Now in its 5th year, Media Literacy Week is led by The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) in partnership with an impressive list of media and educational partners and sponsors. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.

As defined by NAMLE, “Media literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, CREATE, and ACT using all forms of communication...Media literacy empowers people to be critical thinkers and makers, effective communicators and active citizens.”

Get involved this year by teaching a classroom lesson, sharing a video, or brushing up on your skills – possibly to become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator!

  • Take free, mini courses offered by KQED Teach at your own pace to expand your media literacy skills and earn micro-credentials. Courses offered include: Communicating with Photography, Understanding Copyright and Fair Use, Making Interactive Maps, How Misinformation, Disinformation & Propaganda Are Made, and more.
  • Use hashtag #MediaLitWk to spread the word about this important work!


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