Gateway Media Literacy Partners, Inc. (GMLP) was incorporated in Missouri 2004. GMLP’s goal is to attract individuals, organizations and institutions who as community citizens strongly believe media literacy is a democracy skill, is a survival skill and a nexus for change, vital to developing critical thinking, and media literacy empowers citizens to make intelligent and healthy choices throughout their lifetime.
One committee of GMLP is Education Community Engagement; earlier in June, ECE held a mini conference at Cooperating School Districts on Media Literacy for K-12 educators. On it’s webpage, there are many resources from not only those who presented (Bill Bass, Linda Dougherty, Mitch Eden, Don Goble, and Julie Smith) but recommendations from the ECE committee. Do take some time to click around and check it out!
Cooperating School Districts is an institutional member of GMLP.
Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them?
(1) GMLP Media Literacy Mini Conference: Pedagogy & Production
(2) Web 2.0 for the Common Core
(3) Teaching + Learning Today with Technology
(4) A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson on Digital Learning & Creativity
(5) Apply for the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago
Here are the top five blog posts for the past month on The Connected Classroom — have you read them? They date from March and April of 2013:
1) Guest Blog Post on the Upcoming 19th Annual CHARACTERplus National Character Education Conference
2) Midwest Spotlight Educators needed for METC 2014
3) This Summer, Attend a Tech Boot Camp!
4) GMLP Media Literacy Mini Conference: Pedagogy & Production
5) UbD & CCSS Summer Institute
The Education Community Engagement Committee of GMLP is hosting the Gateway Media Literacy Partners Mini Conference: Pedagogy and Production at Cooperating School Districts on June 7 from 7:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
St. Louis educators Don Goble (Ladue School District) and Julie Smith (SIUE and Webster University) will keynote this event, followed by two different session times (9:30-10:20 and 10:30-11:20) with various resources, programs, and ideas shared from area experts in the field media literacy and K-12 education, like:
In addition, a media panel will also participate in the discussion from 11:30-12:10. Those participants include:
GMLP strives to empower citizens to think critically about media messages. Anyone who wants to learn more about media literacy, and network with local media literacy educators and professionals is invited to participate the Mini Conference.
Preregistration is requested by May 24; seating is limited to 60 attendees. Cost for event is $10 (cash) at the door, which covers breakfast and printed materials. For questions regarding the Pedagogy and Production Mini Conference on Media Literacy, contact GMLP ECE co-chairs Rebecca Morrison or Mary Pat Gallagher. Cooperating School Districts is an institutional member of GMLP.