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#DigCitWeekend – September 21 & 22


Digital Citizenship is a researched-based practice that helps educators, community leaders and parents to understand the importance of blending character and technology skills for all learners. Today’s technology users should be responsible digital citizens, empowered to be engaged in confident and positive activities while using technology.

On September 21 and 22, the Digital Citizenship Institute, a consortium of international educators, and the Midwest Education Technology Community, a resource of EducationPlus will bring A Weekend of Digital Citizenship to St. Louis, Missouri. It’s a weekend that combines two events; the 3rd annual Digital Citizenship Day (#DigCitDay) and the 4th annual Digital Citizenship Summit (#DigCitSummit) to bring local and global advocates and experts to our host partner, Webster University. (#DigCitWeekend)

We are dedicated to the advancement of digital citizenship education in schools and our larger society, and are excited to present this unique, collaborative event. A Weekend of Digital Citizenship will bring together students, educators, parents and business leaders to develop a community-based approach in raising responsible and positive digital citizens in our society.

Several hundred people are expected to attend this two-day event, featuring a dozen expert speakers, interactive workshops, panel discussions and collaborative digital projects that will spotlight current online and offline issues. We’ll help participants with wisdom and activities that can be used at home, school, work and play. Register for one of the two days separately or attend both for a special combo price!

See in you St. Louis for A Weekend of Digital Citizenship!


The Pedagogy and Production of Media Literacy

Julie Smith during small group discussion at Media Literacy Week 2012
Julie Smith during Media Literacy Week 2012

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:

•  Bill Bass, Parkway School District
•  Linda Dougherty, Northwest School District
•  Mitch Eden, Kirkwood School District

In addition, a media panel will also participate in the discussion from 11:30-12:10. Those participants include:

•  Jasmine Huda, KMOV
•  Alvin Reid, Nine Network, 101 ESPN

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.

Show-Me the Movie Reception

Here are a few snapshots of last week’s Show-Me a Movie Reception held at the 28th annual Midwest Education Technology Conference. A great time was had by all – 200 were in attendance! Again, thanks to our sponsors, Tech4Learning, Cooperating School Districts, CIGNA, Holt Electrical Supplies, KMOV Channel 4, St. Louis County Library and Webster University. Also, thanks to the CSD staff who helped make this happen!

An Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art through Distance Learning

Tushar Joag's work at the Saatchi Gallery | photo by by Anosmia

This 1 hour videoconference is recommended for high school students and is available free of charge! It takes place March 23 at 10 o’clock central or 1 o’clock central.

How do the artists work? Where do their ideas come from? What media do they employ and why? How is their perspective different from, and similar to, other contemporary artists working today?

Join HEC-TV LIVE! for an interactive tour of “Bring Me a Lion,” a contemporary exhibition of Indian Art showing at Webster University’s Hunt Gallery from March 19 to April 17, 2010. Students will interact with Tushar Joag, one of the most prominent contemporary Indian artists to date, and see examples of his work. They will also meet the curator for “Bring Me A Lion” as they view other works also included in the exhibition. As they view the works, students will be invited to experience what it means to be a “contemporary artist” working in and/or influenced by the country of India and Indian culture and history.

An overview of the exhibition can be found by clicking here.

Register by March 18!