Media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.
The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
—National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
The C+MRC will be joining NAMLE to commemorate the 5th Annual National Media Literacy Week during October 21-25, 2019. Beginning this year U.S. events (traditionally held in the month of November) are more closely aligned with the well-established Media Literacy Week in Canada. Stay tuned for more information about specific events online and in-house at the Collaboratory. If you would like to participate in the planning process, contact C+MRC Director Vanessa E. Greenwood directly.
In the mean time, revisit our 4th Annual National Media Literacy Week screening event that featured Adam Ruins Everything on Election Day 2018.
You can also sign up for a free individual membership to the National Association for Media Literacy Education and learn the core principles of media literacy and their applications for teaching practice.
To whet your appetite, we recommend this 2-minute video from Media Smarts (Canada’s Centre for Digital and Media Literacy) on fact-checking: