MEDIA LITERACY: AN ONLINE SALON FOR EDUCATORS

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 16:44:51 -0700 (PDT)

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>Contact: Daniel Schott, Program and Membership Associate
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>"MEDIA LITERACY: AN ONLINE SALON FOR EDUCATORS"
>MEDIA LITERACY FORUM FACILITATED BY KATHLEEN TYNER
>JULY 15 - AUGUST 15
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>ABOUT THE FORUM
>The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) announces its
>"Media Literacy: An Online Salon for Media Educators," scheduled for July
>15 through August 15, 1999. The online forum will be an in-depth salon for
>media arts educators. It will address issues of critical literacy,
>including analysis of media and integration of new technologies in formal
>and informal education, with a special emphasis on the moving image.
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>The forum will be conducted through email exchange on the NAMAC Members
>Listserv. Participants will engage in problem-solving, new theories for
>media education, and collegial exchange of practical information for media
>use in the classroom. The four-week virtual workshop will include weekly
>topics with related online readings. The participants will engage in email
>discussion that may include:
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>- what forms, content, and genres are appropriate for elementary and
>secondary classrooms?
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>- how do we support media arts education and training and how do we know
>when it works?
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>- how do we expand literacy to include new digital forms?
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>- what are some successful international models for media literacy?
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>ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
>The salon will be lead by Kathleen Tyner, author of "Literacy In a Digital
>World: Teaching and Learning in the Age of Information" (1998)published by
>Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Kathleen is a consultant for large-scale
>media, education and technology projects for educational institutions,
>community-based groups, and arts organizations. In addition to production
>experience in cable news and public affairs, she produces educational media
>for use by teachers and students. Kathleen Tyner is co-author of Media &
>You: An Elementary Media Literacy Curriculum, (1991. She speaks and
>publishes in international forums, journals and popular press about media
>education, media arts, and educational technology.
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>Ms. Tyner was founder of a non-profit organization, Strategies for Media
>Literacy and serves on a number of community advisory boards and
>committees. She is an Executive Board Member of the World Association for
>Media Education and in that capacity, participates in international
>educational and media development efforts. Kathleen Tyner conducts Media
>Education Institutes across the United States and uses distance learning to
>provide professional development for teachers and students who want to
>learn more about the integration of information technologies in the
>classroom. To read an interview with Kathleen Tyner, point your Web browser
>to the on-line Journal of Design Science:
><http://www.ignitiondesign.com/journal/> . For information about Kathleen
>Tyner's latest book, Literacy in a Digital World, see
><http://www.erlbaum.com/640.htm>.
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>ABOUT THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR MEDIA ARTS AND CULTURE
>The National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC)is the non-profit
>national service organization for the media arts field. Its mission is to
>strengthen media arts organizations as an integral part of the community;
>facilitate the support of independent media artists from all cultural
>communities and regions; integrate media into all levels of education
>advocate for media literacy as an educational goal; promote humane uses of
>and individual access to current and future media technologies; and
>encourage media arts that are rooted in communities, as well as those which
>are global in outlook.
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>As a professional association, NAMAC's strength is in its diversity of
>interests and communities. Its membership roster ranges from major
>institutions like The Museum of Modern Art to emerging groups like the
>Termite TV Collective in Philadelphia. From film festivals like Women in
>the Director's Chair to distributors like Third World Newsreel.
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>HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SALON
>The online forum is free to NAMAC members in good standing. Membership is
>$50-$250 sliding scale, based on organizational budget size. Anyone
>interested in obtaining membership information can find it on the web at
><http://www.namac.org/Membership/index.html>; Inquiries by phone can be
>made by calling (415) 431-1391 or email namac@namac.org. Other membership
>benefits include and organizational profile on The Online Support Center
>for Independent Media <http://www.namac.org>; subscription to NAMAC's
>quarterly print publication MAIN; subscription to our bi-weekly electronic
>newsletter "BULLETin"; discounts to the biannual national media arts
>conference; a complimentary copy of Field Guide 1998-99; and elgibility to
>participate in numerous technical assistance and leadership development
>seminars.
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>If you are a current member in good standing and would like to subscribe to
>the member listserv:
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>1)please send an email to <mailto:namac@namac.org>
>2)type subscribe "namac-members" with your name and affiliation in the body
>of the message.
>3)you will receive confirmation of your subscription with detailed
>instructions for posting messages to the listserv, as well as instructions
>for unsubscribing.
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>FUTURE ONLINE SALONS HOSTED BY NAMAC
>"Media Literacy: An Online Salon for Media Educators" is the first in a
>series of moderated discussions with experts from the media arts field as
>facilitators. Future salons will include a Funding Forum, and a series on
>Digital Conversion and the Media Arts Field.
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Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley 94720-6000
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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