The Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference was held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island at University of Rhode Island, Providence Campus, 80 Washington Street, Providence, RI 02903.

The event was part of a network of media literacy week activities held around the US. Our Twitter handle is @theNRMLC and our Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/theNRMLC/.

media literacyThe Northeast Regional Media Literacy Conference annually invites K-16 educators, librarians, school library media specialists, after school program directors, media professionals, researchers, cultural workers, and college students to collaborate about the potential and challenges for media literacy and its essential role in education today.

The 2018 year’s theme was “Media Literacy in Times of Uncertainty.” Sessions will be interactive, media-driven, digitally-designed, engaging, and inspiring.

The goals for the 2018 conference were:

  • to generate new strategies in media observation, analysis, and learning;
  • to pose solutions to problems that face our media-influenced society.

Keynote and breakout sessions featured classroom lessons, community screencasts, higher education discussion, digital participation and collaborating, media message analysis, samples of student-composed journalism, student-led discussions, and much more. By dialoguing and collaborating around media literacy as a contemporary cultural imperative, participants furthered their critical thinking skills connected to issues in the media and digital world.

For more information and inquiries about partnerships or to submit a proposal for the 2019 conference, contact the program chair, Carolyn Fortuna at c4tuna31@gmail.com.



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