New Media Literacies Announces a Monthly Webinar Series for Educators


2.4.10 | Looking for a way to jumpstart your curriculum? Have ideas about how to bring your classrooms into the 21st century? MIT’s Project New Media Literacies (NML) needs you.

Behind the Research

NML has partnered with New Hampshire’s Department of Education to develop a year-long professional development initiative for educators. The goal of this series is to help translate the new skills outlined in Henry Jenkins’ whitepaper (Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century) into concrete learning experiences for the classroom. (Spotlight covered these skills here.)

Participants will explore learning through “computer game guilds, youtube video production, Wikipedia, fan fiction, Second Life and other virtual worlds, music remixing, social network sites, and coplay.” Sessions will dive into such topics as transmedia navigation, performance and play, and multitasking.

Each session will examine new curricular materials that have been developed by New Media Literacies, Global Kids, Harvard’s GoodPlay Project, Common Sense Media, the George Lucas Educational Foundation.

The 8-part series begins next week on Thursday Feb 11th at 7 pm EST with “Judgment and Appropriation with a focus on copyright, fair use, and creative commons.”

See more details at Sign-up is required.

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