U of Alberta: Ancient Greece at the Movies

FREE! April 17, 2016 see The Trojan Women, starring Katherine Hepburn and Vanessa Redgrave. The film will be preceded by a talk by Tanya Henderson on History, Myth and the Movie. The talk starts at 2 PM, the movie at 2:45 in the . . . → Read More: U of Alberta: Ancient Greece at the Movies

Free! Greek Film Series at University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s department of History & Classics, together with AHEPA (the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association), the Canadian Hellenic Congress of Alberta, AAME (the Alberta Association for Multicultural Education), and the Friends of Hellenism, is pleased to present a series of movies with a Classical Greek theme.

All events are free and open to the . . . → Read More: Free! Greek Film Series at University of Alberta

Two Upcoming Webinars Focus on Youth, Educators and Social Networking

We have some news from our colleagues in the U.S. NAMLE is the National Association for Media Literacy Education and they are joining our Canadian friends at Media Literacy Week for two exciting webinars. Here are the details as provide by NAMLE…

To celebrate Media Smarts Media Literacy Week, NAMLE is collaborating for our third annual ML . . . → Read More: Two Upcoming Webinars Focus on Youth, Educators and Social Networking

Canada’s Annual Media Literacy Week – Nov. 2013

MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) are pleased to announce that marketing and consumerism will be the focus of Canada’s eighth annual Media Literacy Week, to be held November 4-8, 2013.

The official theme of the week: “What’s Being Sold: Helping Kids Make Sense of Marketing Messages” , will encourage educators and parents to talk to . . . → Read More: Canada’s Annual Media Literacy Week – Nov. 2013

Noted Media Education Expert Leads AAMA Conference for 2013

Noted media education expert Gloria DeGaetano, author of the book Parenting Well in a Media Age, will be leading AAMA’s 2013 Media Awareness Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

During the 2-day event Ms. DeGaetano will present her Brain-Compatible Parenting System™, providing participants with ways to understand, examine and define optimal brain-development in a media/digital age for parents . . . → Read More: Noted Media Education Expert Leads AAMA Conference for 2013

AAMA Parent’s Newsletter – Jan 2012 – For AAMA Members

Here is the AAMA Newsletter created especially for parents who want to know more about using media in their family.

This month we look at popular reality TV shows that focus on obesity and look at how they relate to real reality and the food choices students are provided at their schools.

And with teens being fed music videos 24/7 now there’s a new network that is targeting the T’ween category. What can parents expect to see? We will fill you in on this and much more.
To receive this information you must be a current member of AAMA. . . . → Read More: AAMA Parent’s Newsletter – Jan 2012 – For AAMA Members

Summer Institute @ Ithaca College, NY

This is an intensive, week-long media literacy course for teachers, support staff, college faculty, and other professionals working with students in an educational setting. Participants receive training in the theory and practice of media literacy, learn applications for digital technology, and work individually with a Project Look Sharp “coach” to develop and implement a media literacy . . . → Read More: Summer Institute @ Ithaca College, NY

4th Global Conference on Visual Literacies

This interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and . . . → Read More: 4th Global Conference on Visual Literacies

World Summit on Media for Children and Youth

June 14-18; 2010 — World Summit on Media for Children and Youth — “Challenges in Young People’s World of Communication” — Karlstad, Sweden

The Summit will be held in Karlstad, Sweden and will host 2,000 delegates from 100 countries and feature the world’s leading experts on children and media. The event will offer opportunities to network, to . . . → Read More: World Summit on Media for Children and Youth

Web 3.0 at AAMA 2010 AGM

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Philip McRae

On May 11, 2010, members of AAMA were provided with the opportunity to learn about the possible new ways the Internet will affect our lives during Dr. Philip McRae’s keynote presentation Web 3.0: Are You Ready To Dive In?

Holding a cell phone, Dr. McRae speaks about how the Internet is . . . → Read More: Web 3.0 at AAMA 2010 AGM