The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) and her members have been where I have turned for support and guidance in the formation and development of the work we've done at The Media Spot from our inception. I've always found people and organizations within NAMLE that could help me deepen my practice through their knowledge and experience in bridging the ways we create and consume media with critical thinking, education and action. I liked them so much I ran for the board of directors in 2009, and was recently elected to the executive committee as secretary (wink).
The NAMLE Conference is coming up in Philly in July, and I encourage educators, students, parents, and the rest of us who are affected by media in our lives (that's you) to join us for some reflection, critical thinking and growth! Below is the official NAMLE blurb, help us spread the word!
The 2011 conference of the National Association for Media Literacy Education will be held in Philadelphia, July 22-25 and will include over 150 sessions and workshops, screenings, and youth-produced video.
Keynote speakers include Douglas Rushkoff, noted scholar and author of the book, Program or Be Programmed, Mohammed Bilal, Executive Producer of Media for One Economy Corporation, and Madeline Di Nonno, Executive Director of the Geena Davis Institute.
A bonus for all registrants (come early on Friday!) are live demonstrations of technologies such as Audacity, Diigo, Garage Band, Jing and others. Go to NAMLE.net/conference for more information and to register. For more information, contact Conference Chair, Deb Parker.