Carol Arcus

Carol Arcus

Carol Arcus: Vice President, AML

Profession: Retired Media Studies and English Teacher

Title: Vice President, AML
Contact: Phone: (905) 889-3050; Email: carcus at

Speaking Topics:
Pop culture; Internet Literacy; Getting Started in Media Education; Instructional Strategies and the Media Classroom; Integrating Media Studies into Other Curriculum

Past speaking engagements (Selected):

  • 2013 – ECOO – TPACK Through the Lens of Media Literacy
  • 2010 – Where are we Going in Media Education? York Region Board of Education PD Day
  • 2010 – Getting Started in Media Literacy, OISE Media Literacy Conference, Toronto, October 2010
  • 2008  – How Do We Measure Media Literacy? Ofcom International Media Literacy Conference, London, UK
  • 2007 – Negotiating Models for Curriculum Development, AMLA International Conference, St. Louis MO
  • 2007 – Integrating Media Studies into Elementary Curriculum – Trillium Board PD Day, Ontario
  • 2002 – The Role of Media Literacy and Healthy Sexuality – Guelph Conference on Healthy Sexuality
  • September 2001 – AML Event  – OISE/UT – Media Coverage of 911
  • August 2001 – Internet technology presentation – CAMEO conference (Canadian Association of Media Education Organizations)
  • May 2000 – Summit 2000 – Workshop – Teaching Audience and Pop Culture at the Secondary Level (ethnography)


Resources Produced (selected list):

  • 2009 – 2010 – Study Guides and Educational Descriptions for NFB
  • 2009 “The Big Shift” – Carol Arcus – vol 56, Journal of Media Literacy
  • 2009 “Surviving the 21st Century with Media Literacy” – Barry Duncan and Carol Arcus – vol 56, Journal of Media Literacy
  • 2006 – Writer, Media Part 2 Additional Qualification Course – for OISE/UT
  • 2005 – Advisory Team – Media Studies Expectations curriculum revision, Ministry of Education, Ontario
  • 2008 – Editorial Board, Plato’s Cave (online Media Studies course for educators)
  • 2002 – Curriculum writing for AQ Media Literacy (teachers) for Ontario College of Teachers
  • 1999 – TVOntario video: Teaching Media in the Grade 9 English Classroom (new curriculum)
  • 1998 – curriculum writing for new English curriculum (Media strand), Ontario Ministry of Education
  • 1997 – Early Childhood/Teen Telecommunications Project, U of Washington, USA: chapter on Teaching Popular Music to Teens


Willing to Speak:

Anywhere in Canada; internationally


Available for:

Workshop facilitation; speaking engagements; interviews; consulting; media interviews.






English, French



Carol Arcus is Vice President of AML. She has been a member of the Executive of AML since 1994. Carol is retired, and taught English and Media Studies at Unionville High School in York Region District School Board, Ontario, for 18 years.