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Radicalize Your Media Teaching!

CANCELLED We regret that we have had to cancel this conference. Thank you for your continued interest, patient and keep the media literacy fires burning! Join us on April 9, remedy to Hack the Classroom and radicalize your media teaching. Push your envelope! Expand your boundaries. Test your awareness of …

What is media literacy?

Media literacy is the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use the codes and conventions of a wide variety of media forms and genres appropriately, health effectively and ethically. Media literacy educators worldwide use frameworks of varying form and sophistication to scaffold student learning. Below is a collection of the Eight …

What is the Association for Media Literacy?

  About Us   The Association for Media Literacy is made up of teachers, librarians, consultants, parents, cultural workers, and media professionals interested in the impact of the media on contemporary culture. Media literacy is an educational initiative that aims to increase peoples’ understanding and enjoyment of how media work, …

Workshops & Presentations

Workshops, presentations and seminars are an important part of the AML’s work. Since 1978, we have organized over 200 presentations to educators, parents and students, ranging from forums on media ownership and control to workshops exploring the impact of media on children and youth. Members of the AML Executive have …

Milestones

1978 AML founded First media literacy conference: The Media: How To Talk Back 1986 media education becomes part of the Ontario curriculum first Additional Qualifications courses offered for teachers 1990 The New Literacy Conference (Guelph 1) 1992 CAMEO (The Canadian Association of Media Education Organizations) founded Constructing Culture Conference (Guelph …

Publications

Resources wholly or partially written by AML members   2012 Project Media. Webb, Sylvie and Pegis, Jessica. Toronto, ON: Emond Montgomery 2010 “Power Dynamics in Classroom 2.0.” Andersen, Neil in Journal of Media Literacy, vol. 55 #3 2010 “Media literacy’s gifts to literature study.” Andersen, Neil.  in English Teaching: Practice …

Executive

President Neil Andersen, physician Writer/Consultant Vice President Carol Arcus, Writer/Consultant Treasurer Cam Macpherson, Writer/Consultant Board of Directors Michelle Solomon, Teacher, Toronto District School Board Geoffrey Winship, Teacher, Toronto District School Board Chelsea Atwell, Teacher, Toronto District School Board Colin McAuley, Teacher, Toronto District School Board Jane Mitchinson-Schwartz, Teacher, Waterloo County District School Board …

What is media literacy?

Media literacy is the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use the codes and conventions of a wide variety of media forms and genres appropriately, nurse effectively and ethically. Media literacy educators worldwide use frameworks of varying form and sophistication to scaffold student learning. Below is a collection of …