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Action for Media Education Announces a New Initiative: The Corona Multimedia Showcase

Action for Media Education Announces a New Initiative: The Corona Multimedia Showcase

For Immediate Release
Date: 6/3/2020

If we could ask kids around the world what they’re thinking and feeling right now, what would they say? Action for Media Education (AME) https://action4mediaeducation.org is inviting young people from ages 3-19 and their families to participate in an international online exhibit of creative work that reflects their lives in this time of COVID-19.

More than 40 countries are participating in the Corona Multimedia Showcase initiative. Now AME seeks entries from young people across the United States.

The Showcase provides a platform for children, youth and their families to create and display media projects in a variety of formats. These projects will be digitally published on our Showcase website.

The Showcase is intended to provide young people around the world with the opportunity to:

  • Express their thoughts, feelings and ideas
  • Engage them in reflecting critically on their work and support their best efforts
  • Help them share their experiences with other young people and their families around the world
  • Provide a place for them to display their creative work and express their own unique voices
  • Inspire hope and demonstrate that we will persevere, with our courage and creativity, during this crisis and into a new future

Please help us spread the word to your family, your community and those with whom you work.

  • Submissions and participation are free.
  • This is NOT a competition but a festival celebrating the creativity of children and youth throughout the world.
  • The deadline for submissions is October 9, 2020. All projects (reviewed by a large group of experts) will be posted on the Showcase website by the end of October.

To submit an entry, find ideas and resources, and join the conversation:

Corona Multimedia Showcase https://coronashowcase.org/

Twitter @coronashowcase

Instagram #coronashowcase

Facebook Corona Multimedia Showcase


For more information, please contact: Marilyn Cohen, macohen@uw.edu

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The Corona Multimedia Showcase

If we could ask kids around the world what they’re thinking and feeling, what would they say?

Action for Media Education’s latest initative: We’re inviting young people from ages 3 to 19 to participate in an international online exhibit of creative work (in any format) that reflects their lives in this time of COVID-19.

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More than 40 countries are now part of the Corona Multimedia Showcase!

Spread the word!  Young people in your family and community can display their work with with others from around the world and be inspired by our shared experiences, large and small.

To submit an entry, find ideas and resources, and join the conversation:
Website: Corona Multimedia Showcase
Twitter: @coronamediashowcase
Instagram: #coronamediashowcase
Facebook: Corona Multimedia Showcase

 

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Media Literacy Grants Awarded!

Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction made history when it recently announced the first group of recipients for our state’s new media literacy grant program. This is the first grant program focused on media literacy offered anywhere in the nation!
Funds were awarded through a competitive process to 12 school-based teams.

Grant Awardees for 2019-20:

  • Ballard High School (Seattle SD)
  • Bryant Elementary School (Seattle SD)
  • Castle Rock SD
  • Central Valley High School
  • Columbia River High School (Vancouver SD)
  • La Conner SD
  • North Central ESD 171
  • Port Townsend SD
  • Selah SD
  • Soos Creek Elementary School (Kent SD)
  • Tacoma SD
  • Whatcom Intergenerational High School

Teams could apply for curriculum grants of up to $25,000 or planning grants of up to $5000. The five teams receiving curriculum grants were Ballard, Central Valley High School, North Central ESD 171, Soos Creek Elementary, Kent SD and LaConner SD in collaboration with high schools in Burlington, Mt. Vernon, and Anacortes. The remaining six teams received planning grants.

All grant recipients will focus on developing media literacy-based curriculum units that can be integrated into social studies, English language arts or health classes. All units will be shared on the OER Commons Washington Hub so that they can be easily accessed by teachers across the state.

The new media literacy grant program was established with a $300,000 allocation from the 2019 Legislature. $150,000 was available for this grant round. The next grant cycle will be announced in Spring, 2020 when another $150,000 in funding will be available for distribution.

Action for Media Education (AME) continues to promote and advocate for media literacy education. Please follow us on Facebook. We encourage you to stay tuned to AME for more media literacy-related happenings in our state in 2020! 

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Educators and Parents: You’re Already Teaching Media Literacy

For Elementary and Secondary Students

AME board members have created a new elementary handout for teachers just in time for Media Literacy Week, with a reminder that we can use these ideas every day of the year. Special thanks to Kathryn Egawa, Anne Aliverti, Shawn Sheller for their work on these handouts.  Also check out our handout for secondary school teachers developed by Kathryn Egawa, Ethan Delavan, Janith Pewitt, and Michael Danielson. 

Please click on each image to download the pdfs.