[NHDOE-ETNews] Join us online for a New Media Literacies Webinar this Thursday at 7pm!

Higgins, Cathy CHiggins at ed.state.nh.us
Wed Feb 10 21:01:02 EST 2010

You are cordially invited to participate in an 8-part webinar series!

WHO: A team of New Hampshire educators, supported by grants from the NH Department of Education, have begun working with staff at the New Media Literacies (NML) Project to facilitate a year-long professional development initiative using new media literacies as a springboard for developing innovative curriculum. 

WHY: In a white paper titled Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century, Jenkins et al (2006) outline the social skills and cultural competencies inherent in new media use. The goal of NML is to help foster a broader perspective of what it means to be media literate in the digital age and provide tools for translating the skills and competencies into meaningful and engaging learning experiences in the classroom and beyond. 

You can download the white paper at: 

You can download the skills at: 

NH educators are exploring the urgent challenges that 21st Century learners face and also expanding their own learning experiences using a participatory, digital model of professional development. Educators are practicing their own skills as teachers by "creating, collaborating, connecting, and circulating" with one another in an interactive, multi-media environment. While the NH team is developing new materials for their own schools and districts, they are also assisting in the development of an 8-part webinar series focused on a comprehensive, practical understanding of the NML skills for the larger educational community. 

Join us in the webinars to learn more about the framework of social skills and cultural competencies which shapes the work of NML. You will observe illustrations of the skills by looking more closely at learning through such cultural phenomenon as computer game guilds, YouTube video production, Wikipedia, fan fiction, SecondLife and other virtual worlds, music remixing, social network sites, and cosplay. Each webinar will closely examine new curricular materials which have emerged from New Media Literacies, Global Kids, Harvard's GoodPlay Project, Common Sense Media, the George Lucas Foundation, and other projects which are seeking to introduce these skills into contemporary educational practices. Participants will leave the webinars with plenty of opportunities to take the materials, information, and methods back into their classrooms.

WHEN: NML and the NH team will host the first webinar on Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 7PM EST. The focus of this first session is on the new media literacies of judgment and appropriation and the importance of copyright, fair use, and creative commons. 

To join the February 11th session, go to the Elluminate Meeting Room using this link: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=voffice&password=M.0D40B502DA193CDA7C5579F7D8173A

If you have never used Elluminate before, please visit this tutorial page for a quick reference on setting-up your audio and internet connection speed: 


February 11, 2010 at 7pm EST -- Judgment, Appropriation & Copyright
Special guests Erin Reilly <http://newmedialiteracies.org/about-us/> and 
Flourish Klink <http://www.madelineklink.com/> 


March 11, 2010 at 7pm EST - Networking and Negotiation
April 8, 2010 at 7pm EST - Transmedia Navigation
May 13, 2010 at 7pm EST - Collective Intelligence
June 10, 2010 at 7pm EST - Performance and Play
July 15, 2010 at 7pm EST - Distributed Cognition
August 12, 2010 at 7pm EST - Simulation and Visualization
September 9, 2010 at 7pm EST - Multitasking

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