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Events Calendar Archive - 2009

In 2009 Media Literacy Week took place November 2nd - 6th. Here is a listing of some of the media education events and activities that took place that year.


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October

Beyond Images: A self-esteem and body-image curriculum

Date: October 2009 – onwards
Location: Elementary and middle schools across Ontario
Description:

A curriculum to teach students to read media with greater understanding of the intent of message makers and provide them with an opportunity to create their own media messages. Instead of being passive consumers, students become active producers of media messaging relating to their personal views of self-esteem and body-image. The curriculum was created by the National Eating Disorder Information Centre with the generous support of the Dove Self Esteem Fund and brought to life by The Director's Cut.

More info: Beyond Images
Contact: 1-877-747-2964


Stop Frame

Date: October 1, 2009 - June 23, 2010
Location: National Film Board’s CinéRobothèque, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

CinéRobothèque is hosting Stop Frame, a workshop about critical thinking. Participants watch a film and then analyze the issues raised, under the guidance of a facilitator. The idea behind the workshop is to use the work of the documentary filmmaker as a springboard for dialogue; to analyze documentary methods of presentation and persuasion; to encourage active citizenship; and to create a supportive environment for public dialogue on hot topics.

Contact: 514-496-6887


Show What you Know

Date: October 1, 2009 - June 14, 2010
Location: National
Description:

CHF is once again launching their Media Literacy Contest. This contest focuses on the creation of a multimedia project to allow students to think critically and create messages in a variety of forms. The projects developed by students will focus around any issues that impact the rural poor in developing countries. The contest is open to all grades.

More info: CHF


Emerge: Women rising

Date: October 6, 2009
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Vancouver Status of Women office, 2652 East Hastings St, Vancouver, British Columbia
Description:

Vancouver Status of Women and Point Youth Media present an 8-week media arts training project that offers women facing systemic barriers the opportunity to share their realities. Participants receive technical media training facilitated by Point Youth Media to introduce them to photography as a means of individual expression. They will receive cameras, take and process their own photos, and together select those they would like to showcase at a community exhibit.

Contact: Cynthia Oka, Leadership Empowerment Activism Program Coordinator


Media Literacy and Health Literacy… Connecting the dots

Date: October 14-16, 2009
Location: Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Description:

A representative from Concerned Children’s Advertisers is presenting at Inspiration and Innovation in Teaching and Teacher Education, the Edge 2009 conference. The presentation will look at the connections that exist between children’s health, both physically and emotionally, and how media plays a role in shaping their thoughts and actions.

More info: The Edge 2009


Youth Film International Film Screening and Gala

Date: October 20, 2009
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: National Film Board, Toronto, Ontario
Description:

Youth Film International is hosting a gala and film screening of documentaries created by students participating in their documentary-creation workshop. The program was created to instil a sense of responsibility in students in what they present to their world, and what they contribute to the airwaves on a global level.

More info: Youth Film International


Get Animated!

Date: October 23-31, 2009
Location: National
Description:

National Film Board (NFB) presents a Canada-wide series of free screenings, master classes and activities marking International Animation Day. Watch the NFB’s latest animated films on the big screen for free and attend special presentations with Oscar®-winner Chris Landreth (Ryan) and twice Oscar®-nominated Cordell Barker (The Cat Came Back).You can also enjoy NFB’s exclusive online programming.

More info: Get Animated!


Media Literacy in the Classroom: A workshop for educators

Date: October 30, 2009
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Segal Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

Join teachers across Montreal for a unique training opportunity!  This hands-on, creative, one-day professional development program is designed for elementary school teachers to learn innovative ways to incorporate the Quebec education competencies for media literacy into their classrooms. The workshop costs $65+ tax and includes a light lunch.

Contact: Harlie Dover


November

Media Literacy and TVOParents

Date: November
Location: Online
Description:

TVOParents is inviting parents to visit their Web site throughout the month of November to read articles and blogs about digital and media literacy.



What Does Media Literacy Mean to you?

Date: November 2, 2009 and asynchronously available online via uStream
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm CST
Physical Location: St. James-Assiniboia School Division's Professional Staff Development Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Virtual Location: Online via uStream
Description:

Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth and Manitoba Association of Computing Educators are co-hosting a panel discussion on the meaning of media literacy and literacy with ICT across the curriculum. The Pan Canadian panel includes Kathy Cassidy, Grade 1 Teacher, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan; Dr. Alec Couros, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Saskatchewan; Ben Hazzard, Consultant: Assessment & Evaluation K-12, Lambton Kent District School Board, Ontario; and Jacques Cool, New Brunswick Ministry of Education. A panel of local educators will respond to the Pan Canadian panel and teachers and students from around the world are invited to respond to the activating video on YouTube

Contact: Cheryl Prokopanko, Coordinator, Learning Support and Technology Unit, Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth


News Gathering in the Digital Age

Date: November 2, 2009
Time: 10:30am EST
Physical Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario
Virtual Location: Online
Description:

Media Awareness Network, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation and Encounters with Canada, a program of the Historica-Dominion Institute, are hosting a media panel on the impact of digital media on journalism and news gathering in the 21st century. Panellists include Andrew Cohen, award-winning journalist, best-selling author and President of the Historica-Dominion Institute; Scott Rubin, head of policy communications at YouTube; Roger Dubois, video-journalist with CBC.ca; and Althia Raj, National Bureau reporter for Sun Media. The event will be moderated by Daniel Bouchard, news anchor for Radio-Canada and Professor of Communication at University of Ottawa. MNet’s media education specialists will be tweeting from the event.

Contact: Media Literacy Week


Experimental Films and Educational Documentaries: Fresh perspectives on a neglected medium

Date: November 2, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
Description:

Media Education Working Group, Media Education Foundation, Toronto Film Seminar, National Film Board of Canada – Mediatheque, Association for Media Literacy, Canadian Film Makers Distribution Centre and Media Education Project are hosting an evening of discussion and debate on a cross section of short films. The event will include excerpts from Media Education Foundation films Tough Guise and Killing Us Softly 3, screenings of Runaway, Neighbours, and Very Nice, Very Nice from the National Film Board, and of experimental films Dangling Participle and New Improved Institutional Quality, selected by Michael Zryd, associate professor of Film at York University. Admission is free.

Contact: Media Education Working Group


Girls, Media and Body Image

Date: November 2-3, 2009
Location: Barclay primary school and Beurling Academy, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

Girls Action Foundation is holding Media Literacy Week activities at an elementary school and a high school in the Montreal area. The activities aim to raise awareness amongst girls about the influence media have on their perception of self and to help them develop self awareness and self confidence.

Contact: Karima Kadmiri


Reimaging Citizenship: A digital literacies symposium for youth media producers

Date: November 1-5, 2010
Location: Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre Campus, Vancouver, British Columbia
Description:

Join this week-long series of workshops designed for youth video producers and led by writers, educators and activists. The symposium will consider how ideas of citizenship and social justice can be explored throughout the digital media production process.

Contact: Adam Brayford


Time to Remember - Time to Envision

Date: November 1-5, 2010
Location: South Shore, Nova Scotia
Description:

Several organizations from South Shore are collaborating to offer students a multimedia program including a screening of locally produced video vignettes of WWII veterans and a Q&A session with veterans from the community about the impact of war on our lives. Students are then asked to reflect on the experience in class and share their interpretations on a community Web site. All of the videos and related content will be available in a collection on the local SouthshoreNow Web site and the DesBrisay Museum will include the videos in their military history section.

Contact: Tim Reeves-Horton


Panel Discussion Featuring Montreal Media Personalities

Date: November 3, 2009
Time: 9:40 – 10:55 am
Location: Rosemount High School, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

The English Montreal School Board is hosting a discussion panel moderated by Steve Kowch, a graduate of Rosemount High School and the news and program director at CJAD Radio. The panel will include noted Montreal media personalities including Chantal Desjardins, co-host of The Rush, Virgin Radio 96 FM’s drive home show and Mitch Melnick, host of the talk show Team990.

Contact: Michael Cohen


Digital Conversations

Date: November 4-5, 2009
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
Description:

Pacific Cinémathèque, BC Association for Media Education and the Vancouver Art Gallery are hosting media production and critical thinking workshops for Grade 12 social justice students and teachers. The workshop series provokes and generates youth response about issues of social justice and global citizenship.

Contact: Pacific Cinémathèque


Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood vilifies a people

Date: November 4, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: London Public Library – Central Library, London, Ontario
Description:

The London Public Library is presenting the film Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood vilifies a people. The screening will be followed by a discussion forum with speakers and participation from the audience.

More info: London Public Library


Digital Media: The new democracy

Date: November 5, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: London Public Library – Central Library, London, Ontario
Description:

London Public Library is hosting a discussion about the ways in which digital media is changing the nature of public discourse and the structure of society. Will the transformation be as profound as the dawn of democracy? How can we make the best use of these new platforms and tools?

More info: London Public Library


Surdose médiatique et santé des jeunes : les faits, les dommages, les solutions

Date: November 5-6, 2009
Location: University of Québec in the Outaouais, Gatineau, Quebec
Description:

A conference that looks at television viewing habits and their role in the healthy development of youth. Participants are invited to exchange ideas and debate the shared responsibility of families, schools, community leaders and media in the face of this issue.

More info: Conference


Media Literacy, Diversity and our History

Date: November 6, 2009
Location: Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace Hotel, Moncton, New Brunswick
Description:

A representative from Media Awareness Network is presenting at Making Sense of Place: Geographies and Identity in Canada and Elsewhere, the annual conference of the Association for Canadian Studies.

More info: Association for Canadian Studies


Professional Development in ICT

Date: November 6, 2009
Location: Lauren Hill Academy, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

The English Montreal School Board is hosting a day of professional development related to Information and Communication Technologies for elementary and secondary school teachers and their school administrators in Region 2 of the school board. Teachers will choose to attend two workshops from the over 30 workshops that will be offered. English and French workshops offered will deal with topics such as ICT integration and pedagogy, media literacy, information literacy, Internet safety and use of interactive whiteboard.

Contact: Maureen Baron


Media Literacy in the Classroom: A workshop for educators

Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: Segal Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

Join teachers across Montreal for a unique training opportunity!  A hands-on, creative, one-day professional development program designed for high school teachers to learn innovative ways to incorporate the Quebec education competencies for media literacy into their classrooms. The workshop costs $65+ tax and includes a light lunch.

Contact: Harlie Dover


Filmmaker-in-Residence Workshop

Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 1:00pm
Location: National Film Board (Mediatheque), Toronto, Ontario
Description:

Led by Katerina Cizek, creative producer of the National Film Board’s (NFB) Filmmaker-in-Residence, this workshop brings the public together with educators and health-care specialists to examine how digital storytelling can work as a tool for social action.

More info: Filmmaker-in-Residence Workshop

The Seven Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence

Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: National Film Board - Mediatheque, Toronto, Ontario
Description:

Join the screening of the film The Seven Interventions of Filmmaker-in-Residence which tells the story of Katerina Cizek’s four-year stint as Filmmaker-in-Residence at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital. The screening will be followed by a question and answer session with the producer.


Remixing Pop Culture

Date: November 6, 2009
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Vancouver Public Library Main Branch, Vancouver, British Columbia
Description:

BC Association for Media Education will be screening RIP: A remix manifesto, a documentary film about copyright and remix culture. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

More info: Remixing Pop Culture

REEL CANADA Film Festivals

Date: November 10 to December 3, 2009
Location: High Schools across Canada
Description:

REEL CANADA raises awareness among the high school population of the incredible achievements of Canadian filmmakers past and present, and ultimately enhances young people's appreciation of their national culture. In total, over 4,500 students from at least 16 schools across Canada will be participating in our fall season, spread out over six film festival events in November and early December. REEL CANADA is an initiative of members of the Canadian film and television industry.

More info: REEL CANADA
Contact: Mark


Passport to the Internet Workshop

Date: November 11, 2009
Location: Sheraton Parkway Toronto North, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Description:

A representative from Media Awareness Network is presenting at Educational Computing Organization of Ontario’s 2009 conference.

More info: Educational Computing Organization of Ontario


Professional Development in ICT

Date: November 13, 2009
Location: Royal Vale School, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

The English Montreal School Board is hosting a day of professional development related to Information and Communication Technologies for elementary and secondary school teachers and their school administrators in Region 3 of the school board. Teachers will choose to attend two workshops from the over 30 workshops that will be offered. English and French workshops offered will deal with topics such as ICT integration and pedagogy, media literacy, information literacy, Internet safety and use of interactive whiteboard.

Contact: Maureen Baron


Children, Youth and Media 2009 Conference

Date: November 19, 2009
Time: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Allstream Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Description:

The Alliance for Children and Television will host the 2009 Children, Youth & Media Conference. This event is the only one of its kind to bring together Canada’s creators, producers and broadcasters of children and youth programming. This much anticipated event promises to generate lively discussions through a series of sessions and panels on key screen-based media issues for Canadian children and youth creators.

More info: Alliance for Children and Television


Professional Development in ICT

Date: November 27, 2009
Location: Lester B. Pearson High School, Montreal, Quebec
Description:

The English Montreal School Board is hosting a day of professional development related to Information and Communication Technologies for elementary and secondary school teachers and their school administrators in Region 1 of the school board. Teachers will choose to attend two workshops from the over 30 workshops that will be offered. English and French workshops offered will deal with topics such as ICT integration and pedagogy, media literacy, information literacy, Internet safety and use of interactive whiteboard.

Contact: Maureen Baron


December

Media Literacy Resource Workshop

Date: December 2, 2009
Location: Capri Centre, Red Deer, Alberta
Description:

A representative from Media Awareness Network is presenting at the Digital Citizenship in the 21st Century Classroom conference hosted by Alberta Technology Leaders in Education.

More info: Alberta Technology Leaders in Education


myprivacy & me Video PSA Contest Deadline

Date: December 11, 2009
Location: National
Description:

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) is inviting young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to create their own public service announcement (PSA) on the issue of privacy. Privacy is a growing concern, particularly among young people. The OPC is encouraging young people to create their own video PSA which will inform other youth about current privacy issues and the importance of protecting one's personal information. The ultimate goal of their PSA should be to encourage other young people to critically think about how their personal information is collected and used everyday, and how their privacy can be compromised.

More info: My Privacy and Me


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