Media Literacy Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice Education

Students and Teachers

NAMLE lgogJoin the Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice Master’s Program along with co-host, The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), for a vibrant day dedicated to helping K-12 teachers teach their students to “access, analyze, evaluate, create and act” using all forms of media communications for the purpose of social justice.

The day will begin with a keynote talk on the importance of the First Amendment by the Vice President for Newseum Education, Barbara McCormack and be followed by rich presentations on curriculum and instruction related to teaching Black Panther, media coverage of the 2016 election, ethnic studies, and harnessing social media for enhanced literacy, student activism, and justice. In addition, we are honored to host the Executive Director for the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Michelle Ciulla Lipkin and hear her discuss the ways that NAMLE provides teachers with numerous resources for teaching media literacy for social justice. We will offer teachers practical ideas for integrating a variety of media forms into their curriculum with the purpose of democratically engaging and empowering students and society. Teachers and school districts interested in contemporary ways to teach critical multiculturalism will be especially excited about attending!

Space is limited. Reserve your seats today


Keynote speakers:

Barbara McCormack, vice president for Newseum education

Photo of Barbara McCormackMcCormack leads the team responsible for creating NewseumED: quality, educational resources and programs on First Amendment freedoms and media literacy. Through onsite and virtual classes and its website, NewseumED. McCormack is a sought-after speaker on media literacy education, navigating the challenges of a free press, and facilitating difficult classroom conversations. McCormack, a former middle and high school teacher, and her team have been recognized by the Journalism Education Association, the National Council for Social Studies, and the Education Commission for the States for their contributions to the teaching of history and news and media literacy.

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, executive director of the National Association for Media Literacy Education

Photo of Michelle Ciulla LipkinAs executive director, Lipkin has helped NAMLE grow to be the preeminent media literacy education association in the U.S. Lipkin launched the first ever Media literacy week in the U.S., developed strategic partnerships with media companies, and reconstructed both the governance and membership of the organization. Lipkin has also overseen three national conferences and done countless appearances at conferences and in the media regarding the importance of media literacy education. Lipkin is currently an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College in the TV/Radio department where she teaches media criticism and media literacy.

Featured speakers:

  • Tommy Ender, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow, "Creating Counter-Narratives in Contemporary Times"
  • Marie Heath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, "Continuity and Change in Protest Movements: Teaching Students to Make Social Change in a Networked Era"
  • RaShawna Sydnor, Baltimore City Public Schools, "Black Panther: Themes & Connections for Middle Schoolers"
  • Nadiera Young, Baltimore City Public Schools, "The Election of 2016 & Resisting Hate: Lessons for Middle Schoolers"
  • Wide Angle Youth Media "Why Black Lives Matter: Discussing Race through Film, Photography, & Design"
  • Jersey Art Exchange "Alternative Visions for Urban Development"

Conference Details: 

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Loyola University Maryland- Timonium Graduate Center 
2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, Maryland 


Registration Fee: $40.00 

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Photo of Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Photo of Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Photo of Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Photo of Michelle Ciulla Lipkin
Photo of Michelle Ciulla Lipkin