Friday, October 21, 2011
Media Literacy Conference Saturday!
Media Literacy Conference, a Focus on Youth
Saturday, October 22, 8am-4pm, MIT
HOME, Inc., in partnership with MIT & Barr Foundation, invites educational decision makers, curriculum developers, after-school program coordinators, superintendents, instructors and community leaders are all welcome to attend and participate in relevant panel discussions and breakout sessions. The conference is the fourth to be held on a biennial schedule and will feature today’s most topical 21st Century educational challenges.
The conference will feature leaders in the field including Arnie Packer, the father of 21st Century skills and project based learning; and other prominent educators, filmmakers, public health workers and representatives from organizations dedicated to developing programs that promote and generate awareness and a deeper understanding of media literacy.
The keynote address will be delivered by Scot Osterweil, Creative Director of the MIT Education Arcade and a research director in the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program. He is a designer of award-winning educational games, working in both academic and commercial environments, and his work has focused on what is authentically playful in challenging academic subjects.
To learn more, visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/mlc/2011/prweb8809383.htmTo register: http://www.mlc2011.ezregister.com
Posted by Melissa Dodd at 8:30 PM