Inclusion in a Connected World
Date posted: November 7, 2017
This week is Media Literacy Week. Co-led by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, this week highlights the importance of digital and media literacy, particularly for children and young people. This year’s theme of Inclusion in a Connected World: A Place and a Voice for Everyone promotes ways in which diverse voices, perspectives and talents can participate in and enrich our media and digital spaces.
The featured professional development resource is That’s Not Me, a tutorial examining how entertainment and news media represent diversity and the impact this can have on our attitudes and behaviour. It provides strategies for challenging negative representations and engaging young people in advocating for more realistic and positive media portrayals. It also includes background articles and lesson plans for Grades 9 to 12.