October 7, 2016
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Our Collaborators: Making It Happen

Media Literacy Week is a truly national event, and that couldn't happen without the network of collaborators across Canada working together to deliver programming, events, and resources. Representing not-for-profit, corporate, and government organizations, both large and small, the collaborators are what make Media Literacy Week possible. You can see a full list of our over 75 collaborators here.

If your organization would like to be a part of Media Literacy Week 2016, it's not too late! If you'd like to find a way your organization can be involved, contact us at mlw@mediasmarts.ca!

MLW Blog: How Social Media Helps Teens Cope With Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Harm

It is easy for many adults – whether educators or parents – to focus on the negatives of social media in the lives of teens today. This is understandable, because they are the ones who have to deal with the fallout when adolescents make mistakes online (cyberbullying incidents, sexting cases, electronic dating violence, digital reputation drama, and similar forms of wrongdoing). Whether they are categorized as moments of youthful indiscretion or instances of intentional harm towards others, they do happen. And we are left to help those teens pick up the pieces and, ideally, find a redemptive silver lining in it all.

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Teacher Feature: Anthony Perrotta

Anthony is a media-focused high school teacher in Toronto, with a specialization in film, who encourages his students to analyze, understand, and create media. His teaching approach incorporates a critical lens on media while incorporating a strong social justice theme. He is also an advocate for eLearning and effectively integrating technology into the classroom with a focus on online digital citizenship. His work with his students has been featured in the news for its innovative approach.

Anthony is hosting a MLW webcast event De-Coding Horror - described below.

Follow Anthony on Twitter and keep up with his unique and media-focused lessons!

Webcast: De-Coding Horror

Anthony Perrotta and Communications Technology students at Chaminade College School will be talking with Dr. Barry Keith Grant, professor and expert in genre film, about de-coding horror movies. As Media Literacy Week overlaps with Halloween this year, this is a great way to explore the intersection of media literacy and horror movies, which are often packed with symbolic messages.

Join the webcast on Monday, October 31 at 12:45 PM (EST)!

Workshops at ICOAAT

As part of Vancouver's Kidsworld program, the International Centre of Arts and Technology is offering a series of workshops for Media Literacy Week!

Collaborator Highlight: The Director's Cut

The Director's Cut has been providing experiential, hands-on learning opportunities for young people in an ever-changing digital world since 2004. They use cutting edge technology and engaging methodologies to promote digital content production opportunities in schools, camps, and after school workshops.

Learn more about The Director's Cut, one of the many outstanding collaborators with MLW 2016!

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For more information, visit MediaLiteracyWeek.ca!

Questions? Send us an e-mail at mlw@mediasmarts.ca.

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