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  • Media Literacy Project Grant

    Each year the Educational Media Technology Association funds two grants for projects supporting Media Literacy.  The application is attached below.

    Purpose of the grant:

    • Support educators who provide resources and services that correlate to state and national learning standards for instructional excellence promoting media literacy.
    • To provide funds for research projects or demonstration projects that can be replicated in other areas across the state and nation.

    Amount of Grant:  This grant is for $1,000 for a period of one year. Two grants are awarded each year.

    Definitions:

    Media Literacy is a series of communication competencies, including the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information in a variety of forms, including print and non-print messages. Media literacy empowers people to be both critical thinkers and creative producers of an increasingly wide range of messages using image, language, and sound. It is the skillful application of literacy skills to media and technology messages.

    Source: National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)

    See a more complete definition at http://namle.net/publications/media-literacy-definitions/

    Examples include:  

    • A media literacy course held after school
    • Learning about the effective creation and use of media in student work
    • Using video effectively in your lesson plans  

    Qualifications:

    • Working with PreK-12 students
    • New York State Educator
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