The 16e annual edition of Media Literacy Week, which will take place from 25 to 30 October 2021, is organized by MediaSmarts, the Canadian center for media literacy and digital literacy, in collaboration with the Canadian Teachers' Federation.
Canadians are spending more time online during the pandemic and Media Literacy Week this year's aim is to focus on the essential digital skills that today's e-citizens need.
“Digital media education has become essential now that our lives are spent even more online,” said Kathryn Ann Hill, CEO of MediaSmarts. Media Literacy Week is an opportunity to become aware of how we interact with media, whether it's checking out the information we see online, thinking critically about the popular culture we consume or to focus on our digital well-being. "
As the week's activities become virtual, Canadians from all over will have the opportunity to participate in events organized by MediaSmarts and participating organizations, in particular online parenting workshops, workshops FALSE that it stops, as well as seminars on topics ranging from artificial intelligence to cybersecurity.
To celebrate Media Literacy Week, MediaSmarts also created five thematic days offering free resources that anyone can use.
Teachers' Hub offers out-of-the-box video lessons and other helpful resources
This year the Teachers' crossroads offer five days of lesson plans and activities on one of the five media literacy themes: use, understand, mobilize, to access and check!
Three pre-recorded lessons will also cover topics like body image, online hate, and online truth.
Consult the full list of events to find out about all the activities that will take place during Media Literacy Week.
This project was made possible (in part) by the Digital Citizenship Contribution Program from the Government of Canada.
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