8:00 – 8:30 Registration + Breakfast – Alumni Hall

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome – Alumni Hall

Cindy L. White, Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Yonty Friesem

Zulma R. Toro – President of Central Connecticut State University

Carl R. Lovitt – Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lori Bindig – ACME

Michelle Ciulla Lipkin – NAMLE 

8:45 – 9:30 Opening Panel – Media Literacy Grandparents – Alumni Hall

Renee Hobbs – Moderator

Paul Mihailidis – Civic Media

Karen A. Ritzenhoff – Visual Communication

Bill Yousman – Critical Media Literacy

Thomas Goodkind – Media Literacy Education

Steve Goodman – Youth Media

Cindy L. White – Gender and Media

9:30 – 10:00 Roundtable session – Meet Your Media Literacy Family  – Alumni Hall

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 10:45 Media Literacy Tools – Workshops Session

1. The Global Critical Media Literacy Project (GCMLP) – Bellin Gallery

Julie Frechette -Worcester State University & Rob Williams – Action Coalition for Media Education

2. Constructivist Media Decoding Approach to Media Analysis – Sprague Room

Cyndy Scheibe – Project Look Sharp

3. Mind Over Media – Carleton Room

Renee Hobbs – Media Education Lab

4. Creating Civic Media Activists – Philbrick Room

DC Vito – The LAMP

5. The 5- Image Story: A Powerful Media Tool for All Classrooms – Camp Room

Bonnie Kaplan – Hudson Valley Writing Project

6. The Media Spot’s Scope and Sequence for enabling media literacy infusion K-12 schools – Blue & White Room

Rhys Daunic – The Media Spot

7. Teaching Media Literacy for Students with Learning Disabilities or Differences – Clocktower Room

Jaclyn Kahn Siegel – Winston Preparatory School

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Media Literacy & Learning – Workshop & Research Session

1. Media Literacy Scholarship – Bellin Gallery

Privacy and Media Literacy Education: A New Global Study – Sherri Hope Culver – Temple University

Media Literacy @Your Library – Mary Moen – University of Rhode Island

Older Adults Social Media Usage and Media Literacy Education – David Magolis – Bloomsburg University

2. Digital Literacy & Project-based Learning – Sprague Room

Redefining Students’ Research in the Classroom – Erica DeVoe, Amanda Murphy, and Marianne Mirando – Westerly High School

A Student Term Project in Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum – Frank Romanelli & Anthony Garro – University of Rhode Island

3. Media Literacy & Human Experience – Carleton Room

Engaging the Digitally Distracted Student – Joni Siani – Mt. Ida College

The Future of Media Literacy: Advances in The Human-Machine Connection – Renée Cherow-O’Leary – Education for the 21st Century

4. Social Media Literacy  Philbrick Room

Want Students To Read Quality News? Have Them Open Snapchat, Not A Newspaper – Adam Chiara – University of Hartford

YouTube Culture in the classroom – Zoey (Xuezhao) Wang – University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island College

5. Media Production and Literacy Skills – Camp Room

PSA as a Radio Media Literacy Production – Morgan Jaffe – WBCA102.9 FM,  Boston

Media Literacy through Media Making: A Hands-On Creative Workshop – Wendy Rivenburgh – Education Development Center

6. Digital & Media Literacy Resources – Blue & White Room

GLANCE: Leveraging Digital Media to Create a Staircase of Complexity – Andrea Tejedor – Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery CSD

10 Ways to Infuse Digital Media Literacy into the Secondary Classroom – Carolyn Fortuna – Rhode Island College

7. Images, Films & Media Literacy – Clocktower Room

Lights! Camera! Action! – Media Literacy Using Film – Pam Steager – Providence Children’s Film Festival

How do images impact mood and behavior? Observations from a program to promote empathy and kindness – David Fryburg – Envision Kindness

12:00 – 1:00 LUNCHStudents’ Showcase  – Alumni Hall

Glynis Fitzgerald – Welcome from Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies

Paul Mihailidis – Playing with the new Emerging Citizens Project – The Engagement Lab @ Emerson College

ParaDYM Inc. students with Duane P. Pierre

Beacon Charter School students with Katherine ReavesNikos Giannopoulos the film teachers

Narragansett Elementary School students with Brien Jennings the library media specialist

Spark Media Project student with Mary Ellen Iatropoulos

1:00 – 1:45 Unconference Session – Defining the Fake News Moment:  Fiction, Fad, Fatal or Media Literacy Opportunity?  – Alumni Hall

Moderated by Bill DensmoreKatherine Fry, & Allison Butler

Link to Wiki and Collaborative Statement 

1:45 – 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:15 Advocating for Media Literacy – Panel, Workshop, & Research Session

1. Inspiration from a Unique Life: Remembering Elizabeth Thoman and Learning from Her Legacy – Alumni Hall

Moderator – Renée Cherow-O’Leary

Renee Hobbs, Sherri Hope CulverCyndy Scheibe, Michael RobbGrieco and Tessa Jolls

2. Fake News & Media Literacy – Sprague Room

What Do We Mean by Fake, and What Do We Mean by News? – Katherine Fry – Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

Now More Than Ever: Critical Media Literacy, Current Events, and Classroom Applications – Allison Butler – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Navigating News – Melissa Zimdars – Merrimack College

3. Identity, Biases, and Multiculturalism – Carleton Room

Media literacy education as a strategy of dealing with students’ implicit biases in post-election America – Elizaveta Friesem – Media Education Lab

Critical Media Literacies: Identity Construction in Social, Digital, and Virtual Spaces – Ah-Young Song – Teachers College Columbia University

The Important and Complex Role of the Media in the American Transgender Revolution and How to Utilize Media to Enhance Understanding of and Create Allies for Those Who Are Transgender – Elizabeth Rowell – Rhode Island College

4. Media Literacy & Civic Engagement – Philbrick Room

Media Literacy Education Policy – Erin McNeill – Media Literacy Now

Students as Civic Agents: Applying Civic Education through Media Literacy and Experiential Learning – Cindy Vincent – Salem State University

Re-Framing Narratives: Teaching Media Literacy for Social Justice – Mary Ellen Iatropoulos – Spark Media Project

5. Internet & Media Literacy – Camp Room

Teaching with/about the Internet in the inquiry-based classroom – Michelle Ciccone – Christa McAuliffe Charter School

Living Online – Teaching Internet Literacy – Reuben Loewy – Living Online Lab

Social Media: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly – Marcus Stallworth, Anthony Gay, Carlton White, Donte Rabb, and Qur-an Webb – Welcome 2 Reality

3:15 – 3:30 Break

3:30 – 4:00 Where do we go from here? – Closing Plenary Discussion – Alumni Hall

Moderated by Yonty Friesem 

4:00 – 5:00 Social Hour – Alumni Hall