Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation

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The idea of adults and children engaging in digital media together was at the heart of Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation, a symposium at Erikson Institute on June 26, 2017 hosted by Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center in partnership with the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). The symposium preceded NAMLE’s 2017 national conference, providing discussion topics throughout the week. Seventy-five educators, policymakers, and media developers from national and local community organizations gathered to discuss and develop solutions to ensure all young
children, birth to age 8, and the adults in their lives receive media literacy education in all of the learning environments in which they spend their days, including early childhood programs, schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, and home.

What is media literacy?  A definition from NAMLE

Available Downloads and Resources

Download the Media Literacy in Early Childhood: A Critical Conversation November 2017 Report from TEC Center and NAMLE

Download 5 Essential Media Literacy Questions Infographic for Facebook

Download 5 Essential Media Literacy Questions Infographic for Twitter

Download The Ecosystem of Media Literacy in Early Childhood Infographic for Facebook

Download The Ecosystem of Media Literacy in Early Childhood Infographic for Twitter

Go to our Padlet for Media Literacy in Early Childhood Resources

Building Healthy Relationships with Media: A Parent’s Guide to Media Literacy from NAMLE (available in several languages)

10 Early Childhood Media Literacy Week Resources 

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