With NCTE President Susan Howser at #NCTE16
The National Council of Teachers of English annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia was such a powerful, memorable experience. To be introduced by Pam Goble, co-author of Making Curriculum Pop: Developing Literacies in All Content Areas, for the 2016 Media Literacy Award was an exceptional honor. This was particularly the case when seeing such uplifting and moving fellow honorees and their addresses, including Anna Roseboro, Matt de la Peña, Jerome Harste, and others. And the conference itself was so full of invigorating conversations, enlightening discoveries, and moments of inspiration. High on the list of inspiration was the discussion on Saturday night with Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me and current Black Panther author. I think this was a case of perfect timing for many of us in the standing-room only World Conference Center in Atlanta.
Photo by Alexandra Casinghino
Moreover, it was a great pleasure to see a workshop presentation by Pam and her son, educator and author Ryan Goble, introducing lesson development based on Making Curriculum Pop related to the specific topic of climate change. Ryan’s work in this area, linking investigation of climate change with media literacy education, is exceptional and highly recommended to educators through multiple grade levels.
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I am so very honored to be the recipient of the NCTE Media Literacy Award for 2016, and very much looking forward to attending the NCTE Annual Conference this weekend. Thanks so much to the National Council of Teachers of English for continuing to recognize and highlight the importance of media literacy education for all of our students. I will be sharing more news and updates on these pages in the days to come, and please also visit @carlcasinghino for the latest tweets about #NCTE16. The conference will include a keynote speech by Ta-Nehisi Coates and talks by Diane Ravitch and Brad Meltzer, among others. Stay tuned!
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Today is the day — Halloween! Did you know that Night of the Living Dead is being brought back to life? A 4K restoration orchestrated by the Museum of Modern Art and supported by the Film Foundation will premiere at MoMA in a week in their “Save and Project” series!
Here is a fun activity for post-Trick or Treat recuperation: an interactive quiz called The Sounds of Horror from the New York Times. Try it if you dare!
And if you just want to feel all autumnal and Halloweenish in a warm and comfy way, this old classic really has held up very well: Arsenic and Old Lace. Try it out as the days start to get shorter and the last leaves are hanging on. Frank Capra and his collaborators created quite a lively movie with this classic starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane, Raymond Massey, Peter Lorre, and an incredible cast of golden age character actors. Or of course, there is animated fun to be had with the classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown or the more recent ParaNorman.
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