Media Advisory -- Local students to premiere videos on digital citizenship at national launch of Media Literacy Week 2011

October 31, 2011
Ottawa…..Approximately 25 Grade 3 students in Orleans will premiere their six new videos to highlight “Digital Citizenship”, the theme of this year’s Media Literacy Week.  The Week is an annual event held jointly by the Media Awareness Network (MNet) and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF).  This year’s theme – “Digital Citizenship” – calls on Canadians to encourage young people to reflect on their online lives, and their rights and responsibilities as they navigate the digital world.

The students’ videos pick up on the theme of character building.  Thanks to The Director’s Cut which conducted workshops in October, students were given the tools and techniques to write and produce their own videos. The CTF’s Imagineaction program also provided funding to support the school in this project.

Here are the details of the event:

When: 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Nov. 7, 2011
Where: Trillium Elementary School, 1515 Varennes Blvd, Orleans, Ont. (See map)
Trillium is a K-8 school with both English and French Immersion programs. All students will be attending the launch.
Who: YTV’s The Zone host Carlos
MNet Co-Executive Director Cathy Wing

CTF President Paul Taillefer
School Principal Bruce Foster

   
Media Awareness Network (MNet) is a Canadian not-for-profit centre for media literacy and digital literacy.

The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) represents nearly 200,000 teachers as their national voice on education and related social issues.

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Information: Cathy Wing, MNet Co-Executive Director, 613-224-7721, # 227
Francine Filion, CTF Director of Communications, 613-688-4347 or 613-899-4247 (cell)