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Sixth Annual Media Literacy Week Calendar at a Glance







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Most events are free and open to the public.

Sunday, October 28

* Media Literacy Week Opening Session: “Media and Information Literacy as a Composite Concept: Educating Citizens for Freedom of Expression, Peace and Sustainable Development.”

Sponsor:  Cable in the Classroom

Time: 3- 6 p.m.

Location:  Ethical Society, 9001 Clayton Rd. , St. Louis, Mo.


Frank Gallagher                                          Alton Grizzle

Featured presentations:  Cable in the Classroom’s executive director and honored guest, Frank Gallagher, introduces Alton Grizzle, UNESCO’s  Programme Specialist in Communication and Information, Mr. Grizzle, co-manager of UNESCO’s global actions on media and information literacy (MIL), will   give the keynote address.  Eric Rothenbuhler, PhD.,  Dean, School of Communications, Webster University  speaks on global media literacy education.  And, Gateway Media Literacy Partners honors its Charles Klotzer Media Literacy Awardees: Educator, Mary Sturm; Media Professional, Mary Edwards; and Institution, The Kirkwood Call.Refreshments  served.  

Thanks to Cable in the Classroom for sponsoring our event.


Monday, October 29

*  Student Journalism

Time:  11am -12 pm
Location: STLCC-Meramec / Library Confluence Room

Join the staff of the Montage, Meramec’s student newspaper, as they discuss the challenges facing student journalists in both high school and college.

*Media Literacy & 21st Century Skills in the K12 Classroom
Time:  4-6pm;
Location: Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis, 1460 Craig Road, St. Louis, Mo 63146
Registration: Scroll down to Oct. 29th and click on the event title.

Join us for this teacher-workshop featuring Cable in the Classroom’s Frank Gallagher, who is also  Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21)  2012-13 national chair.  He’ll  discuss the P21 Framework for 21st Century Learning.    The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century. His topics will include the following subjects:

  • What is P21?
  • What is Cable in the Classroom?
  • Who are the P21 member companies and the leadership states?
  • The P21 framework and the 4 Cs.
  • The role of media literacy within the P21 framework, in college and career readiness, as a necessary condition for full participation in civic, social and economic life in the 21st Century

Frank will show examples of schools implementing  P21 framework and teaching media literacy, and how to access examples of P21 documents, like the subject area maps, which are the result of hundreds of hours of research, development and feedback from educators and business leaders across the nation.  You won’t want to miss this fascinating evening!


Film:  DEBUT of The KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED / Discussion with  Robert Greenwald, the film’s producer/director, via SKYPE!
Time:  7 pm-9pm
Location: Missouri History Museum / AT&T Auditorium

Join GMLP and the Missouri History Museum for the St. Louis debut of this film documenting these often-in-the-media business moguls whose financial dealings are the center of myriad controversies.  We are honored to have Robert Greenwald, head of Brave New Films….among which are  Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism,  Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price,  and Iraq For Sale.  Please join us for the film and dialogue with Mr. Greenwald.


Tuesday, October 30

Using Media Literacy Strategies Across the Curriculum:  Share critical-thinking strategies as well as learn new technologies to help your students become media literate.

TIME:  4:30-6PM

NEW Location at LADUE HIGH SCHOOL! : Ladue Horton Watkins  High School/ CAFETERIA, 1201 S Warson Rd. Ladue, Mo. 63124

Spend late-afternoon with  media literacy educator Julie Smith,  who’s been teaching media literacy in St. Louis since 1997 and is expert at implementing media literacy strategies in the k-12 classroom.  Join Julie and and some recent student teachers –and seasoned ones, too– who, with Julie’s help, have created model  lesson plans that integrate media literacy into core curricula.     Share critical-thinking strategies as well as learn new technologies to help your students become media literate.”

Cut Through the Media Noise to Understand the Election

Time:  7-8:30 P.M.
Location: Washington University in St. Louis / Danforth Campus McDonnell Hall -Rm 162 (Need info? Call 314-935-6700)

University College at Washington University in St. Louis  presents a panel featuring journalist Dick Weiss, former St. Louis Post Dispatch reporter, St. Louis Beacon editor and co-creator of; Jessica Z. Brown, president of Gateway Media Literacy Partners, Inc., Jo Mannies, Political Reporter, St. Louis Beacon, and Bill Raack, News Director, St. Louis Public Radio/KWMU.  Repps Hudson, former  longtime journalist with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and co-coordinator of  University College’s Journalism and Communications moderates.


Wednesday, October 31

*  Countdown to the Election 2012
Time:  noon-1:30 pm
Location: Webster University /Room 101 Sverdrup, 8300 Big Bend, Webster Groves

With just six days to go,  The Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis and Missouri Professional Communicators present a panel of local reporters  discussing the polls, political pratfalls and possible outcomes of the 2012 election season.  Join us for the last word before it’s time to vote.  Bring your lunch and we’ll provide the beverage.


*Augmented Reality: We Are the Ghosts in the Machine

Time: 4:00-5:30

Location: Young Hall Auditorium, Young Hall,  Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Mo.

Professors Jill Falk, Andrew Smith, and Michael Carper welcome Digital communications technologies futurist, Kim  William GordonPresident,  to offer a panel discussion/presentation on augmented reality, immersive technologies, crowd intellect, and media literacy.


Thursday, November 1

*  Soliya Connect: International Media Literacy in Action
Time:  2-3 pm

Location: STLCC-Meramec / Library Confluence Room

The Soliya Connect Program is an online cross-cultural education program integrated into curricula providing students with a unique opportunity to establish a deeper understanding for the perspectives of others around the world on important socio-political issues , and to develop “21st Century Skills” such as critical thinking, cross-cultural communication and media literacy. Hear a panel of students, instructors, and Soliya representatives discuss their experience in the Program.

* BEST PRACTICES CONFERENCE VI:  CANCELED/ WATCH FOR RESCHEDULING early 2013 – Honoring Teachers, Classrooms and Schools That Get Results (Grades K -12) and CSD !


Friday, November 2

* Design with the Other 90%: CITIES  – Join media literacy educator, Allison Taylor, for an unusual walking tour of this exciting exibit at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Time: Noon-1 p.m.

Location: Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum / Washington University in St. Louis – One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO. 63130



Cuba: Politics and People  

6-8PM – opening reception  for photographic exhibit by well-known photographer Deborah Weinstein.  The Gallery, University City Public Library, 6701 Delmar Blvd., University City Mo.  63130



Saturday, November 3

* Academic Symposium
Time: 9am -12 pm
Location: Webster University / Room TBA

* Session 1 –  9 -10:15
* Session 2 –  10:30 -11:45


Nov. 10

TIVOLI Theater – University City

Gateway Media Literacy Partners is once again participating in the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival.

This year we are sponsoring two  films:

6 p.m.

LINOTYPE with special guest, its director, Missourian Doug Wilson.  Please check out info and trailer:


8:15 TIME ZERO  –  a film about POLAROID.  Please check out the trailer:

About Jessica Z. Brown

President, Gateway Media Literacy Partners, Inc. Adjunct Professor, Webster University and Adjunct Lecturer, University College at Washington University in St. Louis.

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