OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Videos produced by Grade 3 students and
teachers of Trillium Elementary School in Orleans were premiered
earlier today at the launch of the 6th annual Media Literacy Week held by the Media Awareness Network (MNet)
and the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF). The week runs Nov. 7 to
11. Thanks to the expert guidance of The Director's Cut, students and
teachers at Trillium School were able to write, direct and produce the
videos which focused on this year's theme. Videos can be viewed at: http://thedirectorscut.ca/screening-room/
Hosted by Carlos of YTV's The Zone, the event also honored students who
have used technology to support citizenship.
"The Media Literacy Week theme of digital citizenship calls on Canadians
to encourage young people to think about their rights and
responsibilities as they navigate the digital world," explains MNet
Co-Executive Director Cathy Wing. "We are pleased to be recognizing
youth here today who are using technology in pro-social ways that
benefit their communities. They are great role models."
"Teachers have a pivotal role to help their students become active and
responsible citizens in a world that is becoming increasingly complex,"
explains CTF President Paul Taillefer. "We are proud that this year's
special funding subsidies were offered to teachers through our CTF
Imagineaction program in order to support the theme of digital
The Week has enlisted the support of over 60 organizations including
YouTube as a Gold Sponsor and Bell as a Silver Sponsor. For a full list
of this year's financial supporters which include many CTF Member
organizations: http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/en/about_supporters.htm and to view collaborators: http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/en/about_partners.htm
More on Media Literacy Week: http://www.medialiteracyweek.ca/en/default.htm
Media Awareness Network (MNet) is a Canadian not-for-profit centre for media literacy and
The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) represents nearly 200,000 teachers as their national voice on
education and related social issues.
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For further information:
MNet: Cathy Wing, Co-Executive Director, 613-224-7721, # 227
CTF: Francine Filion, Director of Communications, 613-688-4314 or 613-899-4247 (cell)