September 30, 2016
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Many Ways to Participate

Media Literacy Week is a national initiative, with many different ways to participate both in-person and virtually! Events across Canada include:

You can also participate online by:
  • joining the #MLWChat Twitter Chat on Makers & Creators, with collaborators and educators from across Canada on Tuesday, November 1 from 7-8 PM EST
  • joining the #K12Media Twitter Chat for a discussion with K-12 media teachers On Wednesday, November 2 from 8-9 PM EST
  • following #MedLitWeek and MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers' Federation on Twitter

As other events and ways to participate arise, we'll keep you updated!

MLW Blog: ‘Giving a Hand’ in Entrepreneurship

Read about how an engineering student and a communications student at the University of Ottawa were able to combine their skill sets to create a social venture to benefit local youth and communities abroad.

Read more

7th Annual Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit

The 7th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit is at MaRS Discovery District, one of Canada’s iconic innovation centres in the heart of downtown Toronto, with the theme of this year's summit being “Redefining Schools of the Future”. This one-day, highly engaging summit for educators connects, inspires, and encourages innovation for next generation learning environments.

You can also get $50 off registration with the code mslsummit50!

Teacher Feature: Nicole Blais

Marrying her technological savvy with a positive attitude, quick wit and genuine care for others, Nicole Blais shows students how to make themselves, Canada and the world stronger and more compassionate.

Learn more about Nicole and what makes her a remarkable teacher!

Collaborator Highlight: Maker Kids

Maker Kids is the first and largest makerspace for kids in the world and runs programs, camps, and parties on topics like Coding, Minecraft, 3D Printing, Videogame Programming with Scratch, Robotics Inventions using Arduino, and Remote Control Robotics. Their goal is to help kids, ages 8-12, move beyond being consumers of digital media to becoming creators.

Learn more about Maker Kids, one of the many outstanding collaborators with MLW 2016!

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