Media Literacy Moments
MediaSmarts is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization for digital and media literacy. Their vision is that children, youth and trusted adults have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. In this series of regular conversations, we'll connect with the MediaSmarts team to provide insights and resources that will help parents, teachers and students navigate the complex and exciting media landscape.

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It’s the day after Pink Shirt day and we’re happy to welcome MediaSmarts Education Director, Matthew Johnson to talk about Cyberbullying. We had a chance to talk about what we mean by Cyberbullying, what has changed in the conversation over the past…

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The start of a new series of biweekly conversations with MediaSmarts, an organization dedicated to providing resources, conducting research and digging deeper into issues around media and digital literacy.

Today, we’re joined by Kathryn Ann Hill,…

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Matthew Johnson is the Director of Education at MediaSmarts, an organization that has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996.

Today Matthew joins us to talk about the…

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Matthew Johnson is Director of Education for MediaSmarts and he’s here this morning to talk about a new course being offered to all educators, free of charge. It’s a 4 week program designed to open up imaginations around the power of making…

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We round out our celebration of Media Literacy week with a visit from Samantha McAleese, Research and Evaluation Associate at MediaSmarts. Today we talk about the MediaSmarts research study, “Young Canadians Speak Out: A Qualitative Research Project…

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Media Literacy Week continues across Canada and around the world. I’m joined this morning by MediaSmart Media Education Specialist, Marc Ladouceur who drops by to talk about the “Check then Share” campaign.

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MediaSmarts Education Director, Matthew Johnson, drops by to talk about media literacy, curriculum connections and the importance of the element of creativity in how we frame our thinking and work in this area.

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Dr. Karen Bisson-Boivin is the director of research MediaSmarts. In this conversation, we focus on a report released in 2018, “The Digital Well-Being of Canadian Families”. After listening to the conversation, you will want to read the report for…

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On this first day of Media Literacy Week across Canada, we’re joined by MediaSmarts Executive Director, Kathryn Ann Hill. We talk about the current media literacy landscape and dive a little more deeply into the MediaSmarts “Break the Fake” Campaign….

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.