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EMSB classrooms prepare for the media competence week


Media Literacy Week (MLW) is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy across Canada. Schools, libraries, museums, and community groups organize events and activities throughout the week.

Organizer Media Smarts will be celebrating the first five days of the MLW by highlighting one of five topics of media literacy – use, understand, include, access and to verify.

The activities will take place in a number of EMSB classrooms.

At East Hill Elementary School in RDP, teacher Nadia Barrafato will be conducting classes this week with students in grades 3 through 6 using classes from Media Smarts. “Our students learn about cyber safety annually in connection with various activities,” said Ms. Barrafato. “An outstanding project is their cyber security / video game project with Scratch. In addition, in the 6th grade they learn everything about the world of advertising. “

Teacher Martin Marcil will receive his students at Nesbitt Elementary School in Rosemount work on the creation historical comics related to history and geography in 5th and 6th grades.

EMSB teachers at primary and secondary level throughout the academic year

Include various components of Media Literacy Week topics in their curriculum as they are linked to many elements of the Quebec curriculum and the Department of Education’s digital literacy framework.

Via the UK Montreal School Board

With more than 35,000 youth and adult students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public education board in Quebec. The EMSB network was founded on July 1, 1998, when the province set up new bodies according to language guidelines, and consists of 77 schools and centers. Further information can be found on the EMSB website at www.emsb.qc.ca.


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