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MDC professor receives Media Literacy Award from the National Council of Teachers of English

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Emily Sendin

Emily Andrea Sendin, Miami Dade College (MDC) Campus Register Professor of English Studies, Literature and Creative Writing became with the Media literacy award until National Council of English Teachers (NCTE).

The Media Literacy Award is a prestigious national prize that is given to only one educator each year. It introduces NCTE members who have developed innovative approaches to integrating media analysis and composition into their teaching.

One selection committee noted, “The breadth and breadth of ways Prof. Sendin uses media literacy in her courses at Miami Dade College. The student project examples showed strength within and across the four award criteria, particularly in relation to collaboration with the community and the way in which students are invited to create and analyze media texts. The principles of media literacy have been embedded in all of the projects described, and the open descriptions of the applicant’s achievements and ongoing goals speak to the challenges of carrying out this work. The committee appreciates the wide range of student projects and open reflections in the digital portfolio. “

In the course of her more than 22 years at the MDC, Prof. Sendin became Endowed chair, Fulbright scholarship holder, and Florida Campus Contact Service Learning Faculty of the Year. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English with a major in women’s studies from Florida International University. Her areas of expertise are African American literature, post-colonialism and feminist theories, as well as media studies. At the MDC, she teaches global sustainability and earth literacy studies, service learning, and honors college courses. she is the one Urbana founding advisor, the student-run, award-winning literary and art magazine on the Padrón campus. She is that too Founding advisor to Hermione’s army, a chapter from Fandom Forward, an international organization with a mission to harness the power of history for social activism. In addition, Prof. Sendin is the Co-founder of the 17-year educational program I Have a Dream from FNE International. Her passions include books, art, travel, teaching, writing, and service.

The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of English and the art of language at all levels of education. For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer magazines, publications and resources; promote the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and sharing teaching ideas, research and teaching strategies through its annual meeting and other professional learning events. Further information can be found at https://ncte.org/about/

MDC media contacts: Juan C. Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu; Sue Arrowsmith, Media Relations director, 305-237-3710, sarrowsm@mdc.edu; Allison Horton, 305-237-3359, ahorton2@mdc.edu; or Norma Ardila, 305-237-3607, nardila@mdc.edu.

This and other MDC versions are available at www.mdc.edu.

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