Invited Speaker at Teachers College’s Annual Academic Festival (April 2019)
In a “post-truth” era driven by digital media, students must develop skills that enable them to be critical thinkers as they both consume and create media messages. Media literacy is crucial to the development of America’s youth, and to their future participation in civic life. This panel will facilitate a timely conversation on the opportunities and challenges facing media literacy today, by bringing together different perspectives and approaches to media literacy education.
Moderator: Lalitha Vasudevan | Professor of Technology & Education and Director, Media and Social Change Lab, Teachers College
Ioana Literat | Assistant Professor of Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design, Teachers College, Columbia University
Yoo Kyung Chang | Lecturer, Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design, Teachers College, Columbia University
Emily Bailin Wells (Ed.D. ‘18) | Adjunct Assistant Professor, Communication, Media and Learning Technologies Design, Teachers College, Columbia University
Michelle Ciulla-Lipkin | Executive Director of National Association for Media Literacy Education
Jessica Wolff | Director of Policy and Research, Center for Educational Equity
Emily Talks About Critical Media Literacy for the Brainwaves Anthology Project
Emily joins The Media Spot!
In September 2015, Emily joined The Media Spot, a small media literacy consulting company founded and operated by Rhys Daunic. As a curriculum content consultant and teacher educator, Emily works primarily with K-6 teachers to integrate media production activities into curricular units that foster critical thinking and creating composition.
Consultations, Partnerships, Clients
The Columbia Community School (New York, NY)
Wayne Elementary School (Wayne, PA)
The Lower East Side Girls Club (New York, NY)
Common Sense Media, Inc. (San Francisco, CA)