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Media Literacy Project Grant
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Media Literacy Project Grant

Media Literacy Project Grant

Grant deadline has passed for the 2017-18 School Year. Thank you to all that applied.

The New York State Educational Media/Technology Association provides three annual Media Literacy Grants in the amount of $1,250 for certified teachers in New York State who are working with K-12 students on media literacy. Media Literacy is defined as the ability to comprehend, design, and produce media. It includes critical thinking skills used to evaluate and analyze information in a variety of formats. Media Literacy is essential to be able to distinguish between fact and fiction.

The purposes of the grant are to:

  • Support educators who provide resources and services that correlate to state and national learning standards for instructional excellence promoting media literacy.
  • To provide funds for research projects or demonstration projects that can be replicated in other areas across the state and nation.
Examples include:

A film literacy course held after school
Learning about the effective creation and use of media in student work
Using video effectively in your lesson plans


  • Lindsay Cesari, Durgee Jr. High, Baldwinsville CSD
  • Tonya Lackey, Westport CSD
  • Christine Santimaw, P.V. Moore High School, Central Square CSD
  • Roma Mattott, South Lewis High School
  • Karen Tomidy & Laura Hann, Attica High School: Stream Team
  • Amelia White & Ellen Richmond, Letchworth High School
2015-16: Tina Laramie, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School
2014-15: Lisa LaBrake et. al., Sweet Home High School
  • Mary Alice Brunell & Rory Malone, Oswego Middle School
  • Jennifer Flower, Argyle Central School
2011: Nick Lawrence, East Bronx Academy
2010: Randal Tyner, Jackson Heights Elementary, Glens Falls School District  GF Jigamarig
2009: Lisa LaBrake and Peter Dobmeier, Sweet Home HS
2008: Madonna Figura, Wellsville HS
2007: Peter Mahan, Hannibal HS

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