Your Name and Title: Maria Cieslak, Language Specialist, Melda N Yildiz, Associate Professor
Your School, Library, or Organization Name: New York Institute of Technology
Your Twitter Handle (@name): myildiz
Name(s) of Co-Presenter(s): Melda N. Yildiz, Associate Professor School
Co-Presenter Name(s): Maria Cieslak, Walden University, Aileen Chai, Eduardo Rivera
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: USA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience: Teacher, Educators, Higher Education Faculty, Librarian
Short Session Description:
This session is based on a project called “Global Media Literacy Project.” The study promotes STEM education through media education, offers creative strategies for producing media, for mentoring and tutoring over the internet with minimal resources.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
In this presentation, graduate students and teacher education faculty from USA, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan will share their students projects.
The research focuses on: (1) providing a cultural and linguistically responsive curriculum designed for high school students;
(2) outlining multilingual and multicultural multimedia resources and projects;
(3) identifying the participants' reactions, discoveries, and experiences with the project; and
(4) showcases the process of developing learning objects such as digital storytelling projects using variety of resources (e.g powtoons, toondo, comiclife).
The draw one page of their graphic novel using templates from ComicBook paper website (
We watched a short introduction to graphic novels and discussed the role of graphics novels, cartoons, and comics in education. Participants had a chance to show their projects and read their selfie poems.
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