University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT PhD. Curriculum & Instruction, December 2008
The Implementation of Media Literacy in the K-12 Public Education Classroom: Three Case Studies
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT Educational Leadership, December 2014
092 CT Administrative Certificate
Appalachian State University, Boone, NC Media Literacy Certificate, December 2005
Southern CT. State University, New Haven, CT M.L.S., Library Science/IT, May 1996
Concentration: School Media Specialization 062 CT Library/Media Certification
JEA Journalism Certification
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI B.A., Communications, May 1993
Concentration: P. R. & Mass Communications Minor: Portuguese
Honors: Cum Laude
Mobile Learning Through Digital Media Literacy. (contributions by Vitor Tomé), New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2017.
The International Handbook of Media Literacy. (co-eds, De Abreu, Lee, McDougall, Melki & Mihailidis), New York, NY: Routledge, (Forthcoming 2017).
Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age: Teaching Beyond Borders (co-authors and editors, De Abreu & Yildiz), New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2016.
Media Literacy Education in Action: Theoretical and Pedagogical Perspectives (co-eds, De Abreu & Mihailidis), New York, NY: Routledge, 2014.
Media Literacy, Social Networking, & the Web 2.0 Environment. New York, NY: Peter Lang, 2011.
The Implementation of Media Literacy in the K-12 Public Education Classroom: Three Case Studies. (Dissertation).Storrs, CT: University of Connecticut, 2008.
Teaching Media Literacy: A How-To-Do-It Manual. New York, NY: Neal Schuman, 2007.
(Articles: Peer Reviewed)
Tomé, V. and De Abreu, B. (2016). “Developing Digital Citizenship in Children Aged from 3 to 9—A Pilot Project in the Portuguese Region of Odivelas.” Media Education – Studi, ricerche, buone pratiche, Volume 7, Number 2, pp. 215-233.
De Abreu, B. (2016). “Cultures, Connections and Collaborations: The Journal of Media Literacy.” (Guest Editor). The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 63, Numbers 1 & 2.
Jolls, T., Hoffman, B., De Abreu, B., Tompkins, A., and Kwon, C., (May 2016). “Media Literacy Education: A Preschool Imperative for Building Resiliency.” Connections. Consortium for Media Literacy.
De Abreu, B. (2014). “Research and Media Literacy: A Directed Path Through an Indirect Course.” (Guest Editor). The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 61, Numbers 1 & 2.
De Abreu, B. (2012). “Understanding Media Literacy in the Context of Today’s Digital Technologies.” (Guest Editor). The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 59, Number 2-3.
De Abreu, B. (2012). “Conversations with Teachers: On Teaching with Globaloria. The Journal of Media Literacy, Special Report.
De Abreu, B. (2011). “Literacia dos Media, Redes Sociais e Ambiente Web 2.0.” Congresso Nacional Literacia, Media e Cidadania. Braga, Portugal: Universidade do Minho: Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Sociedade.
De Abreu, B. (Spring 2011). “Popular Culture and Teacher Education.” American Exchange Quarterly, Volume 15, Issue 1.
De Abreu, B. (December 2010). “Changing Technology= Empowering Students through Media Literacy Education.” New Horizons in Education (China). Volume 58, Number 3.
De Abreu, B. (2010). “Is the World Flat? --School 2.0 A Global Perspective.” (Guest Editor). The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 57, Number 1 &2.
De Abreu, B. (2009). “Web 2.0 and the Socialization of Learning Working Together.” The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 56, Number 1 &2.
De Abreu, B. (2009). “Middle Schoolers, Media Literacy, & Methodology: The Three M’s.” Issues in Information and Media Literacy: Education, Practice and Pedagogy. Santa Rosa, CA: Informing Science Press.
De Abreu, B. (January/February 2008). “Seventh Grade Students and the Visual Messages They Love.” Knowledge Quest. Volume 36, No. 3.
(Articles: Non-Peer Reviewed)
De Abreu, B. (2015). “Privacy, Education, and Media Literacy.” The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 63, Number 2 & 3.
De Abreu, B. (2015). “Moving Forward and Looking Back.” The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 62, Number 1 & 2.
De Abreu, B. (2012). “New Environment, New Challenges: Media Education Tweets.” (Guest Editor). The Journal of Media Literacy, Volume 59, Number 2-3.
De Abreu, B. (July-September 2012). “Introduction Safety First and Media Literacy.” Child Art: The Magazine of the International Art Foundation Volume 12, Issue 1, Number 42.
De Abreu, B. (2011). “Review: Adolescents' Online Literacies: Connecting Classrooms, Digital Media & Popular Culture.” The Journal of Media Literacy Education, Volume 3, Issue 1.
De Abreu, B. (Summer 2009). “iKeepC3 Matrix Digital Citizenship.” (Contributor). iKeepSafe Coalition. Retrieved:
De Abreu, B. (2008). “Appalachian State University, Graduate Summer Institute Report.” The Journal of Media Literacy. Volume 55, No. 1 & 2.
De Abreu, B. (November 2007). “21st Century Literacy: A Look At Ways Teachers Can Embrace the Newest Forms of Language.” Cable in the Classroom.
De Abreu, B. (December 2005). “Collaboration Station.” Access Learning.
De Abreu, B. (June 2002). “Mixing in Media Literacy.” Cable in the Classroom.
Wood, J. and De Abreu, B. (September 1999). “STOP!!! Lights, Camera, Action and Graph!” an award winning project and article presented for the Celebration of Excellence Teaching Excellence Program,
(Chapters: Peer Reviewed)
De Abreu, B. (2015). “Mobile Technologies Changing the Face of Social Networking from Web 2.0 to E-Learning.” <Chapter 3>. Research on Social Media: A Glocal View. Lisbon, Portugal: RVJ-Editores, Lda., Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation and CIAC-Algarve University.
De Abreu, B. (2015). “iPads in Education: Lessons in Civic Discourse and Disengagement.”
Civic Media: Technology, Design and Practice, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
De Abreu, B. (2014). “Mobile Technologies: Changing the Face of Education from Social Networking to E-Learning.” <Chapter 13>. Promoting Active Learning through the Integration of Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies, New York, NY: IGI Global.
Yildiz, M. and De Abreu, B. (2013). “Fostering Global Literacies Among Pre-Service Teachers Through Innovative Transdisciplinary Projects.” <Chapter 11>. Literacy Enrichment and Technology Integration in Pre-Service Teacher Education, New York, NY: IGI Global.
De Abreu, B. (2011). “The Role of Media Literacy Education within Social Networking and the Library.” <Chapter 3>. Teens, Libraries, and Social Networking: What Librarians Need to Know, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
De Abreu, B. (2010). “Glogster: A Poster-Sized Look at Student Movie Stars.” <Chapter 5>. Lesson Plans for Developing Digital Literacies. Urbana, Il: National Council of Teachers of English.
De Abreu, B. (2007). “Capturing the Pulitzer Prize Photo: An Exercise in Photo Manipulation.” <Chapter 1>. Creating Media-Rich Classrooms: New Approaches for Middle and Secondary Teachers. Urbana, Il: National Council of Teachers of English.
De Abreu, B. and Pereira, L. (2011). “Literacy for the 21st Century / Orientation & Overview.” Translated (English to Portuguese), Center for Media Literacy.
Guest blogger for DigiLitEY. European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), University of Sheffield, UK.
“Community Empowerment: Digital citizenship for our Youngest Children” February 13, 2017
Guest blogger for Stay Safe Online. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)-NYC.
“Safe and Secure—A Work in Progress” October 28, 2016
Guest blogger for Parenting for a Digital Future. London School of Economics and Political Science. London, UK.
“Privacy and data in students’ lives: a cultural shift in the US” February 3, 2016
Guest blogger for iKeepSafe: The Internet Keep Safe Coalition-Washington DC.
“Why is Media Literacy Research Important?” March 5, 2014
Does One Word Make A Difference?” March 31, 2013
“A Month of Mixed Emotions” January 4, 2013
“A Positive Look at Social Networking” November 9, 2012
“Common Core- A Chance for Deeper Thinking About Important Issues” October 5, 2012
“The Importance of Oral Communication” August 3, 2012
“Technology without Literacy – A Missed Teaching Opportunity” July 27, 2012
“Reading and Writing –Fundamental to All Learning May 22, 2012
“Balancing Screen Time and Real Time” February 23, 2012
“The Holidays with Technology” December 19, 2011
“Facebook: Friend and Folly” November 28, 2011
“Changing Tides -CyberBullying Prevention” October 21, 2011
“Life Without Technology” September 22, 2011
“The Grid – On or Off? July 11, 2011
“Facebook’s Many Facets” June 6, 2011
“Putting Words Into Action: Teaching Students What it Means to Not Be a Bystander”
May 19, 2011
“Blurring the Lines Between Public and Private Spaces” April 15, 2011
Guest blogger for Cable in the Classroom, Washington DC.
“Shifting Educational Practice” November 21, 2012
“Teaching Media Literacy.” (Webinar Moderator), Teaching for Democracy Alliance, October 12, 2016. Retrieved from:
“Teaching About Political Debates.” (Webinar Moderator), Teaching for Democracy Alliance, September 15, 2016. Retrieved from:
“Teaching Debate and Media Literacy in a Polarized Political Climate.” National Writing Project. (Webinar), The National Speech and Debate Association and the Letters to the Next President Initiative, July 20, 2016.Retrieve from:
“Global Media Literacy Education: Teaching Beyond Borders.” Action in Media Education: New Directions for Media Literacy Education in the Digital Age, Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME), Fairfield, CT, April 15-16, 2016.
“Let’s Talk: The Good & Bad of Digital Citizenship.” SXSWedu. [Core Conversation]. SXSW, Austin, TX, March 7-10, 2016.
“The Right to be Forgotten: Pro/Con Yes/No? – Private Today, Public Tomorrow.” Media Education Summit 2015. [Plenary Keynote]. Centre for Excellence in Media Practice (CEMP). Boston, MA. November 20-21, 2015.
“Control or Power? Using Media Literacy to Question Big Data in a Media Saturated
World.” Hegemony or Resistance? The Ambiguous Power of Communication. International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR), Montreal, Canada, July 12-16, 2015.
“Big Data: Information Privacy in a Media Saturated World.” [Poster]. Connected Learning. Connected World. International Association for Technology Education (ISTE), Philadelphia, PA, June 28-July1, 2015.
“Media Education in Portugal: A Research Project on School Digital Newspapers.” [Poster].Connected Learning. Connected World. International Association for Technology Education (ISTE), Philadelphia, PA, June 28-July1, 2015.
“Who’s Watching Who? Big Data: Information Privacy in a Media Saturated World.” [Panel]. Celebrating Creativity. National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Philadelphia, PA, June 25-27, 2015.
“Big Data- Information Privacy in a Media Saturated World.” Understanding Media Now: Navigating Surveillance, Social Media and Marketing. Association for Media Literacy (AML), Toronto, Canada, October 18, 2014.
“Creativity, Common Core and Digital Technologies.” Watch. Learn. Lead. International Association for Technology Education (ISTE), Atlanta, GA, June 28-July1, 2014.
“Multicultural Multilingual Multimedia Projects: Promoting Healthy Eating Habits Among Young Children.” The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2014.
“Media Literacy in Action.” Media Literacy Research Symposium, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, March 21, 2014.
“Media Literacy Research Symposium.” Connecting Practices. Digital Media & Learning Conference, Boston, MA, March 7-8. 2014.
“Eyes Wide Shut: This is Media” NAMLE and PIVOT Films, [Invited Panelist], Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, March 4, 2014.
“Ipad Apps: Common Core and Connections to Digital Literacies.” EdShare, Eagle Hill Southport Summer PD, Southport, CT, July 22, 2013.
“Poke, Prod, Provoke Panel: State of the Field.” Intersections. National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Los Angeles, CA, July 11-13. 2013.
“Media Literacy in Action: The State of the Field.” Democratic Futures. Digital Media & Learning Conference, Chicago, IL, March 14-16. 2013.
“Towards WSIS +10 and Beyond: Literacy in, and Competencies, for Knowledge Societies for Peace and Sustainable Development.” WSIS+10 Review, [Invited Panelist], UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France, February 26–March 1, 2013.
“Connecting New Technologies Through Media Literacy.” Expanding Horizons, International Association for Technology Education (ISTE), San Diego, CA, June 24-27, 2012.
“Using iPads in the Middle School.” Building Bridges…Taking Tech Home, Tech Expo, Branford, CT, May 23, 2012.
“Using Media Literacy to Teach the Power of Persuasion: Focusing on Mobile Technologies in Education.” Celebrating Teaching, International Reading Association (IRA) 57th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, April 29-May 2, 2012.
“Global Media Literacy: Connecting Teachers to the World Using Mobile Technologies.” Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education 23rd Annual Conference, SITE2012, March 5-9, 2012.
“Finding the Common Ground Between Media Literacy, Social Networking, and the Web 2.0 Environment.” Global Visions, Local Connections: Voices in Media Literacy Education, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Philadelphia, PA, July 22-25, 2011.
“Perspectives on Media and Information Literacy Education — A Global Look.”[Panel].
Global Visions, Local Connections: Voices in Media Literacy Education, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Philadelphia, PA, July 22-25, 2011.
“Literacia dos Media, Redes Sociais e Ambiente Web 2.0.” (Presentation given in Portuguese). 10 Congresso Literacia, Media e Cidadania, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, March 25-26, 2011.
“School 2.0- The Journal of Media Literacy” – Media Café.” Media Literacy Education, Media Education Foundation, London, England, November 19-20, 2010.
“Media Literacy 101: An Overview of this 21st Century Skills & Its Best Practices.” Linking the Literacies: Teaching & Learning in a Digital Age, Appalachian State University Media Literacy Institute, Boone, NC, July 26-30, 2010.
“The Implementation of Media Literacy Curriculum in the Public Schools in the USA.” Communication and Citizenship: Rethinking Crisis and Change, International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR), Braga, Portugal, July 18-22, 2010.
“Through the Lens: How Media Literacy Fits into Curricula.” Exploring Excellence, International Association for Technology Education (ISTE), Denver, CO, June 27-30, 2010.
“The Power of the Image.” Once and Future Classics: Reading Between the Lines, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Philadelphia, PA, November 22, 2009.
“Teaching Kids How to be Responsible Digital Citizens.” Building a Culture of Responsibility: From Online Safety to Digital Citizenship, Family Online Safety Institute Annual Conference (FOSI), Washington, DC, November 4-5, 2009.
“Media Literacy: Teaching World Lessons in the Classroom.” Curriculum and Transitional Services, [Keynote]. Unified School District #1, Cheshire, CT, June 17, 2009.
“Flipbooks and Thaumatropes: A Beginning Look At Film.” Teach, Think, Play III: The Moving Image in the Classroom, Teachers College Columbia University, New York City, April 5, 2009.
“Broadband Horizons School.“Cable Takes Me There: The Cable Show. National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Washington, D.C. April 1-3, 2009.
“Introduction to Media Literacy for School Library Teachers.” Education Institute (Webinar), The Partnership for the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada, December 1, 2008.
“Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom – (Elementary).” New Beginnings…The Best is Yet to Come, [Plenary Speaker], Connecticut Association for School Librarians, Cromwell, CT, November 10, 2008.
“Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom – (Secondary).” New Beginnings…The Best is Yet to Come, [Plenary Speaker], Connecticut Association for School Librarians, Cromwell, CT, November 10, 2008.
“Introduction to Media Literacy.” Curriculum and Transitional Services, Unified School District #1, Cheshire, CT, October 28, 2008.
“Millennials, Media Literacy, and Popular Culture’s Influence in the K-12 Classroom.” Professional Development Seminar Series.(Keynote). University of New Haven, New London, CT, October 16, 2008.
“Social Networking and the K-12 Classroom.” New Agendas for Media Literacy. University of Texas, Austin, TX, June 6-8, 2008.
“Millennials, Media Literacy, and Popular Culture’s Influence in the K-12 Classroom.” Professional Development Seminar Series. [Keynote]. University of New Haven, New London, CT, May 22, 2008.
“Developing Consensus on Fair Use for Media Literacy.” Architectures of the Moving Image. Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS), Philadelphia, PA, March 6-9, 2008.
“Media Counts: Assessing Multi-modal Texts in the English Classroom.” Mapping Diverse Literacies for the Twenty-First Century: Opportunities, Challenges, Promising New Directions. - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), New York, NY, November 17, 2007.
“NCTE Author – Creating Media-Rich Classrooms and Developing Media Literate Students.” Mapping Diverse Literacies for the Twenty-First Century: Opportunities, Challenges, Promising New Directions. - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), New York, NY, November 16, 2007.
“Collaboration Station.” iPods, Blogs and Beyond St. Louis for AMLA's 2007 National Media Education Conference. National Media Education Conference. St. Louis, MO, June 24, 2007.
“Copyright in the K-12 Classroom.” iPods, Blogs and Beyond St. Louis for AMLA's 2007 National Media Education Conference. National Media Education Conference. St. Louis, MO, June 24, 2007.
“Middle Schoolers, Media Literacy, & Methodology: The Three M’s.” Popular Culture in the Classroom: "Teach, Think, Play" Conference 2007, Columbia University’s Teachers College, New York, NY, March 24, 2007.
“Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through Media Literacy.” Education Institute (Webinar), The Partnership for the Provincial and Territorial Library Associations of Canada, March 22, 2007.
“Eating Disorders and Body Image” Campus Outreach Services. (Webinar), December 11, 2006.
“Control Your Television” National Pennsylvania PTA, Pittsburgh PTA, Pittsburgh, PA, April 2006.
“Viewing, Analyzing, Producing: A Media Literacy Toolkit,” On Common Ground - National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Pittsburgh, PA, November 2005.
“Access & Engage: Media Literacy Strategies in the K-12 Classroom,” Giving Voice to a Diverse Nation- National Media Education Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 2005.
“Media Smart Families,” Helping Children Grow: Our Bridge to the Future - Illinois PTA Convention, Chicago, IL, April 2005.
“Media Literacy and its Role in the K-12 Classroom,” Conversations About New Literacies in K-12 Classrooms, SUNY-Oneonta, May 2004.
“Building Content Knowledge with Software and Internet,” Conversations About New Literacies in K-12 Classrooms, SUNY-Oneonta, May 2004.
“PROJECT MIXED-UP MEDIA: An 8th Grade Media Literacy Project,” Northeast Media Literacy Conference, Storrs, Connecticut, March 2003.
“Train Your Brain,” Media Knowledge Inc. Farmington Public Schools 8th Grade Public Health Day, Farmington Public Schools, Connecticut, June 2003.
“Promoting Media Literacy Skills in the Everyday Classroom,” Connecticut Education Media Association, Annual Conference, Cromwell, Connecticut, November 2003.
“A Look at Critical Thinking Through the Use of Reading & Media Literacy,” Professional Development Day, Branford Public Schools, Branford, Connecticut, October 2002.
“Media Literacy in Action: An Interview with Belinha S. De Abreu and Paul Mihailidis (3-Part). Confessions of an ACA-Fan. The Official Web Blog of Henry Jenkins.
http://henryjenkins.org. December 1, 3, and 6 2014.
“InCtrl,” Cable in the Classroom, O’Keefe Productions, Washington, DC, May 20, 2013.
“Digital Safety/Citizenship.” iKeepSafe, Scardion Productions, Washington, DC, November 5, 2010.
“Media Literacy.” The Thought Spot, Interview with Emily Corwin, Aired October 17, 2008, WHUS in Storrs, CT.
“The Cost of Copyright Confusion.” AU Center for Social Media, Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, September 2007.
“Mobile Learning, Media Literacy, and the 21st Century Learner.” Learning and Leadership Grant, The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education, 2012-2013. Amount: $2,000.00
“A New Birth of Freedom”: Developing Historical Thinking in American History, Northern RI Collaborative, U.S. Department of Education- Teach American History Grant, 2010- 2013, (Website Creator, Technology Trainer & Documentarian) Amount: $1,000,000.00
“Enhancing Education Through Technology.” Connecticut State Department of Education, 2005-2007. (Teacher Partner) Amount: $34,300.00
“Women and Girls Grant,” The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, 2004/2005. Amount: $1,500.00
“Media Literacy in the Classroom”: Learning and Leadership Grant, The NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education, 2002. Amount: $2,000.00
IN THE PRESS
Quoted & Noted:
Greenwich Time. (December 28, 2015). “Greenwich educators say staff development is catching
up with digital learning initiative.”
Greenwich Time. (July 20, 2015). “On-line learning gets tryout at summer school.”’
Greenwich Time. (April 13, 2015). “Parents and Educators Scrutinize ‘screen time.’”
Consortium for Media Literacy. (November 2014). “Participation in What?” Volume 66.
Consortium for Media Literacy. (June 2014). “Media Literacy Research.” Volume 62.
Consortium for Media Literacy. (January 2014). “Media Literacy and Student Empowerment.” Volume 57.
Consortium for Media Literacy. (January 2013). “Teaching and Valuing Healthy Skepticism in Media Literacy Education.” Volume 46.
The Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults. (April 2012). “Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library.” By P. Mihailidis, Volume 2.
Children and Libraries. (Winter 2012). “More than Just Books Children’s Literacy in Today’s Digital Information World.” By D.E Agosto.
Teachers as Learners.(April 15, 2011).“Empowering Students: New Media Literacy and Beyond!”
Consortium for Media Literacy. (March 2011). “The New Curriculum.” Volume 26.
The American Behavioral Scientist. (September 2004) "If You Build It, They Will Come": Developing a Graduate Program in Media Literacy in a College of Education. By D. Considine. 48 (1), 97-107.
American Journalism Review. (March 2003). “Reading Between the Lines.” By A. Tugend.
U.S. News and World Report.(July 30, 2001.) “Hey, kids, seeing isn't always believing. By M. McDonald. Vol. 131 (4), 34.
Cable in the Classroom. (Cover). (November 2007). “21st Century Readers and Writers.” 17(10)
Cable in the Classroom. (Cover). (June 2002). “Making Media Connections.” 12(6), 5-7.
Joint Select Committee on Cyber-Safety. Department of House of Representatives. (June 24, 2010). “Comments of the Family Online Safety Institute.” Parliament of Australia. file://wisfs/wisstaff/BDeabreu/documents/Downloads/http---www.aphref.aph.gov.au-house-committee-jscc-subs-sub_38%20(1).pdf.
AU Center for Social Media. (September 2007). “The Cost of Copyright Confusion for Media Literacy.” Funded by the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
U.S. Department of Education, Regional Advisory Committee: Connecticut Representative, Researcher, 2016.
Identifying and Addressing Regional Education Needs (Insight Policy Research)
UNESCO- GAPMIL, North American Chapter, USA Representative-Steering Committee, 2016.
08/16-Present Brooklyn College-CUNY, Brooklyn, NY INSTRUCTOR PROFESSOR
Television and Radio professor teaching:
• TVRA 7714 ER6: Critical Analysis of Media Culture
• TVRA 7712: The Digital Environment
01/16-Present Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT CONSULTING/ADJUNCT FACULTY
08/02- 08/12 Media Studies Course Creator and Teaching Professor:
• CM 600: Media Literacy, Digital Culture, and Web 2.0 Environments
• CM 599: (New) Media Literacy Education: (Mobile) Foundations
• CM 543: Children & Media
• CM 503: Media Ethics in Professional Context
• CM 222: Television Studio Production I
• CM101: Introduction to Media Culture
01/12- 12/15 Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT DIRECTOR & ASSISTANT
PROFESSOR OF THE PRACTICE
Education Technology professor teaching:
• MD 400: Introduction to Educational Technology
• MD 401: Special Topics: Technology for K-12 Teachers: Smartboards, iPads and Mobile Devices
• MD 409: The Literate Environment: P-12 Literature and Reading
• MD 413: Technology Methods for Middle School
• MD 433: Critical Viewing and Children’s Safety on Mass Media and the Internet
• MD 460: Principals of Instructional
• MD 469: Establishing Worldwide Learning Communities thru Technology
• MD 470: Designing for Online Instruction
• MD 554: Understanding Media Literacy through Popular Culture & Mediated Environments
• MD 581: Student Teaching for School Library Media Specialists
01/06-06/13 Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA ASST. TEACHING PROFESSOR/
STUDENT TEACHING SUPERVISOR
Student teaching supervisor and mentor for the Goodwin College of Education, and Online professor for the College of Information Science and Technology, teaching:
• INFO 511(521): Information Resources and Services
• INFO 520: Professional and Social Aspects of Information Science
• INFO 683: Resources for Children
• INFO 684: Resources for Young Adults
• INFO 688: Instructional Role of the Information Specialist
• INFO 891: Educational Media Center Field Study
03/09- 06/13 University of New Haven, New London & New Haven, CT ADJUNCT FACULTY
Education professor teaching:
• ED670: Teaching the Millennium Student
• ED657: Instructional Technology for Today’s Classroom
• ED680: Contemporary Issues in Education
08/04- 12/10 Southern CT State University, New Haven, CT ADJUNCT FACULTY
Information and Library Science professor teaching:
• ILS 501: Introduction to Information Science & Technology
• ILS 503: Introduction to Librarianship
• ILS 300L: Literature for Children
08/97- Branford Public Schools, Branford, CT MEDIA/TECH INSTRUCTOR
& MEDIA SPECIALIST
08/96 – 06/97 Litchfield Public Schools, Litchfield, CT SCHOOL MEDIA SPECIALIST
09/ 94 - 05/96 Hillside Middle School, Naugatuck, CT STUDENT TEACHER
10/95 - 02/96 Jackie Robinson Middle School, New Haven, CT MEDIA CENTER ASSISTANT
Summer-01& 02 Media Mania Camp, Fairfield, CT MEDIA LITERACY
05/93 - 08/97 WJAR-10, NBC Affiliate, Cranston, RI PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN
09/94 - 05/96 S.C.S.U. Tech Center, New Haven, CT GRADUATE ASSISTANT
HONORS & AWARDS
Rhode Island College Alumni Award
University of New Haven Faculty Excellence in Part-Time Teaching (Nominee)
Cable in the Classroom – Teacher Advisor
Celebration of Excellence Winner – CT State Teaching Award
Connecticut Library Association Future Librarian Award
H.W. Wilson Foundation Scholar
Eula Davies Scholar
Who's Who in American College Students
Daughters of the American Revolution Leadership Award
Elks National Award
Fluent in Portuguese- reading and writing.
WORKSHOPS & INSTITUTES ATTENDED
Makerbot- 3-D Printing Primer- 2015
International Society of Technology Education (ISTE)- 2015-2008
National Association for Media Literacy – 2015, 2013, 2011, 2007, 2005, 2003
Family Online Safety Institute – 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
TEDxNYED – New York City, NY – 2011, 2010
TEDxPhiladelphiaED – Philadelphia, PA – 2011
World Summit on Media for Children and Youth – Karlstad, Sweden – 2010
International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR)- Braga,
International School on Digital Transformation – Porto, Portugal - 2009
Media, Diversity, and Democracy – Boone, NC - 2008
Partnership for 21st Century Skills – Berkeley, CA – 2007
National Media Reform Conference- St. Louis, MO – 2005
Harvard University- Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
Media and American Democracy- 2004
Northeast Media Literacy Conference, Spring 2003/2004/2006
Summit 2000 Media Literacy Conference
Fox 61 Media Production Workshop 2002
CEA Summer Leadership 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009
Project Adventure 2000-1997
Peggy Sharp’s “What’s New in Children’s Literature” (Bureau of Education)
Dr. Caroline Bauer’s “Presenting Children’s Literature” (Bureau of Education)
The Leadership Institute Broadcasting Conference- Washington, D.C. 1993
Reviewer, Media Literacy Education Journal, 2016-2013
Reviewer, Wiley Blackwell, 2015
Reviewer, IGI Global, 2015
Conference Organizer and Host, Media Literacy Research Symposium, 2014
Reviewer, Chandos Publishing, 2014
Reviewer, Nordic Council of Media, 2013
Strategic Planning Committee– Drexel University
MEMBERSHIPS, TRAININGS, & VOLUNTEER WORK
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
International Association for Media and Communications Research (IAMCR)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)- Assembly on Media Arts
Alliance for a Media Literate America (AMLA)
Journalism Education Association (JEA)
Connecticut Educational Media Association (CEMA)- Conference Vendor Chair
CECA- Connecticut Educational Computer Association
Southern CT State University- Library School Guest Speaker
American Library Association
Graduate Student Affairs Committee (Department Representative)
Nutmeg Children’s Book Award Committee
Collette Tours “Fam Tour” Training Program
National Association of College Broadcasters Conference (Volunteer and Attendee)
National Association for Media Literacy Education- Leadership Council
National Telemedia Council – The Journal of Media Literacy
Generation Safe- iKeepSafe
Women & Family Life Center
Media Commission- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Proficient in Proficient in iPad Applications for learning; Web 2.0 tools: Wikis, Blogging, Voicethread, Edmodo, Go Animation & Twitter; Audacity, Animoto/Flixtime, Macromedia Fireworks, SecondLife, Casablanca Avio systems, Pinnacle, MovieMaker Adobe Premiere, Mac, DOS & Windows, Microsoft Office Suite2000: Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PageMaker, PrintShop, Instant Artist, Dialog, OCLC, & 3-D Printing- Sketchup.
St. Mary’s Church-CCD Instructor Multiple Sclerosis Walk-A-Thon Participant
Blackstone Valley Writer's Guild Pawtucket Public Library Volunteer
Portuguese Beneficiencia Menard Nursing Home Volunteer
International Society Sacred Heart Church-CCD Instructor