40 Years of Media Arts Education, conference postponed

I regret to report that we have decided to indefinitely postpone our conference, 40 Years of Media Arts Education in New York State. We have been unable to reach the required minimum number of attendees. Our MATA regions have reported that the cost and timing have made it impossible for many to attend during this difficult economic period.

We will continue to work within each of our regions to promote vibrant media arts education programs, and to provide support and training opportunities for media arts teachers. Please keep visiting this site, or subscribe to our RSS feed, to keep up-to-date on new developments.

Your contributions to this ongoing online dialog are welcome. Feel free to provide a 5 minute QuickTime video of yourself describing your program and offering your thoughts on the state of media arts education. MATA members are also invited to showcase their students’ still and video work on this site. Contact Margaret Mealia for details.

EMTA Conference presentation

Peter Mahan, a high school art teacher from Hannibal Central Schools and a brand new member of MATA, would like to invite interested members of MATA to a presentation he is giving at the 2008 New York Educational Media teachers (NYSEMTA) Fall Conference related to work he has done with media literacy and video production. The lecture is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24th at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown, New York. The presentation will consist of two selections of high school student work his classes produced during the 2007 school year and a brief talk on his unique approach to media literacy as it applies to film. If you are interested in more information you can contact him at pmahan@hannibalcsd.org