Biography:

Carol Arcus, B.Ed, M.A., is Vice President of The Association for Media Literacy. She taught secondary level Media Studies and English in Ontario for 20 years. She has also taught Additional Qualifications courses in Media Studies for the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) and for the Toronto District School Board.

Carol has published articles in the Journal for Media Literacy and given numerous workshops and presentations on how to integrate media literacy into curriculum. She served on the writing and review committees for two iterations of Ontario’s media literacy curriculum.

Resources Produced (Selected):

  • 2019 – Mediacy podcast for VoicEd radio with Neil Andersen
  • 2017 – Writer, Media Part 1 Additional Qualification Course – TDSB
  • 2017 – Co-editor, writer – Journal of Media Literacy (“Agency”) – vol 64
  • 2016 – Writer, OPHEA curriculum resources
  • 2009-2018 – Writer, study guides & educational descriptions – NFB
  • 2009 – “Surviving the 21st Century with Media Literacy” – Barry Duncan and Carol Arcus – vol 56, Journal of Media Literacy
  • 2006 – Writer, Media Part 2 Additional Qualification Course – for OISE/UT
  • 2005 – Advisory Team – Media Studies Expectations curriculum revision, Ministry of Education, Ontario
  • 2008 – Editorial Board, Plato’s Cave (online Media Studies course for educators)
  • 2002 – Writer – Media Studies Additional Qualifications course – Ontario College of Teachers
  • 1999 – TVOntario video: Teaching Media in the Grade 9 English Classroom (new curriculum)
  • 1998 – Writer – Revised media literacy curriculum – Ontario Ministry of Education
  • 1997 – Early Childhood/Teen Telecommunications Project, U of Washington, USA: chapter on Teaching Popular Music to Teens

Speaking/Writing Topics:

  • Pop Culture in the Classroom
  • Internet Literacy
  • Getting Started in Media Education
  • Instructional Strategies and the Media Classroom
  • Integrating Media Studies into Curriculum
  • Media Production as an Essential Media Literacy Teaching Tool

Past Speaking Engagements (Selected):

  • 2018 – Media Literacy: Past, Present and Futures ECOO – bit2018.
  • 2017 – Critical Media Literacy – OTF Curriculum Forum
  • 2016 – Conference of Independent Schools of Ontario (CIS) – English Teachers – Panelist
  • 2015 – “The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next“ – The extensions of McLuhan: challenges and successes in carrying McLuhan’s ideas into public education
  • 2013 – ECOO – TPACK Through the Lens of Media Literacy
  • 2010 – Getting Started in Media Literacy, OISE Media Literacy Conference, Toronto, October 2010
  • 2008 – How Do We Measure Media Literacy? – Ofcom International Media Literacy Conference, London, UK
  • 2007 – Negotiating Models for Curriculum Development – AMLA International Conference, St. Louis MO
  • 2007 – Integrating Media Studies into Elementary Curriculum – Trillium Board PD Day, Ontario
  • May 2000 – Summit 2000 – Workshop – Teaching Audience and Pop Culture at the Secondary Level (ethnography)