Sister Rose’s blog reaches 500,000 hits today

Since I moved my blog to Wordpress on October 5, 2008 I never dreamed of 500.000 hits or page views. In this day of YouTube videos getting a million hits in a day or an hour, this half million in three years eight months, an average of 300 hits a day with 2,900 in one day in 2010, does not seem like much in the virtual scheme of things. Yet it provides me with a motive of thanksgiving for the Internet and the gift of communication between God's people the world over and who knows? Maybe the … [Read more...]

Waiting for Superman – DVD release today

I am reposting my review ... the DVD came out today. REally too bad it was not nominated for an Oscar. One of the most important films of the year - the decade.'Waiting for Superman'by Sr. Rose PacatteDavis Guggenheim got the idea for Waiting for “Superman” one day as he drove his kids to an expensive private school. He passed a downtrodden public school and wondered about kids who didn't have a choice. The film's concept was formulated in early 2008 and Waiting for “Superman" screened at t … [Read more...]

100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media in Classroom

100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media in ClassroomCannot recall if I posted this before, so just in case! … [Read more...]

Introduction to Media Literacy & Church and Communication Online Courses Registration deadline May 26

If you've ever been frustrated at how to engage in our media culture in meaningful ways, consider taking one of these terrific online courses offered by the University of Dayton's Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation.Click here for the course description for Introduction to Media LiteracyClick here for the course description for Church and CommunicationI am the course facilitator for the intro to media literacy course; another fine catechist will facilitate Church and … [Read more...]

NAMLE: National media literacy education association membership campaign

Got media literacy?  Our organizational partner, the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), is having a special membership offer through May 31st.  Join NAMLE today and…- Your name will be entered in a drawing to win one of several fantastic prizes!- Your membership payment will be matched by a generous donor!-  Enjoy new membership benefits, including a FREE one-year subscription to MediaEdu and a 20% discount on an annual subscription to School Library Journal.NAMLE … [Read more...]

Storytelling for Life: Character Education in the Digital World

Click here for an article I wrote for the September-October Today's Catholic Teacher: Storytelling for Life: Character Education in the Digital World with a nod to  Film Clips for Character EducationStudy guides are avaiable online and a new series of study guides integrating media literacy and faith formation will be posted soon. … [Read more...]

Graduate degress in combined areas of media, religion, culture, education

 I am often asked about graduate programs in media, media literacy, culture, and religion. Here are some programs that I am aware of. This is not an endoresement - except for the Unviersity of London's Institute of Education where I received my MA in Education in Media Studies in 1995. The program does not have a theological component, however. I went there for the media (literacy) education focus and though challenging, I loved the program and the school (faculty and international students; s … [Read more...]

50 Awesome Ways to use SKYPE in the Classroom

Here is a link to an excellent article: 50 Awesome Ways to use SKYPE in the Classroom I have participated three times as a guest instructor in media literacy education  for Dr. Stephanie Flores-Koulish at Loyola University, Baltimore via SKYPE (and my trusty MAC).  It works! This week as we have our media literacy training course here at our Pauline Center for Media Studies in Culver City, and Dr. Flores-Koulish is teaching media literacy education to her students in Baltimore, we are going to tr … [Read more...]

Pauline Center for Media Studies announces summer media programs

 Culver City – The Pauline Center for Media Studies has announced a variety of events scheduled for July and August, 2009. All events will take place at the Center located at 3908 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230.“These courses and events have academic, pastoral and spirituality dimensions”  said Sister Rose Pacatte, MEd in Media Studies, director of the Pauline Center.  “Each one offers a unique opportunity for training and experience in ways to engage in both critical and pastoral w … [Read more...]

1 Hour Film: the ultimate hands-on networking experience

 Click here for more information: 1 Hour Film.This project was created bySteve Geiger, an actor, voice actor, and member of Catholics in Media Associates, Los Angeles. … [Read more...]


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