Media Literacy Best Practices
The passage of this memorial demonstrated that the legislature acknowledged the importance of best practices in media literacy education.
House Memorial 49 asks the Legislative Education Study Committee (LESC) or other appropriate interim committee to hold a hearing on media literacy and best practices.
HM49 also asks the Public Education Department (PED) and local school districts to develop best practices and to offer media literacy, defined as “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, develop, produce and interpret media, and it encompasses the foundational skills that lead to digital citizenship.” Digital citizenship “requires a diverse set of skills related to current technology and social media use and includes the norms of appropriate, responsible and healthy behavior.”
2017 Regular Session – House Memorial 49 – Media Literacy Best Practices
January 21, 2017 – House; Referred to House Education Committee.
January 24, 2017 – House; Do pass committee report adopted.
January 26, 2017 – House; Passed House (44-0).
January 28, 2017 – Signed in House, action completed.
Media literacy as an elective in middle and high schools.
This law states that media literacy may be offered as an elective for graduation requirements for high school, and media literacy may be offered as an elective in 6th through 8th grade.
- Chapter 22 – Public Schools
Article 13 – Courses of Instruction and School Programs
Section 22-13-1.1 – Graduation requirements
2017 New Mexico Statutes
Source: Section 22-13-1.1 NMSA 1978, <https://laws.nmonesource.com/w/nmos/Chapter-22-NMSA-1978#!b/22-13-1.1>, retrieved on 12/28/2019.