DCN SEE Hub, Digital Communication Network and World Learning are organizing, via Zoom, the webinar “Greek Media Literacy Week 2020: How to stay healthy in the infodemic era”, which will begin in the 21st of October at 16:45 (Athens Time).
Greek Media Literacy Week is organised every year as part of UNESCO Global media literacy week. The aim of the webinar is to discuss the issue and the importance to promote MIL. During the webinar we will discuss the content, and activities that will be implemented during the week. This year emphasis will be promoting MIL as a way to combat infodemic.
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Dr. Nikos S. Panagiotou Associate Professor,School of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Anthi Baliou, Librarian University of Macedonia, PhD Candidate School of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Damiana Koutsomiha, Head Librarian American Farm School & Perrotis College
Efi Andreadoy, Phd Candidate School of Journalism and Mass Media of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Chryssa Lazou, EFL educator in the public sector, MEd in Distance Education, DigiTEENS.gr project Coordinator
Marianna Pylioridou , Director of Library, Information and Digital Media, Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki
DCN SEE Hub, Digital Communication Network and World Learning are organizing, via Zoom, the webinar “Journalism and COVID-19: Impact of the Global Pandemic”, which will take place in the 22nd of October at 17:45 (Athens Time).
Participation in sports allows persons with disabilities to augment their physical and interpersonal skills, gain confidence, and inspire their communities by transforming attitudes and reducing stigmas. The integration and inclusion of athletes with intellectual disabilities into sports empowers the athlete, their teammates, and sports organizations at large.
Through the work of organizations such as the Special Olympics—one of the world’s premier organizations for athletes with disabilities, with over 3.7 million athletes worldwide and national associations active in nearly 200 countries—the number of athletes with intellectual abilities has drastically increased in recent years. Despite the upward trend of persons with intellectual disabilities involved in sports, the training of their coaches has not grown at the same rate. The lack of knowledge about the challenges faced by persons with intellectual disabilities, such as their schooling options, living accommodations, the type and quality of health care they receive, opportunities for gainful employment, and their ability to participate in a meaningful way in their communities and society as a whole is detrimental to the training and development of the athlete.
This webinar will focus on augmenting the understanding and professional skills of coaches, teachers, practitioners, and all other stakeholders involved in sports for social good through discussing programs that are successfully working to address the needs of athletes with intellectual disabilities and to challenge the myths and stereotypes surrounding their abilities.
The webinar speakers will address:
• the training and coaching of persons with intellectual disabilities to build skills, teamwork, and communication
• tips for motivating athletes and providing a positive sports experience for all
• the importance of working with families and the community to maximize the effectiveness of sports in the context of disability
• how to challenge negative societal perceptions and practices surrounding athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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Mouhamed Mounir | Education Specialist, Moroccan Association of Persons with Down’s Syndrome| Morocco
Charles Nyambe | President and Managing Director, Special Olympics International, Africa Region |
Namibia Iman Sabbagh | President, Adaptive Sport Center | Lebanon
Manisha Verma | Manager Research Training and Development, Skill Council for Persons with Disability | India
Dave Lenox | President & CEO, Special Olympics | USA
This webinar is part of World Learning’s International Sports Programming Initiative (ISPI) —Virtual Together program, a series of virtual events, launched in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. ISPI is a program of U.S. Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy division. The series aims to engage the sports community globally, to creatively problem solve, share digital tools and work together, follow health guidance, and continue to promote active, healthy lifestyles both physically and mentally throughout this crisis. Additional modules related to these objectives are being developed and will be announced.
The webinar is produced by Digital Communication Network, a diverse professional coalition in the digital space.