Whether scrolling through social media or conducting research for term papers, students encounter a startlingly wide range of news and media daily. With the start of the school year, how can you set the stage in the classroom for your students to think critically about what they read, watch and hear online? What steps can you take to help students understand and analyze their information landscape, and how can you lay the foundation for responsible digital citizenship?
In this edWeb webinar, co-sponsored by the News Literacy Project and EdCuration, hear creative ideas, advice and solutions to these questions from some of NLP’s NewsLit Nation ambassadors, who are educators serving as community news literacy advocates. These educators will share how they engage students in classroom discussions and use activities that develop critical news and media literacy skills such as identifying credible information, seeking out reliable sources, and understanding the role of a free press in a democracy.
Hear from educators Allie Niese, AP U.S. government and civics teacher at Chicago Public Schools, Molly June Roquet, education librarian at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, Calif., and Debbie Keen, teacher at the Career and Technical Education Center in Frisco, Texas. The conversation will be moderated by Kristi Hemingway, vice president of content and creative strategy at EdCuration.
Along with examples to use immediately in your classroom, you will also learn about NLP’s free educator resources for integrating news literacy concepts into the classroom, including the NewsLit Nation educator resources and forum, the Checkology® virtual classroom, and The Sift® newsletter.
Please email any questions to Shaelynn Farnsworth.