Presented by Alexa Volland, Senior Manager, Educator Professional Learning, News Literacy Project; Jill Hofmockel, Teacher-Librarian, West High School (IA); Molly June Roquet, Education Librarian, Saint Mary’s College of California; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Senior Director of Education Partnership Strategy, News Literacy Project
Presented by Vanessa Otero, Founder and CEO, Ad Fontes Media
Moderated by Kristi Hemingway, VP of Content and Creative Strategy, EdCuration
Presented by Allie Niese, AP U.S. Government and Civics Teacher, Chicago Public Schools (IL); and Molly June Roquet, Education Librarian, Saint Mary’s College of California
Moderated by Kristi Hemingway, VP of Content and Creative Strategy, EdCuration; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Senior Director of Educator Network Expansion, News Literacy Project
Presented by Lalo Alcaraz, Editorial Cartoonist; Signe Wilkinson, Editorial Cartoonist; Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Research and Design, News Literacy Project; and Darragh Worland, Senior Vice President of Creative Strategy, News Literacy Project
Presented by K.C. Boyd, Librarian, District of Columbia Public Schools; and Sue Thotz, Senior Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Moderated by Jennifer Ehehalt, Senior Education Program Manager, Common Sense Education
Between the recent presidential election, COVID-19, and racial unrest, our students are barraged with 24/7 access to news and media that can be real, fake, or altered. According to the presenters in a recent edWebinar, sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the relationship between the terms “news” and “media” are fundamental distinctions that we need to make when working with students in the new era of journalism. Jacquelyn Whiting, Innovation and Technology Specialist for Cooperative Educational Services, and Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education for the News Literacy Project, assert that while there are many credentialed journalists, there is also “a world of citizen journalists with mini computers in their pockets.”
edWeb.net is excited to announce that the News Literacy Project will be sponsoring News Literacy, a free professional learning community on edWeb where educators can work together to develop their students’ civic knowledge and critical thinking skills when consuming news and information.
Twenty years ago it was easier to identify fake news. There were the tabloid papers in the grocery store checkout line and the sensationalized “news” programs that promised inside looks at celebrity lives. Now, between the number of online information sites and the proliferation of social media apps, plus near constant mobile phone use, determining a story’s credibility seems to call for advanced detective skills. In her edWebinar “Fight Fake News: Media Literacy for Students,” Tiffany Whitehead, School Librarian for the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, says that’s exactly what we need to teach students. While today’s youth may be aware that not everything on the Internet is true, they don’t have the tools to evaluate accuracy and authenticity.
This edWebinar gives an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.
In this edWebinar, Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education at the News Literacy Project, provides an overview of the field of news literacy, including the most current trends and research, and offers concrete tools and strategies for addressing these skills in the classroom.