Fighting Fake: Digital Forensics and News Literacy Education
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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Preparing students to navigate the landscape of news media is perhaps the most urgent challenge for educators today. From satire and hoaxes to partisan rumors and outright disinformation, today’s information landscape is the most challenging and complex in human history. News literacy—the skills for interpreting and critically analyzing news and information—is nothing less than fundamental to the future success of students and the world they’re responsible for shaping.
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.
Join us to learn ways to prepare your students with the critical skills needed for news literacy. This session is designed for middle and high school teachers, librarians, and tech coordinators. There will be time to get your questions answered after Peter’s presentation.
About the Presenter
Peter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s Senior Vice President of Education. Peter began his career in education as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools. He has also worked as a trainer with the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, a youth media after-school instructor in the Chicago public schools, and an adjunct instructor at Roosevelt University and Chicago City Colleges’ Wilbur Wright campus. He is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in English and African American studies and co-founded an independent monthly student newspaper. He also has a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago. He is currently based in Chicago.
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