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“Fake News” and the Case for Media Literacy Across All Grades

Monday, May 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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Presented by Russell Kahn, Chief Content Officer for News-O-Matic
Sponsored by myON


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In the past year, there has been a heightened interest in trying to decipher what the differences are between “real vs. fake” news and how to best educate our students that what is real is critical to their interpretation of how global headlines will impact them. In this edWebinar, Russell Kahn, Chief Content Officer for News-O-Matic, discusses at a high level how we can collectively provide unlimited access to daily, digital news articles to promote empowerment, engagement and citizenship in an age-appropriate, relatable and informative manner.

Find out what your students need to know about real vs. fake news, and what it means to be a digital citizen. K-8 teachers, curriculum coordinators, instructional coaches, literacy coaches, and school librarians are invited to watch this recorded session.

Russell KahnAbout the Presenter

Russell Kahn is the chief content officer for News-O-Matic, the Daily News Just for Kids. More than three million children have downloaded the app from 150 countries, and 1,000+ U.S. schools integrate the current events texts as part of their nonfiction literacy curriculum. Kahn is an award-winning author of educational products, including ten books on the Common Core State Standards. He was the director of assessments (K-12) at The Princeton Review and managed scores of nonfiction titles on topics ranging from ballet to the U.S. presidential elections. He studied print journalism at Boston University and elementary education at Montclair State University.

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myONmyON is an award-winning personalized literacy environment that incorporates a state-of-the art learning platform, enhanced digital reading content including thousands of books from Capstone, leading publisher of classroom and library texts, and 60 other respected partner publishers, and daily news articles written for students, The Lexile® Framework for Reading, cutting-edge literacy tools, embedded metrics to monitor activity and growth and deliver real-time data. Robust professional development ensures that educators have the support needed to effectively implement myON. Together, these components power a Literacy Ecosystem that is built upon five pillars: personalization, unparalleled content, unlimited access, collaboration and success.

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