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Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Presented by Jennifer LaGarde, Author and Consultant; and Darren Hudgins, CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Hosted by Colin Murcray, Director of Books and Journals, ISTE
Sponsored by The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

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Hosted by ISTE authors Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins, this edWebinar expands upon tactics outlined in their book, Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News. Gain practical strategies and skills for navigating the landscape of fake news and helping students think critically about how they receive, evaluate, and share information.

At the end of 2016, The Oxford Dictionary named “post truth” its word of the year, citing as its definition: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” In an age in which information is abundant, easy to access and often overwhelming AND in which there’s economic incentive to mislead consumers, discerning fact from fiction has become THE 21st Century skill. In this session Jennifer and Darren explore the fake news phenomenon, discuss its impact on our students, teachers and society, put our own source evaluation skills to the test and discover ways that all educators can lead the charge as defenders of facts in a post truth world.

This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to K-12 teachers, librarians, and school leaders.

Jennifer LaGardeAbout the Presenters

Jennifer LaGarde works with educators worldwide to develop innovative instructional practices. She has served as a classroom teacher, teacher librarian, digital teaching and learning specialist, and consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.

Darren HudginsDarren Hudgins is CEO of Think | Do | Thrive, which helps educators, school leaders, districts and school organizations build their culture, strengthen human capacity and inspire social servants. A former secondary education teacher and director of instructional technology, Darren has consulted for numerous organizations and school districts.

Colin MurcrayAbout the Host

Colin Murcray is the director of book and journal publishing at ISTE and an online instructor of English at Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has close to 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, most of it leading publishing operations of nonprofits, and has been teaching college English courses for over ten years.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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