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News and Media Literacy: Building Critical Consumers and Creators
Wednesday March 29, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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More and more, young people (and adults) are getting their news online and from social media. There is also the increasingly problematic issue of fake news and determining credible news sources online. In an age of pervasive, fast, and on-demand information, there is a need for educators and parents to teach news and media literacy to kids.
In this webinar, Kelly Mendoza, Director of Learning and Engagement for Common Sense Education, leads us on an exploration of news and media literacy, including:
- Why news and media literacy is more important than ever
- Latest research on kids and news
- What is “fake news” and how to spot it
- Ways teachers can integrate news and media literacy into their curriculum
- Rubrics you can use to assess students’ understanding of news literacy
Kelly also debuts the new News and Media Literacy Toolkit by Common Sense Education, with resources for educators to help build students’ skills to be critical media consumers and creators. This webinar is designed for middle and high school teachers, librarians, and tech coordinators.
About the Presenter
Kelly Mendoza is Director of Learning and Engagement at Common Sense Education, where she supports educators by developing and overseeing professional development (PD), growth pathways, and community engagement focused on digital citizenship, media literacy, and digital learning. She has also created resources for Lucas Learning, the Media Education Lab, and PBS Frontline. Kelly has a PhD in media and communication from Temple University. You can follow her on Twitter at @kellymendoza.
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