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Teaching with the News in a Time of Challenge and Change

Friday, November 13, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Teaching with the News in a Time of Challenge and Change

Presented by Jacquelyn Whiting, Innovation and Technology Specialist, Cooperative Educational Services; and Peter Adams, Senior Vice President of Education, News Literacy Project

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In an age of filter bubbles and rapidly spreading misinformation, both educators and students must be self-reflective and analyze the personal biases and habits we bring with us as news consumers.

What do our students already know—or assume—about news sources? In order to teach information literacy skills effectively, what do educators need to know about students’ preferred platforms for engaging with news, such as YouTube and TikTok, and source types like Medium that defy easy categorization?

In this timely edWebinar, veteran educators Peter Adams and Jacquelyn Whiting offer practical, up-to-the-minute strategies for meeting young news consumers where they are and nudging them toward more critical engagement with the news sources they encounter online. Viewer will come away from the edWebinar with:

  • A deeper understanding of how mis- and disinformation circulate
  • Practical instructional strategies to strengthen students’ ability to categorize and understand the types of information sources they encounter online
  • Tips for teaching news literacy in a politically polarized time
  • Ready-to-use tools to help teachers and students debunk misinformation and rigorously evaluate news sources of all kinds

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.


Jacquelyn WhitingAbout the Presenters

Jacquelyn Whiting is the innovation and technology specialist for Cooperative Educational Services (CES) in Trumbull, CT and information literacy editor at School Library Connection. She has a bachelor’s in government studies and studio art from Connecticut College and a master’s in social studies and education from South Connecticut State University. She is also a Google Certified Innovator and Local Activator for Future Design School. Jacquelyn is the co-author of News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News. She presents frequently on human-centered design, student and educator voice, and innovative educational technology practices.


Peter AdamsPeter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of education. He began his career as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools through Teach For America. He has also taught in the Chicago public schools, at Roosevelt University and at Chicago City Colleges’ Wilbur Wright campus. Since joining NLP in 2009, he has coordinated classroom and after-school programs, served as Chicago program manager, worked on organizational strategy and developed NLP’s digital program. Peter is a graduate of Indiana University, where he majored in English and African American studies and co-founded an independent monthly student newspaper, and has a master’s degree in the humanities from the University of Chicago.


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Friday, November 13, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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