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Fighting Fake News: How to Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Fighting Fake News

Presented by Adam Lewandowski, Museum Education, NewseumED
Hosted by Carylann Assante, CAE, Student & Youth Travel Association
Sponsored by SYTA – The Student & Youth Travel Association



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In this edWebinar, teachers will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information. Adam Lewandowski, Museum Education at NewseumED, will examine real-life case studies that bring to life the challenges of today’s media landscape and model an easy-to-remember and easy-to-implement strategy for staying a step ahead.

Throughout the session, discussion and activities will explore best practices for meeting students’ needs for enhanced media savvy in the academic realm and their daily lives. This session will be of particular benefit to social science, language arts, journalism and media educators, as well as librarians in the middle school through higher education levels. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of Adam’s presentation.

Adam Lewandowski

About the Presenter

Adam Lewandowski has been a teacher at the Newseum since October 2014 and taught high school American and world history prior to his arrival. He has a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Virginia, and a master’s degree in history from George Mason University. Adam cares about teaching history to students, teachers, and the general public, as well as helping them learn and use the essential skills needed to interpret today’s media landscape.

Carylann AssanteAbout the Host
A seasoned tourism and association executive with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Carylann Assante, CAE serves as the Executive Director of the Student & Youth Travel Association, the international association that promotes student and youth travel worldwide. Carylann is also the Executive Director of the SYTA Youth Foundation, the philanthropic arm that provides scholarships and education experiences for students and youth who are unable to travel due to financial and personal hardship.


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TeachTravel SYTA is the non-profit, professional trade association that promotes student & youth travel and seeks to foster integrity and professionalism among student and youth travel service providers. SYTA is “The Voice of Student and Youth Travel.®

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