Are you interested in having a professional journalist share their expertise with students during a virtual or in-person visit with your students? The Newsroom to Classroom program and its directory of journalist volunteers are available through Checkology and can help you set up engaging news literacy conversations.
More than 100 vetted journalists are willing to speak with you and your students on dozens of topics, including political coverage, standards of quality journalism, misinformation, the First Amendment and social media issues. Using your Checkology account, you can filter journalists by areas of expertise, languages spoken and location. Check out the Classroom Connection Planning Sheet for ideas on how to structure your visit around specific learning objectives. Connecting with the journalists behind the headlines can serve as a powerful news literacy learning experience for students. Learn more about the Newsroom to Classroom program here.
Don’t forget, the “TRUST ME” documentary and classroom viewing guide are still available. The documentary delves into manipulation and misinformation by exploring human nature, information technology and how news and media literacy can engender trust. Use password “NLP-Teacher” to access the film. Our classroom viewing guide helps you use the film as a teaching tool and can be adapted to your needs. You can find the registration link and more information on Page 7 of the viewing guide.
Ebonee Rice, Vice President, Educator Network
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