Announcing our new on-demand educator learning platform

The News Literacy Project proudly introduces our brand-new, on-demand educational platform, NewsLitNation Professional Learning.

Designed for educators by the News Literacy Project’s Professional Learning team, NewsLitNation Professional Learning lets educators build news and media literacy skills on their own timeline and at their own pace.

Photo of John Silva working at his desk as he works with his team on the NewsLitNation Professional Learning platform.

“We kept hearing from educators that they wanted to teach news literacy, but a lot of educators don’t necessarily know where to start,” said John Silva, NLP’s senior director of professional and community learning. “We built NewsLitNation Professional Learning to empower educators with that starting point, and with the flexibility they need so that they can use it when it fits into their schedule. They don’t have to wait for a professional development day.”

The curriculum, Essential Topics in News Literacy, consists of three courses exploring foundational news literacy topics:

  • “Credibility in news and the standards of quality journalism.”
  • “Exploring the misinformation landscape.”
  • “Understanding and teaching news media bias.”

NewsLitNation Professional Learning is completely FREE and is an exclusive benefit for NewsLitNation members. Educators who are not already NewsLitNation members will become members automatically when they request enrollment and login details. (Our NewsLitNation educator community is also free, and gives educators access to other member benefits, including giveaways and opportunities to connect with our nationwide network of like-minded peers.)

Educators who pilot-tested the platform this summer called it “a welcome addition” and “really beneficial.” Another said, “I love the ability to learn when I have the available time and … to check my own understanding at the end.”

The News Literacy Educator Certificate

Example of a News Literacy Educator Certificate, with the badge overlaid in the bottom right corner.

Educators who enroll in and complete the Essential Topics in News Literacy curriculum will be eligible to earn our News Literacy Educator Certificate, demonstrating the knowledge, skills and objectives necessary for teaching news literacy, as well as the ability to integrate it into existing curriculum with effective performance tasks, learning activities and assessments.

Interested? Visit the NewsLitNation Professional Learning page for more details and to register.