Adventures in News Literacy: Back to School with NLP Education and Checkology


Wednesday, August 23, 2023
7:00 PM ET

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
5:00 PM ET

Thursday, September 14, 2023
4:00 PM ET

Register for: Wednesday, Aug. 23

Register for: Tuesday, Sept. 5

Register for: Thursday, Sept. 14

Ready to embark on your news and media literacy journey this school year?

Learn how to use NLP Education and Checkology® to teach cross-disciplinary topics such as credible evidence, misinformation, skepticism toward the news and more.

This webinar is an introduction to popular features and recently added content on Checkology, the free, browser-based virtual classroom designed for grades 6-12 from the News Literacy Project, a nonpartisan national education nonprofit. In just one hour, you’ll learn about how to incorporate some of the latest Checkology lessons and activities in your curriculum — including the popular and recently updated “InfoZones” lesson and the engaging exercise “Is it Legit?”

This webinar is offered at three different dates and times; register for the session that best fits your schedule.

Participants will hear from the News Literacy Project’s Shaelynn Farnsworth, senior director of education partnership strategy, Erin Olson, senior manager of education partnerships, and Brittney Smith, senior manager of education partnerships.

These educator-experts will:

• Introduce the latest NLP Education and Checkology features and content, including resources on urgently needed news literacy topics, such as the “Levels of Scientific Evidence” trio (lesson, tutorial and infographic) and the “Harm and Distrust” and “Understanding Bias” lessons.

• Discuss the educator registration process and explain how you can quickly build Checkology courses and assign lessons.

***All attendees will have a chance to win a back-to-school educator care pack!***

(Can’t make any of the times but still interested? Register for a session anyway, and we’ll email you the recording.)

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