Join the News Literacy Project, the Akron Beacon Journal and the Six District Educational Compact on Thursday, Jan. 30, for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with local journalists.
Register today at this link (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/newslitcampAkron.
Space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your seat!
NewsLitCamp is a day-long professional development experience based on an “edcamp” style of continuing education. It features topical sessions (selected with input from participants) and educator-driven planning time to empower you to teach news literacy. This format gives education professionals an opportunity to come together for a day of conversations with journalists and news literacy experts.
Educators will meet at the Greater Akron Chamber, 388 S. Main St., on Thursday, Jan. 30, for a full day of free workshops and interactions with experts from the News Literacy Project and journalists from the Akron Beacon Journal (which is located in the same building).
Registration and networking will begin at 9:30 a.m.; NewsLitCamp starts promptly at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
As an educator, you directly influence how your students process everything they read, watch and hear. You’ll leave NewsLitCamp with new ideas, skills and resources to help your students navigate today’s complex and challenging information landscape. Our goal is to develop teachers’ and librarians’ expertise in news literacy education, share specialized teaching resources and provide a behind-the-scenes view of the newsgathering process — demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from rumors, hoaxes and other types of misinformation.
Check out our NewsLitCamp video for a quick look at what the day can offer you and your students.
Participating educators will receive a certificate of completion and may apply for professional development credit within their districts.
Who can attend
NewsLitCamps are designed primarily for middle school and high school teachers and media specialists. Space permitting, we welcome other educators and school administrators.
Bonus: You’ll learn about our Checkology® virtual classroom, a cutting-edge comprehensive e-learning platform that complements educators’ lesson plans. The topics it examines include:
- The practice of quality journalism.
- The First Amendment.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- Press freedoms around the world.
About the Akron Beacon Journal
A trusted news source since 1839, the Akron Beacon Journal is the largest news-gathering operation in Summit County and is known for its in-depth local reporting. The newspaper and website (BeaconJournal.com) regularly attract accolades from professional journalism associations at the local, regional, state and national levels. The Beacon Journal has received four Pulitzer Prizes, the highest honor in journalism.
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Photo Caption: Senior editor of education Cory Turner and production assistant Clare Lombardo leading a session with educators at our NewsLitCamp at NPR in Washington, August 2019. Photo Credit: Andrea Lin / The News Literacy Project.