About this Event
Join the News Literacy Project (NLP) and CNN Worldwide on Jan. 26 for a national, virtual, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with CNN television and digital journalists. This program is one in a national series of NewsLitCamps led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration with a diverse group of news organizations around the country.
NewsLitCamp is a free professional development experience primarily for middle and high school educators. It features live 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. Check out our NewsLitCamp video below for a quick look at what the event can offer you.
Join us for a day of free workshops and live interactions with CNN television and digital journalists along with news literacy experts from the News Literacy Project. Register now on Eventbrite (green button); educators will be later be prompted to create a free Sched.com account, which will be the home base for all of the event activities, including access to the Zoom links on the day of the event. Recordings will not be made available, so be sure to save the date!
Sessions will be held from 8:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and from 1:30-4:15 p.m. ET; the second session is not a repeat event.
Why attend? 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 help teachers and librarians develop 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.
Participating educators will receive a certificate of attendance so they can apply for continuing education credits within their districts.
Who can attend: NewsLitCamp is designed primarily for middle and high school teachers and media specialists. Space permitting, we also will welcome school administrators and post-secondary and international educators. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Bonus Session: You’ll learn about our Checkology® virtual classroom, a free cutting-edge comprehensive e-learning platform that complements educators’ lesson plans. The topics it examines include:
- Misinformation and bias.
- The practice of quality journalism.
- The First Amendment.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- Press freedoms around the world.
About CNN Worldwide
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and made possible with the generous support of SmartNews.
Top photo: NPR’s Washington Investigative Correspondent Tim Mak with educators at NPR in Washington, D.C., 2019.
Photo Credit: Miriam Romais / The News Literacy Project.