NewsLitCamp helps teachers & librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinformation
About this event
NewsLitCamp is now nationwide! Join the News Literacy Project (NLP) and The Texas Tribune on Thursday, Dec. 10, for our first nationwide — and virtual — teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with Texas Tribune journalists. This program is part of a series of NewsLitCamp events led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration with a diverse group of news organizations around the country.
Space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your seat!
NewsLitCamp is a free professional development experience primarily for middle and high school educators. 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 and learning with journalists and news literacy experts.
Educators will convene on Zoom for several hours of free workshops and interactions with Texas Tribune journalists and experts from the News Literacy Project.
Sessions will be held at 8:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-3:45 p.m. CT.
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 news-gathering 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 [email protected] with questions.
Bonus: You’ll learn about our Checkology® virtual classroom, a cutting-edge comprehensive e-learning platform that complements educators’ lesson plans. Among the topics it covers are:
- Misinformation and bias.
- The practice of quality journalism.
- The First Amendment.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- Press freedoms around the world.
About The Texas Tribune
The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is sponsored by SmartNews.
Photo: Educators at our NewsLitCamp at Bloomberg News in New York City, Jan. 2020. Photo Credit: Andrea Lin / The News Literacy Project.