NewsLitCamp helps teachers and librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinformation.
Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), The Wall Street Journal and the New York City Department of Education on June 3 for NewsLitCamp, a national virtual teacher-centered day of professional learning featuring breakout sessions with journalists from the Wall Street Journal. 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.
NewsLitCamp is an immersive, free professional development experience primarily for middle and high school educators. It features topical sessions (selected with input from participants) led by journalists and news literacy experts, designed to empower you to teach news literacy.
Educators from across the U.S. are invited to join us for a day of free synchronous sessions and live interactions with WSJ journalists and experts from the News Literacy Project: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:45-3 p.m. ET. (7:30-11 a.m. and 11:45-2 p.m. CT; and 5:30-9 a.m. and 9:45-12 p.m. PT).
NYC DOE participants can receive up to six hours of CTLE credit (you must sign up with your DOE email: schools.nyc.gov). Participants from other schools can apply for credit within their districts.
In mid-April, educators will be prompted to create a Sched.com account to access related materials and Zoom links. Sched will be the home base for all of the event activities.
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.
Who can attend
This NewsLitCamp is designed primarily for middle and high school teachers and media specialists in the U.S. Space permitting, we also will welcome school administrators, post-secondary and international educators. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Attend either our introductory or advanced session on the Checkology® virtual classroom, our free, easy-to-use platform full of engaging news literacy learning experiences. Its 14 lessons can be used remotely or in person and are easily integrated into variety of subject areas, with lesson topics like:
- The standards of quality journalism.
- News judgment.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- News media bias.
About The Wall Street Journal
Founded in 1889, The Wall Street Journal serves as the definitive source of news and information, reporting through the lens of business, finance, economics and money—global forces that shape the world and are key to understanding it. Its global digital offerings have grown to include 12 sites in six languages, edited locally for a regionally relevant focus. Wsj.com delivers breaking news streams, interactive features, videos, podcasts and blogs, as well as clear labeling to help readers differentiate between news and opinion content online. Published by Dow Jones, the Journal offers unparalleled analysis and unique reporting informing decisions that drive the world forward. It has won 38 Pulitzer Prizes in a variety of categories, including national reporting, international reporting, explanatory reporting, commentary and public service.
Email Miriam Romais, NLP’s senior manager of education and training, at email@example.com.
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is generously supported by News Corp.