With school underway already in some communities and about to start in others, educators face another challenging year. The Delta variant and rising COVID-19 cases are on the minds of anxious students and parents. Best practices for navigating the 2021-22 school year’s obstacles, discussing current events in today’s polarized information environment, and bringing the critical skill of news literacy to all students are among the issues to consider as classes start again.
Join the News Literacy Project on Twitter on Thursday, Aug. 26, from 4-5 p.m. ET, for a chat about all these topics and more. Hear directly from education innovator Steven Anderson, as well as members of our education team. Throughout the hour, we will ask eight to 10 questions related to the new school year. Anderson, our staff and anyone else participating can answer using the #NLPChat hashtag. We’ll save the last 10 minutes for addressing additional questions from participants — feel free to submit them in advance by sending us a direct message on Twitter.
To participate, all you need is a Twitter account. Then simply navigate to @NewsLitProject and/or #NLPChat at 4 p.m. ET on Aug. 26 to join the 60-minute conversation.
What trends are expected in education this year? What are best practices and resources for blended learning? How can news literacy fit into an educator’s curriculum, whether teaching in a classroom or remotely? We’ll be discussing these kinds of questions, and more.
As a reminder, all of our news literacy teaching resources, guides, quizzes and more are completely FREE to educators, along with membership in our NewsLit Nation community. Learn more about the many professional learning opportunities we’ve aligned with the start of the school year HERE.