This event has been postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please check back later for information on a new date.
Join the News Literacy Project, WXYZ-TV Channel 7, the Detroit Free Press and Detroit Public Schools Community District for a highly engaging, educator-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with local journalists.
Registration details coming soon!
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 and development 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 WXYZ-TV Channel 7 on Saturday, May 16, for a full day of free workshops and interactions with experts from the News Literacy Project and journalists from WXYZ-TV Channel 7 and the Detroit Free Press. WXYZ-TV Channel 7 is located at 20777 West 10 Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075.
Breakfast and networking begin at 8 a.m.; NewsLitCamp starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
As an educator, you directly influence how your students process what they read, watch and hear. At the end of our NewsLitCamp, you’ll leave with new ideas, skills and resources to help your students navigate today’s complex information landscape and beat back a rising tide of misinformation. 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 news reporting process. These sessions aim to demystify and explain what distinguishes quality journalism.
Check out our NewsLitCamp video for a quick look at what the day can offer you and your students.
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 news literacy 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.
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional promotional support offered by the Michigan State University School of Journalism.
Photo Caption: Educators at our NewsLitCamp in Columbia, South Carolina, January 2020.
Photo Credit: Andrea Lin/News Literacy Project.