EdWeb Webinar: Informed or influenced? Media and news literacy skills for election season and beyond
Thursday, October 20, 2022
5-6 p.m. ET/2-3 p.m. PT
On a regular basis – and especially around each election season – we’re overwhelmed with organizations, groups, influencers and others bombarding us with information. Much of that information is designed to influence or even manipulate, rather than inform us. How can you help your students cut through all the noise and prioritize information from credible sources?
In this edWeb webinar, join News Literacy Project experts and news literacy educators to learn how you can strengthen your students’ media and news literacy skills and equip them for active, responsible civic life. Learn about best practices for teaching about bias and the primary purpose of various sources, and discover how you can help students identify news and information that is presented in a fair and accurate way.
The session will include presentations by Alexa Volland, NLP’s senior manager of educator professional learning, and news literacy ambassadors Jill Hofmockel and Molly June Roquet. Hofmockel is the teacher-librarian at West High School in Iowa City, Iowa. Roquet is the education librarian at Saint Mary’s College of California. Shaelynn Farnsworth, NLP’s senior director of education partnership strategy, will moderate.
Please email any questions to Shaelynn Farnsworth.