Journalists in the Classroom: Experiential News Literacy Learning
This free webinar for educators, presented by the News Literacy Project and hosted by edWeb, explores strategies for teaching students news literacy — particularly through leveraging Checkology®️ lessons and Newsroom to Classroom journalist visits.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
News and media literacy is essential for people of all ages — especially students, who are growing up in the most complex information landscape in human history. It’s essential to teach students a deep understanding of bias as it relates to the news media so that they can accurately evaluate information and decide what to share with others. Journalists, professionals we depend on to gather, verify and present credible information, can be key to this effort.
During this edWeb webinar, you’ll discover best practices for teaching students news literacy by leveraging the News Literacy Project’s Checkology®️ lessons and Newsroom to Classroom visits to make news literacy tangible for learners. Newsroom to Classroom is a free program designed to demystify the practice of quality journalism by connecting students with vetted journalists or editors behind the headlines. Hear from Mindy Katz, an English teacher at Abington Senior High School in Pennsylvania who has used Newsroom to Classroom, as well as journalists Indira Lakshmanan, of The Associated Press, Shane Harris of the Washington Post and journalist and digital consultant Adriana Lacy, as they reflect on their experiences and share the impact of the program on students. Brittney Smith, senior manager of education partnerships at the News Literacy Project, will moderate.
Additionally, the presenters will highlight some of the resources (including the News Literacy Project’s “Understanding Bias” lesson on Checkology) that are available to support educators as we all work to make progress toward a future built on facts.
This webinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.