Miami-area educators, join the News Literacy Project for a virtual NewsLitCamp® event!
About this Event
Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), Univision News and Miami-Dade County Public Schools on Oct. 23 for a virtual teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with Univision News journalists. This program is one in a national series of NewsLitCamps led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration with a diverse group of news organizations around the country.
Register here (It’s FREE!) on Eventbrite.
Space is limited. Sign up today to reserve your seat!
NewsLitCamp is a free professional development experience primarily for middle and high school educators. It features topical sessions (selected with input from participants) and educator-driven planning 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. Check out our NewsLitCamp video for a quick look at what the day can offer you and your students.
Educators will convene on Zoom for several hours of free workshops and interactions with Univision reporters and editors, and experts from the News Literacy Project.
Sessions will be held at 8:30-11:45 a.m. and 1:30-3:45 p.m. ET.
Why attend? 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 develop teachers’ and librarians’ 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.
Miami-Dade County Public School educators: please be sure to utilize your M-DCPS email address when registering in order to receive master plan points.
Who can attend: NewsLitCamp is designed primarily for middle 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 e-learning platform that complements educators’ lesson plans. The topics it examines include:
- Misinformation and bias.
- The practice of quality journalism.
- The First Amendment.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- Press freedoms around the world.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The company’s broadcast assets include Univision Network, one of the top television networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast network in the country; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 65 television stations and 58 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics. The award-winning news division of Univision Communications Inc. is committed to informing the country’s fastest-growing segment across all media platforms. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through Noticiero Univision, the network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; the Sunday public affairs program Al Punto (To The Point); newsmagazine shows Aquí y Ahora (Here and Now) and Primer Impacto (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on Despierta América (Wake Up America). Univision News has strengthened its news team and expanded its operations by adding investigative, documentary, infographics and data journalism units.
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Photo: Aquí y Ahora correspondent Tifani Rogers with educators at our NewsLitCamp at Univision in Miami, April 2019. Photo Credit: Miriam Romais / The News Literacy Project.