Miami educators: NewsLitCamp® with Univision
Friday, April 19, 2019
9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Univision Headquarters, 8551 NW 30th Terrace, Doral, FL 33122 (near intersection with NW 87th Avenue)
Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), Univision News and Miami-Dade County Public Schools for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with Univision News journalists.
Register today at this link (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/registermiamiNLC. Space is limited.
Educators will meet at Univision for a full day of free workshops and conversations with NLP staff and Univision News reporters and editors. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
NewsLitCamp is a day-long professional development workshop primarily for middle school and high school educators. Using an “edcamp”-style of continuing education, it features topical sessions (developed with input from attending teachers) in the morning and open-ended, educator-driven planning and development time in the afternoon. This format gives education professionals an opportunity to come together in the engaging, fast-paced environment of a news organization for a day of news literacy training and conversations with journalists and NLP‘s in-house experts.
NLP created NewsLitCamps to help educators improve their own news literacy skills, introduce them to resources for teaching news literacy and get their ideas and input for new resources. Participants will leave with new ideas, skills and resources to help their students navigate today’s complex information landscape and beat back a rising tide of misinformation. We also want to encourage a greater understanding between journalists and educators that enhances the appreciation of the vital civic role each has in our democracy.
Who can attend
NewsLitCamps are designed primarily for middle school and high school teachers and librarians. Space permitting, we welcome other educators and school administrators. Miami-Dade County Public School educators will receive continuing education credits for their participation (see the course titled “News Literacy” in “My Learning Plan” on the M-DCPS portal).
Bonus: Attendees will learn about NLP’s Checkology® virtual classroom, a cutting-edge comprehensive e-learning platform that complements educators’ lesson plans.
Its 13 lessons examine a variety of topics related to news literacy, including:
- The standards of quality journalism and their use in determining the credibility of information.
- Digital forensics and the varied types of misinformation.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- Press freedoms around the world.
- The evaluation of bias in news and other information.
- The importance of using accurate and truthful evidence when making arguments.
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 64 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.