NewsLitCamp helps teachers & librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinformation.
Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), Star Tribune, MPR News and Sourcewell Technology on June 15 for NewsLitCamp, a virtual teacher-centered day of professional learning featuring breakout sessions with Minnesota journalists.
NewsLitCamp is an immersive, free professional development experience primarily for middle and high school educators. It features topical sessions (selected with input from participants) led by journalists and news literacy experts, designed to empower you to teach news literacy.
This event is made possible with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and is part of a series of NewsLitCamps led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration with a diverse group of news organizations around the country.
Educators from St. Paul, Duluth and other Minnesota school districts are invited to join us for a day of free synchronous sessions and live interactions with Star Tribune journalists and experts from the News Literacy Project: 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m. CT.
In mid-May, educators will be prompted to create a Sched.com account to access related materials and Zoom links. Sched will be the home base for all of the event activities.
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 help teachers and librarians develop 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.
Who can attend
This NewsLitCamp is designed primarily for middle and high school teachers and media specialists in Minnesota. Space permitting, we also will welcome school administrators, post-secondary and international educators. Please email [email protected] with questions.
You’ll learn about the Checkology® virtual classroom, our free, easy-to-use platform full of engaging news literacy learning experiences. Its 14 lessons can be used remotely or in-person and are easily integrated into variety of subject areas, with lesson topics like:
- The standards of quality journalism.
- News judgment.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- News media bias.
About Star Tribune Media Company
Star Tribune Media Company LLC is a locally owned, award-winning media company serving Minnesota and the upper Midwest. With the most-visited local news website, the third-largest Sunday and sixth-largest daily circulation metro print newspaper in the U.S., a range of home-delivered advertising solutions, and a growing portfolio of events, Star Tribune reaches more consumers than any other Minnesota media brand. For more information, visit www.startribunecompany.com
Email Miriam Romais, NLP’s senior manager of education and training, at [email protected], Kate Indrelie, Sourcewell Technology’s education technology consultant, at [email protected], or Ann Kaste, Minnetonka High School’s information and digital learning coordinator, at [email protected]
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.