NLP’s director of educator network expansion and 2021 Educator of the Year share news literacy strategies
On Oct. 28, the School Library Journal held SLJ Summit: In Community, a virtual gathering about how community can mean a lot of things, noting that we all work and live in the context of community.
The summit featured Shaelynn Farnsworth, director of network expansion at the News Literacy Project, and Kelly Vikstrom-Hoyt, director of library services at The Overlake School in Redmond, Washington, and NLP’s 2021 Educator of the Year. Their presentation, “Tips and Tricks for Integrating News Literacy in the 6-12 Classroom,” underscored why it is essential for students to determine fact from fiction, fight misinformation and become smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.
Following the summit, SLJ summarized the presentation in this write-up.