Join the News Literacy Project for a NewsLitCamp® in New York City!
Join the News Literacy Project, the New York City Department of Education and Bloomberg News on Monday, Jan. 27, for a highly engaging, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with experienced 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 today at this link (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat: http://bit.ly/NYCnewslitcamp.
NewsLitCamp is a day-long professional development experience based on an “edcamp” style of continuing education. 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.
Educators will meet at Bloomberg, 731 Lexington Ave., on Monday, Jan. 27, for a full day of free workshops and interactions with experts from the News Literacy Project and journalists from Bloomberg News.
Breakfast and networking begin at 8 a.m.; NewsLitCamp starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
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 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 news-gathering process. These sessions aim to demystify and explain what distinguishes quality journalism. Check out our NewsLitCamp video for a quick look at what the day can offer you and your students.
NYCDOE participants can receive up to seven hours of CTLE credit (you must sign up with your DOE email: schools.nyc.gov). Participants from other schools can apply for credit within their districts.
Who can attend
NewsLitCamps are designed primarily for middle school 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:
- The standards of quality journalism.
- The First Amendment.
- Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
- Press freedoms around the world.
About Bloomberg News
Bloomberg News, a division of Bloomberg LP, is an international news agency headquartered in New York. Its reporting is disseminated through the Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Television, Bloomberg Radio, Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Markets, Bloomberg.com and Bloomberg’s mobile platforms. Using the power of technology, Bloomberg connects the world’s decision-makers to accurate information on the financial markets — and helps them make faster, smarter decisions.
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project in partnership with Bloomberg News.
Photo Caption: Reporter Tim Mak and deputy managing editor Terence Samuel leading a session with educators at our NewsLitCamp at NPR in Washington, August 2019. Photo Credit: Andrea Lin / The News Literacy Project.