NewsLitCamp helps teachers & librarians develop expertise in news literacy, demystifying what distinguishes quality journalism from misinfo.
About this Event
Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), the San José Public Library and NBC Bay Area on Dec. 2 and 3 for a virtual, teacher-centered NewsLitCamp featuring breakout sessions with local journalists. This program is part of a series of NewsLitCamp events led by the News Literacy Project in collaboration with a diverse group of news organizations around the country.
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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 below for a quick look at what the event can offer you.
Join us for several hours of free workshops and interactions with NBC Bay Area anchors, reporters and experts from the News Literacy Project. After registering on Eventbrite, educators will be prompted to create a Sched.com account, which will be the home base for all of the event activities, including access to the Zoom links on the day of the event.
Sessions will be held on Wed. and Thurs. Dec. 2 and 3 from 3-6 p.m. PT.
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 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.
Participating educators will receive a certificate of attendance so they can apply for continuing education credits within their districts.
Who can attend: NewsLitCamp is designed primarily for middle and high school teachers and media specialists. Space permitting, we also will welcome school administrators and post-secondary and international educators. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Bonus: You’ll learn about our Checkology® virtual classroom, a free 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 NBC Bay Area
Owned by NBC Universal, NBC Bay Area/KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. Along with broadcasting NBC’s award-winning daytime, prime-time and late-night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week for television along with continuous news coverage at nbcbayarea.com and multiple other digital platforms.
San José Public Library enriches lives by fostering lifelong learning and by ensuring that every member of the community has access to a vast array of ideas and information.
This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is sponsored by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Top photo: Educators with business reporter Shwanika Narayan at our NewsLitCamp at the San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 2019. Photo Credit: Miriam Romais / The News Literacy Project.