Webinar: STEM-aligned media and news literacy lessons for your classroom
Wednesday, Sept. 28
7-8 p.m. ET/4-5 p.m. PT
Join us for a free educator webinar to explore a trio of brand-new STEM-aligned Checkology® lessons! Topics covered in the new lessons include climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines, medical misinformation, pseudoscience and conspiratorial thinking. The lessons support the development of science and engineering practices, such as analyzing and interpreting data, engaging in arguments for evidence and using mathematics and computational thinking.
Register here for this free webinar.
Checkology is a FREE browser-based e-learning platform with nearly 20 classroom-ready, expert-hosted lessons, as well as dozens of supplementary activities, exercises and challenges.
The new trio of STEM-aligned Checkology lessons includes:
- “Evaluating Science-Based Claims,” which explores how to recognize science-based claims and evaluate their credibility. Students also consider why people deny science and explore science journalism.
- “Be Health Informed,” which explores how to make sense of the health and wellness information vying for our attention. Students also discover how to avoid being misled.
- “Making Sense of Data,” which examines how we create, interact with, and are influenced by data in all aspects of our lives. Students also learn how to evaluate the accuracy of data-based claims and visualizations.
During the webinar, NLP staff and subject-matter experts will provide an overview of the lessons. They will share teaching tips and best practices for incorporating the lessons and related activities into your curriculum. Don’t miss this opportunity to get a jump on your STEM-aligned media and news literacy plans this fall!
Please email any questions to Shaelynn Farnsworth.