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Monday, February 26 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
News and Media Literacy - Building Critical Consumers and Creators

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More and more, young people (and adults) are getting their news online and from social media. There is also the increasingly problematic issue of fake news and determining credible news sources online. In an age of pervasive, fast, and on-demand information, there is a need for educators and parents to teach news and media literacy to kids.This session takes us on an exploration of news and media literacy, including: -Why news and media literacy is more important than ever -Latest research on kids and news -What is “fake news” and how to spot it -Ways teachers can integrate news and media literacy into their curriculum -Rubrics you can use to assess students’ understanding of news literacy

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Steve Garton

Senior Manager, Common Sense Education
Steve Garton is a Senior Manager for Common Sense Education in the Learning Solutions program. He is an expert in meaningful technology integration, particularly in large-scale initiatives. He supports districts with professional development planning, program monitoring, student assessment... Read More →


Monday February 26, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Schaumburg E-2


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