Fight Fake News: Media literacy for students
September 16, 2018
Arm any middle or high school student against the sway of fake news with this free media literacy webinar, presented by edWeb.net and Tiffany “Mighty Little Librarian” Whitehead.
BEchat edWebinar: Fight Fake News—Media literacy for students
Monday, October 15, 2018, 3-4 PM CST
Teaching news literacy is more necessary and challenging than ever in a world where news is delivered at a constant pace from a broad range of sources. Since social media and filter bubbles can make it challenging to access unbiased, factual information, we must equip students to be critical as they access news sources for a variety of purposes. This live, interactive edWebinar will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.
Tiffany Whitehead, School Librarian at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge in Louisiana, will share:
- A strategy to develop fun, original lessons about media literacy.
- Fresh approaches that move students toward better news smarts.
- Three CCSS-aligned sample lesson plans for K-12 classrooms
- Teacher and librarian collaboration opportunities that support powerful student outcomes.
Elementary through higher education level teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders will benefit from attending this session. There will be time to get your questions answered after Tiffany’s presentation.
edWeb members can download a personalized CE certificate from their edWebinar transcript the day after the presentation. Join here!
About Tiffany Whitehead:
Tiffany Whitehead, aka the Mighty Little Librarian, is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is the director of library at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Tiffany earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University, and her graduate degree in educational technology leadership from Northwestern State University. She has served as the president for ISTE’s Librarians Network and was recognized as one of ISTE’s 2014 Emerging Leaders. Tiffany is National Board Certified in Library Media and was named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers. She was the 2016 recipient of the Louisiana Library Media Specialist Award. She frequently speaks at local, state, and national conferences, sharing her passion for libraries and educational technology.
edWeb.net was founded 10 years ago. It’s a free professional learning network that hosts online communities and engaging edWebinars for educators – anytime, anywhere. In a world that offers a plethora of online tools to choose from, edWeb fulfills the need for a professional social and learning network that is focused on the needs of educators. We’ve received wonderful awards and recognition for our work. Our edWebinars are gaining state-level approval for teacher re-licensure.
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