Presented by Tiffany Whitehead, School Librarian, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, LA
Sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning
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 towards better news smarts
- Three CCSS-aligned sample lesson plans for middle and high school 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.
About the Presenter
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.
Fight The Fake: Fuel discussions with YouTube: https://britannicalearn.com/blog/fight-the-fake-youtube/
How to choose your news Damon Brown: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-choose-your-news-damon-brown
Common Sense Media: Digital citizenship curriculum.
http://www.choices.edu/ Brown U Filtering News and Information
above the news: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4K10PNjqgGLKA3lo5V8KdQ
I’m now avoiding the term bias (too loaded and my kids automatically think “bad”). “Perspective” works better with my kids.
Filter Bubbles, Eli Pariser, TED talk https://www.ted.com/talks/eli_pariser_beware_online_filter
more on fake news in this IMS blog