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Fighting Fake News — Educators Workshop

Arm your students with the skills they need to strike a balance between cynic and sucker as they navigate a media landscape where real and fake sometimes look all too similar.

In "Fighting Fake News: How to Help Your Students Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers," teachers will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information. They’ll examine real-life case studies that bring to life the challenges of today’s media landscape and model an easy-to-remember and easy-to-implement strategy for staying a step ahead. Throughout the session, discussion and activities will explore best practices for meeting their student’s need for enhanced media savvy in the academic realm and their daily lives.
"I really enjoyed the activity where we had to decipher whether or not something is fake news. It opened my eyes to how subtle the clues can be, and how easy it is to get trapped into the fake news cycle." Rachel Sawdy, teacher, The Young Women's Leadership School of Brooklyn
 

Booking Information

The workshop includes an interactive lesson with a Newseum educator, teaching strategies and resources. This class requires a minimum of 12 educators and a maximum of 36 in the Learning Center classroom.

Newseum Education has a limited number of laptops onsite for educators to use during this session. We recommend your group has at least one device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) for every three participants.

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How to register and enroll

For more details on options, customizations and pricing, or to book a workshop, please call the Education reservation line at 202/292-6650 or write to educationprograms@newseum.org. Workshops must be requested at least one week in advance. We recommend arriving at the Newseum no later than 15 minutes before your scheduled workshop time.

Cancellation policy:

If you need to reschedule or cancel your workshop, please contact the Education Department at 202/292-6650 OR write to educationprograms@newseum.org before the date of your scheduled visit. All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds for no shows or unused tickets.

Accessibility Questions?

Assistance (e.g. ASL interpretation, assistive listening, description) for programs/tours can be arranged with at least seven business days’ notice. Please contact AccessUs at AccessUs@newseum.org or by calling 202/292-6453.

  • Topics:
    Current Events
    Journalism
    News & Media
  • Theme:
    Media Literacy
  • Level:
    Educators
  • Cost:
    Call for pricing.
  • Duration:
    90 minutes
  • Days Offered:
    Monday through Friday
  • Time Offered:
    between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Capacity:
    max 36 participants in the Learning Center
  • Minimum Enrollment:
    12 participants
  • Grade:
    Professional Development
  • Format:
    At the Newseum

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