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What you'll learn

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 will 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 students' need for enhanced media savvy in the academic realm and their daily lives.

This workshop includes an interactive lesson with a Newseum educator, teaching strategies and resources. 

Grade(s)
  • Educator
Duration
90 minutes
Day(s) offered
Monday-Friday
Time(s) offered
9 a.m.–3 p.m. ET
Cost

Free, with admission

Venue and Capacity
  • Learning Center (max 36)
Minimum enrollment
12 participants
Enrollment type
Registration required

This workshop is for groups of at least 12 people. For more details on options or customizations (extra fee), please call the education reservation line at 202/292-6650 or write to educationprograms@freedomforum.org. Workshops must be requested at least one week in advance. We recommend arriving at the Newseum at least 15 minutes before your scheduled workshop time.

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

 

You can register by completing our online form
, calling 202/292-6650 or emailing educationprograms@freedomforum.org.

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

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.

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