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.
Free, with admission
- Learning Center (max 36)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
ISTE: 3b. Knowledge ConstructorStudents evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.