I’m excited to be co-leading two free online workshops for teachers on how to spot misinformation and teach your students to do the same on October 26 and 27. Check out the details and sign up links below.
Fight Misinformation and Check Facts Like a Pro
October 26, 4-5pm PDT
Online workshop; for grade K-12 educators (Free)
Support students to develop healthy skepticism without turning into cynics as they build online research and reasoning skills. In this interactive workshop, learn how professional fact checkers avoid falling for misinformation, then practice identifying and evaluating credible sources using a variety of methods, including our favorite game: Share or Beware! You’ll leave with ideas, teaching tips and ready-to-use resources to help students find reliable sources no matter where they click.
Share or Beware: Help Students Fight Misinformation Once Click at a Time
October 27, 2-3pm PDT
edWebinar; for grade K-12 educators (Free)
This Media Literacy Week, support your students as they learn to develop healthy skepticism without turning into cynics. Along the way, they’ll gain vital online reasoning skills and avoid the misinformation pitfalls of social media. You’ll learn from an educator who makes online evaluation a key part of her curriculum and explore how professional fact checkers evaluate information. Then, you’ll practice identifying credible sources using a variety of methods, including our fun, interactive game, Share or Beware. You’ll leave with ideas, teaching tips, and ready-to-use resources to help students find reliable sources no matter where they click.
Check out all our upcoming professional learning workshops for educators at teach.kqed.org/p/events.