Strategies for News Literacy in Today’s Divided Culture

November 17, 2021 Common Sense Education
Strategies for News Literacy in Today’s Divided Culture
Show Notes

This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Common Sense Education.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.

This edWeb podcast helps educators navigate the world of news and media by engaging in strong relationships with students and providing them with reliable skills and habits. 

K.C. Boyd is a Washington, D.C. librarian and News Literacy Project ambassador preparing students with essential skills in the midst of Black Lives Matter, the January 6th insurrection, and vaccine misinformation. K.C. shares how she teaches students the importance of watching local and national news, and how to identify misinformation in their news feeds by using the following teaching strategies: 

  • Active teacher listening: Teachers can better understand the student experience and moderate tough conversations
  • Finding student-friendly news sources: Identify trusted resources with journalistic integrity, but also meet students where they’re at on social media
  • Engaging in civics: Highlight ways for students to be informed about their world, understand their options, and take a stand for what they believe in

K.C. demonstrates activities and share takeaway resources that listeners to replicate her strategies with their own students. 

This edWeb podcast is of interest to school and district leaders, teachers, and librarians of middle and high school levels.

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