Spring is coming, so it must be time for the New Young Adult Literature class. I’ve included the MIDAS and JPLS course numbers on the enclosed graphic. If you can share this with your teachers, that would be great. The course is designed for anyone who likes books – what subject they teach doesn’t matter. Last year I had a PE teacher and a school counselor join!
Join us for a FREE NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration
Science (ARES) interactive webinar. This live interactive presentation
will be for educators (formal and informal educators). NASA scientist
and Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) team member Dr. Elizabeth Rampe, will share
her career path to NASA as well as her passion, knowledge and expertise about
Mars, the MSL (Curiosity) Mission and preview the upcoming Mars 2020 Mission.
The presentation will last approximately 40 minutes followed by an optional
~15-20 minutes of Q&A. [Note: If
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As this event is open to any interested formal or informal
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Teaching digital verification to spark news literacy learning – May 21st Dive deep into the tools and skills needed to verify the authenticity of information, and learn to create engaging fact-checking investigations that inspire students to investigate viral content. Topics include using reverse image searches to determine authenticity; researching domain registration to discover a website’s owner; using archivers to explore deleted or changed content; developing keen observation skills to detect false context; and using Google Street View to confirm locations. Access to News Literacy Project resources and classroom-ready examples is included. Register:https://newslitproject.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XCuUGtjUQZufWMfgnxoTkQ
More information. Learn how to teach students to stop using the phrase “fake news” and to identify the many types of misleading, inaccurate and false information that they encounter every day. We use examples of misinformation to engage students in news literacy and civic learning, and we introduce digital verification skills and tools for debunking manipulated and false images. We also explain the standards of quality journalism, such as fairness, verification, balance and context. Register:https://newslitproject.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kT2dgRaKTDW7Dt5cPLRaMA