Know your “Fake News”

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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

Follett Training

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Follett with Dave!

The shutdown changed everything, including the way we manage the library.  Suddenly, we needed to figure out how to do the normal tasks in a different way; and, it provided time to tackle some of those tasks that we’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t had time for (or, in some cases, haven’t ever done before).  Many people have the same questions so we meet weekly to discuss weeding, inventory, ordering, and other day-to-day tools to handle the job as we adapt to this strange new world.

He currently has been meeting with Davis, Granite, Salt Lake, Canyons, Provo, and a few districts in Idaho.

Check with your district library administrators for more information or contact Dave Brown to set up a time.

NLP PD

News Literacy Project. PD options.

We recently asked educators what they most wanted us to feature in professional development webinars. Using that feedback, the News Literacy Project is holding a series of four free webinars, addressing essential news literacy topics, every Thursday in May (May 7, 14, 21 and 28) at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT:

Sessions descriptions and dates: (You must register for each one separately) 

What it means to be ‘news-literate’: The skills students need to know – May 7th 
We’ll provide an overview of the news literacy skills that students must learn to be reliably informed, such as recognizing the difference between news and opinion, identifying misinformation, evaluating evidence, using fact-checking and digital verification tools, and discerning various types and forms of bias. (Note: this is a repeat of the previous webinar on April 7th) 
Register: https://newslitproject.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zuyD7xEPTVe0QGwdkj7bvQ

Exploring the misinformation landscape – May 14th 
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

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

Understanding bias: A nuanced approach to a vital news literacy topic – May 28th 
Bias is one of the most controversial and important subjects in news literacy. People frequently perceive and allege bias in news coverage — but what does this really mean? What makes a piece of news biased, and who decides? What role do our own biases play in our perceptions of bias? In this session, we’ll help you teach this vital, complex topic in ways that empower students to meaningfully evaluate the fairness and impartiality of news coverage. 
Register: https://newslitproject.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dEGvrAoKS2Sv45ynB2p7Og

We are allotting 90 minutes for each session to ensure we are able to address all questions during the Q&A period. Following each webinar, we will share the recording as well as additional links and resources via email.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.

Sincerely,

John C. Silva, NBCT Director of Education E: jsilva@newslit.org

Digital Resources for K-12 | Learning in the Age of COVID

Monday, April 27, 2020
2-3 PM ET, 11 AM-12 PM PT

It’s a new age for learning and education. Content and tools are widely available, but what are the best resources and how best to use them in this uncharted landscape? Join our panel of experts for a critical discussion about digital resources, along with curated recommendations and guidance on their use.

Register Now!
Panelists

Gary Price, MLIS, Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET

Melissa Techman, MLS, NBCT, School Librarian, Albemarle Co Public Schools

Moderator

Rebecca Jozwiak, School Library Journal

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Can’t make it April 27th? No problem!
Register now and we will email you when the webcast is available for on-demand viewing.

Lemma Shomali, Director of K-12 Products, Gale, A Cengage Company