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Facing History and Ourselves and The News Literacy Project are teaming up to produce two exciting, one-hour interactive online summits about key topics in news literacy for teachers and their students. The summits will allow students from across the United States to virtually engage with an experienced journalist, and each other, around important themes of news literacy and digital citizenship.
In our media-saturated world, we are inundated with images, in a variety of formats and media. So how do we make sense of what we are seeing? The second summit, Power and Pitfall of Images: How to Look at Images Online will feature Andrew Katz, TIME’s Senior Multimedia Editor, and engage students with visual literacy strategies, and how we might be responsible consumers, sharers, and producers of journalistic images. It will be a virtual, interactive conversation between Mr. Katz and students.
Because the summit will be interactive, we recommend participating in a one-to-many format using a projector or smartboard, for capacity purposes. If you would like to have some or all of your students join one-to-one, please contact Facing History Online Learning. For logistical purposes, classrooms and students will not have access to camera and microphone privileges but will participate in the conversation through twitter.