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Developing Media Literacy Skills in Your Classroom

This online workshop will offer participants the opportunity to explore Facing History’s approach to developing media literacy skills. 

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Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.

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This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

English & Language Arts Social Studies
Democracy & Civic Engagement

We live in a time when it can be difficult to identify reliable news sources. Increasingly, social media is being used to learn about key current events, which can make it even more difficult to determine the reliability or perspective of a news story. In our current media landscape, young people need media literacy tools to assess the news stories, articles, and videos that come through their feeds and to consider the ethics and accuracy of what they read and share. As the first state to establish requirements in teaching media literacy lessons to their curricula, we welcome New Jersey school communities to this online workshop that will explore Facing History’s approach to teaching media literacy. 

Educators will:

  • Explore Facing History’s toolkits and mini-lessons as resources that can help introduce media literacy skills into a classroom.
  • Engage with Facing History staff and fellow participants about the challenges and opportunities the impact media may have on classroom communities.
  • Begin to develop strategies and approaches that help students take stock of their media choices, explore media bias, and think about what healthy news habits they want to adopt.

While this event was designed with New Jersey educators in mind, all are invited to attend as it is being held online.

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