News and Media Literacy: Building Critical Consumers and Creators

Presented by: Kelly Mendoza, Director of Learning and Engagement, Common Sense Education
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More and more, young people (and adults) are getting their news online and from social media. There is also the increasingly problematic issue of fake news and determining credible news sources online. In an age of pervasive, fast, and on-demand information, there is a need for educators and parents to teach news and media literacy to kids.

In this webinar, Kelly Mendoza, Director of Learning and Engagement for Common Sense Education, lead an exploration of news and media literacy, including:

  • Why news and media literacy is more important than ever
  • Latest research on kids and news
  • What is “fake news” and how to spot it
  • Ways teachers can integrate news and media literacy into their curriculum
  • Rubrics you can use to assess students’ understanding of news literacy

Kelly also introduced the new News and Media Literacy Toolkit by Common Sense Education, with resources for educators to help build students’ skills to be critical media consumers and creators.