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Educator Workshop: Fighting Fake News presented by Newseum

Date/Time

Oct 9, 2018
04:00 PM until 06:00 PM

Description

Arm your students with the skills they need to strike a balance between cynic and sucker as they navigate a media landscape where real and fake sometimes look all too similar.In Fighting Fake News: How to Help Your Students Outsmart Trolls and Troublemakers, teachers learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information. Examine real-life case studies that bring to life the challenges of today’s media landscape and model an easy-to-remember and easy-to-implement strategy for staying a step ahead. Throughout the session, discussion and activities explore best practices for meeting students’ need for enhanced media savvy in the academic realm and their daily lives.

Register online here: www.fairfieldhistory.org/events/pd-oct-2018/ 

This program is presented with thanks to Connecticut Humanities, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities that provides opportunities to explore the history, literature and the vibrant culture that make our state, cities and towns attractive places to live and work. It is also part of CTH’s year-long exploration, “Fake News is it Real? Journalism in the Age of Social Media,” and the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” Initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.  We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Learn more by visiting cthumanities.org.

Professional Development generously sponsored by First County Bank Foundation.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT

Additional Information

Sponsor

Fairfield Museum and History Center

Phone

203-259-1598

Contact name

Visitor Services Manager

Contact email

visitorservice@fairfieldhs.org

Region:

Fairfield

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