Exploring the Misinformation Landscape
Learn how to teach students to stop using the term “fake news” and to identify the many types of misleading, inaccurate and false information that they encounter every day. This session includes timely examples of misinformation you can use to engage students in news literacy and civic learning, and to teach them essential digital verification skills and tools to empower them as fact-checkers.
In this webinar, you will learn:
• how to help students recognize misinformation online;
• the primary reasons people create and share misinformation;
• how to help students debunk misinformation using the tools and methods that professional fact-checkers use; and
• how to use examples of misinformation as a “side-door” to civic engagement.
Peter Adams is the News Literacy Project’s senior vice president of education and has been with the organization since 2009. He began his career in education as a classroom teacher in the New York City schools. He has also worked as a trainer with the New York City Teaching Fellows Program, a youth media after-school instructor in the Chicago public schools and an adjunct instructor at Roosevelt University and Chicago City Colleges.