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From Clickbait to Content: Tips for Teaching Current Events

More than any other generation, today’s youth are bombarded with information 24/7 on multiple and varied platforms. It is crucial that educators help students become savvy media consumers by learning to analyze news and all other kinds of sources for credibility, reliability and value.

This half-day session at the Newseum, in partnership with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), will explore ways teachers can increase news and media literacy that will enable students to make informed and well-reasoned decisions in a complex global environment. You’ll meet with media experts, peers and international industry insiders to gain strategies and ready-to-use resources for teaching media literacy to foster global citizenship.

Tentative Agenda:

2 p.m. Panel discussion and Q&A: Speakers from NewseumED (USA), The New York Times The Learning Network (USA), News-O-Matic (USA), #juniormedia (Poland) and News Decoder (France) will discuss how they are promoting global learning and share leading practices with a focus on using new technology. Participants will get tips for the classroom on ways to create a literate, civic-minded new generation.

The Civic Life of George Washington at Mount Vernon

Host: George Washington's Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon, VA
Come to Mount Vernon and The Washington Library for a full day of history and civics immersive education experiences. Get inside primary sources with a tour of the mansion and a stroll of the grounds. Lunch and ticket prices included in cost with special time with historic characters, behind the scenes access, and a preview of 2017’s professional development offerings.
Fee: $35 for members and nonmembers

Perspectives on History: Interrogating American Art

Host: Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
Use artwork to zoom in on key issues in American history. Zoom out to see those issues at play in today's world. Inquiry strategies will prompt evidence-based reasoning and argumentation.

NOTE: Attendees are on their own to reach this clinic, which is within walking distance of the convention center.

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