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Sunday, March 31 • 12:45pm - 2:35pm
Spot the fake: Using fake news to strengthen students’ information literacy skills

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Fake news isn’t new: deliberate misinformation--disinformation in the form of propaganda, hoaxes and pranks--has been around for centuries. Today, disinformation is trickier than ever to identify, viral in scope, and often irresistible in its lure. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the telltale signs of "fake" news and the strategies to critique and question internet sources in a global context, try out online evaluation tools and review print materials that can be used with their students in grades 5-12, and access a curated array of resources that can be used for their own media literacy lessons and/or be co-taught with classroom teachers in English Language Arts, Social Studies, or Journalism. Link to our Google Slideshow.

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Deeth Ellis

Head Librarian, Boston Latin School
Ms. Ellis has been the head librarian at the Harry V. Keefe Library at Boston Latin School since 2013. She received her B.A. in History at Bennington College in Vermont (1987), a M.L.S. at Simmons College (2006), and an administrative license from Boston University through The Education... Read More →
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Carolyn Jacobs

Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement, WGBH Education
Carolyn Jacobs is Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement at WGBH Education. Prior to joining WGBH 12 years ago, Carolyn taught ELL to adults in corporate settings and prior to that she owned and managed Chicago Parent NewsMagazine. Carolyn earned a M.Ed. in Reading from... Read More →
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Lisa Rogers

Elementary Library Teacher, Wellesley Public Schools
Lisa Rogers is an elementary librarian and a former daily news reporter and editor.  She has a BA in English literature from The College of William and Mary, an MA from Boston College in English Literature and an MLS from Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of... Read More →

Sunday March 31, 2019 12:45pm - 2:35pm EDT