January 2019
Partner Spotlight on MediaWise:
More Than Just Fact Checking

Professional fact checkers and platforms alone cannot solve the problem of rampant online misinformation. There are too many hoaxers and too many opportunists. To fully combat the spread of misinformation online, we must teach a new generation to be more skilled evaluators of digital content. MediaWise is part of the Google News Initiative, funded by Google.org, and aims to teach 1 million teenagers how to spot fake news on the internet by 2020, with at least half of them coming from underserved or low-income communities. To read the full spotlight click here.
Host a State of the Union Action Party
Members of the 22×20 campaign network will host parties to support teen voices on the future of the country and important issues facing their communities. The 22×20 campaign launched in 2018 with several action parties across the country. These occurred before, during and after the State of the Union (SOTU). You can join them in 2019! To sign up please click here.
February 5 & February 15
8:30am - 3:30pm EST
Media Arts Lab
Pleasantville, NY
Created Equal: Image, Sound and Story
On Febuary 5th and 15th, the Jacob Burns Film Center will be holding Created Equal: Image, Sound, and Story  professional development workshops. This interdisciplinary curriculum and professional development program prepares eighth graders to learn the history of a seminal moment in the Civil Rights movement in America, understand the power of people and the media to advance social change, and share their own story about racial justice through the creation of multimedia arts projects. This program is designed for Social Studies and ELA teachers in grade 8. Sign up for the event here.
Friday, March 1
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Loyola University Maryland
 Timonium, Maryland
Media Literacy Curriculum and Instruction
for Social Justice Education
Join Loyola University Maryland's  Curriculum and Instruction for Social Justice   Master's Program along with co-host,  The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) , for a vibrant day dedicated to helping K-12 teachers teach their students to "access, analyze, evaluate, create and act" using all forms of media communications for the purpose of social justice. For more information, visit the website  here . Register for the event  here.
Lesson plan: Covington Catholic
through a media literacy lens
PBS News Hour is offering a media literacy lesson plan based on the Covington Catholic incident. This is a teacher resource for grade levels 7-12. Here is a sneak peak of the essential questions of this lesson plan:

  • How would different people interpret the incident at the Lincoln Memorial differently?
  • Why were the reactions from various viewpoints so strong?
  • Why is it important to understand the context of a situation before reacting and responding? 

To see the full lesson plan please click here .
Black History Month Resources
From Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" to a timeline on major events in the fight for racial equality,  NewseumED  offers numerous online resources to observe Black History Month. Their   Making a Change: The First Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement EDCollection   includes media literacy lessons designed to get students to think critically about news coverage of people and events. Students learn how the press works and the social and technological challenges reporters faced then and now. Click here for more info .
Public libraries partner with NewsGuard
to advance News Literacy
What do  Toledo , Palo Alto, and  Hawaii  have in common? They all have partnered or are developing partnerships with NewsGuard to advance news literacy among patrons in their public libraries. The library partners install NewsGuard's extension on public computers and provide printed materials to patrons. In the coming months, Newsguard will continue to work with school districts and librarians on this initiative.
Media Literacy Two-Part Webinar Series: Increasing Student Engagement Through Voice and Choice
The Secondary Literacy Partnership is excited to partner with KQED to present a two-part webinar series showcasing resources and strategies for including a media literacy lens in secondary classrooms, including teacher and student use of KQED’s free digital curriculum, KQED Learn, as well as their online courses and resources.
February 13, 2019
3:30-4:45 PST
"Media literacy across the standards"

February 27, 2019
3:30- 4:45 PST
Online professional learning for media literacy across the standards
Emerson College: Engagement Lab
Annual Report, New Logo, New Website!
2018 was a big year for the Engagement Lab . Not only did they enter their ninth year of operation, but their mission became more important than ever before. Last year, they embarked on three new initiatives —  Health Advocacy, Trust in the News, and Smart Cities . Across these initiatives, they emphasize media literacy skills and find ways for media and technology to strengthen civic participation and engagement for everyone. To read their annual report please click here .

They even found time to create a new logo and design a new website! Check it out here.
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