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Educator Workshop: Fighting Fake News

October 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Fake News Educator Workshop

Fighting Fake News presented by Newseum – Professional Development for Educators

Tuesday, October 9, 4 – 6pm. FREE. Please register online below:
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 will learn a practical approach to helping students avoid one of the major pitfalls of today’s digital media: falling for fake information. They’ll 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 will explore best practices for meeting their student’s need for enhanced media savvy in the academic realm and their daily lives.

“I really enjoyed the activity where we had to decipher whether or not something is fake news. It opened my eyes to how subtle the clues can be, and how easy it is to get trapped into the fake news cycle.” Rachel Sawdy, teacher, The Young Women’s Leadership School of Brooklyn

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. 

The mission of the Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., is to increase public understanding of the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. Visitors experience the story of news, the role of a free press in major events in history, and how the core freedoms of the First Amendment — religion, speech, press, assembly and petition — apply to their lives.

NewseumED provides free quality online resources to cultivate the skills to authenticate, analyze and evaluate information from a variety of sources and to provide historical context to current events.


October 9, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Fairfield Museum
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, 06824 United States
(203) 259-1598


Fairfield Museum
(203) 259-1598


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