Session Number W3-02

9:40 am - 10:30 am
Teaching Media Literacy in an Era of Fake News
Kerry Gallagher, Assistant Principal, Teaching & Learning, St. John's Prep

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
We hear a lot about "fake news," but that term is really a symptom of the lack of media literacy in a digital age where information is instant. In fact, Stanford Graduate School of Education found that more than 80% of middle and high school students were unable to distinguish between advertisements and real news stories. This session includes advice from educators, journalists, media literacy experts, and emotional intelligence researchers on how to bring critical media literacy skills to your classroom so students are able to make informed decisions about the media that bombards them every day.