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Sunday, February 5 • 11:15am - 12:45pm
Fact-Checking for Students: Resist Misinformation and Find Reliable Sources Online

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Evaluating the information they encounter online is an increasingly crucial skill for students. In this session, we will give examples of lessons educators can use to foster critical thinking skills and teach students how to be savvy consumers of online information. Using the PBS/KQED Media Literacy Certification mini-credential as a guide, participants will learn skills like fact-checking, lateral reading, identifying misinformation, and how to find reliable sources. In this hands-on session, participants will try out fact-checking strategies that they can later implement in class. Participants will come away with concrete strategies for facilitating the analysis of online media for middle and high school students and a list of resources to implement in their classrooms.

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Nick Ostrem

Education Engagement Specialist, PBS Wisconsin
Nick Ostrem is a 3rd - 12th grade Education Engagement Specialist with PBS Wisconsin Education. With a background in archaeology and history education, he strives to empower learners to see themselves in the past, present, and future. In his role he supports educators and students... Read More →

Sunday February 5, 2023 11:15am - 12:45pm CST