How can we help students navigate misinformation and a 24 hour news cycle? Join Common Sense Education as we dive into an example of a lesson that helps students navigate if they think breaking news is broken. In this interactive session, we will explore the digital citizenship skills and habits of mind that will help prepare students to break the mis/disinformation cycle, build fact checking skills, and expand their perspectives by exploring credible & diverse sources. Participants will leave with lessons and resources from Common Sense Education and across the web to help support students to be critical and not cynical when processing news online.
Presenter Bio: Barbara Huth is the Education Program Manager for Common Sense Education in the DC Metro/Mid Atlantic area. She collaborates with teachers, administrators, and education leaders to build a culture of digital citizenship, well being and engagement within our school communities. She has 15 years of experience in education and prior to joining Common Sense, Barbara was a National Board Certified High School Science Teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in integrated health studies from Kent State University and a master’s degree in comprehensive science education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.