Teaching and Understanding Fake News and Media Literacy in the Secondary Classroom – Grades 6-12

Date:  March 14, 2018

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Location:  WRESA

Registration Fee:  $50

Registration Deadline:  March 7, 2018


We live in a media-saturated world and it is a big part of our students’ daily lives. Whether they are posting on social media, watching a YouTube video, playing a video game or reading a magazine, they are being influenced by the images they see and the ideas presented. This 6-12 workshop will focus on Media Literacy in the classroom. Participants will learn how to:

  • Teach students to ask the right questions and think critically to become wise consumers of media.
  • Guide students to deconstruct media using the Center for Media Literacy Framework
  • Practice real-life digital literacy skills such as how to read online, creating and share a YouTube video, and gauging the validity of a website.
  • Implement lessons in which students create media instead of consuming it.
  • Leave with ready-made lessons to use in your classroom tomorrow.

Come and join Kendra Cameron Jarvis, Buncombe County Schools Digital Learning Facilitator, for a workshop to learn how teachers can help students effectively filter media messages. We will be using technology, so bring your laptop. This class could count for content. For more information, contact Dr. April Spencer at aspencer@wresa.org, 828.774.5681. ext. 20. Contact Hours: 5