News Engagement for the Civically Engaged

News Literacy Educator Webinar

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Break out of the news fatigue! Learn strategies for yourself and for your students on how to gain control over how we consume the news and how we are sharing that information. Empower students to use news as a tool for civic engagement and create the news and social change they want to see.

Presenters & Materials

Global Perspective: Importance of News Literacy

Terry Watson, Founder of Strategies for Justice (SFJ), Community & Campus In Unity (CCU), and author of Welcome to the Sick Mind of a Sane Person

In-Practice Perspective: From the Journalism Classroom

Hannah Shumsky, English & Journalism Teacher at State College Area High School.

In-Classroom Application: Classroom Application & Lesson Plans

Alexandra List, College of Education at Penn State University

Additional Resources

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Listen to Our Podcast

Our News Over Noise podcast explores the challenge of separating spin and click-bait from good journalism and why it matters. Listen to episodes and experience real world issues and examples with our Episode Extras.

Check out podcast Episode 101: News Avoidance and Why It Matters.

Listen to Episode 101