Wednesday 24 February 2021

Feelings are not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students

Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Feelings Are Not Facts: How to Raise Conspiracy-Resistant Students

Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School (CT); and Jacquelyn Whiting, Innovation and Technology Specialist, Cooperative Educational Services

Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources



The recording will be posted on this page after the live session. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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The year is young and yet one thing is clear: “Conspiracy” is already the buzzword of 2021. Public health and politics are both in crisis, and no matter where one stands on either of these issues, one is likely to be accused of ascribing to one conspiracy or another, or another, or another.

As educators, we are expected to teach facts as truth. This is immeasurably harder when students rely on confirmation bias rather than sound research practices to find fact-based truth. In this edWebinar, Jacquelyn Whiting and Michelle Luhtala, coauthors of News Literacy: The Keys to Combating Fake News (2018), will share new lessons that teach 6-12 grade learners to become fact-based truth finders.

This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers and librarians of grades 6-12. Michelle and Jacquelyn will answer questions throughout the session.


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