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Welcome to Deeper Learning 2017!
March 29-31 San Diego, California

At DL2017 you will:

  • Experience deeper learning for yourself through deep dives, interactive workshops and an innovative MakerStudio.
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Wednesday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Facing Ferguson: A News Literacy Case Study FILLING

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How can people have such different views of the same events? How is social media changing the news and information landscape? What does it mean for a society when citizens can create and share news and information about breaking news events, often before news media? How can journalists and citizens alike determine the credibility of the news and information they encounter? What function should the press play in a democracy? This session explores these questions through a news literacy case study, with the goal of helping students become effective and informed civic participants in a digital age. Using the news and social media coverage of the recent events in Ferguson, Mo., as a case study, teachers will be prepared to explore the ways that our identities influence our perspectives, understand how confirmation and other implicit biases can steer our attention and shape our understanding of the world, explore the many choices journalists make and the impact of those choices, and learn how to use news literacy skills and concepts as a set of critical thinking tools to evaluate the credibility of information and make informed decisions.


Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HTE 113

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