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Wednesday, March 27 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Combating Digital Misinformation: Teaching Students to Read Like Fact Checkers

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We encounter the contemporary world via screens and sophisticated evaluation skills are required to navigate the tidal wave of information available online. For every social or political issue, there are scores of groups seeking to persuade us. If students are unable to identify the interests behind the information they consume, they are easy marks for dubious causes of all kinds. Students must be able to sort through digital sources, find trustworthy information, and develop claims using evidence. Students need help learning how to do this.

Based on research examining how fact checkers evaluate online content, the Stanford History Education Group has developed new curriculum and assessments that prepare students to efficiently analyze digital sources. During this session, participants will review lesson plans, watch classroom videos, examine student work samples, and collaborate to figure out how these materials can be integrated into their own classrooms.

Session objectives:

• Participants will explore the Stanford History Education Group’s new digital literacy lessons.
• Participants will examine sample student responses to tasks embedded within the lesson.
• By engaging in a model lesson and examining sample student responses, participants will become familiar with lesson structures and common student misconceptions.
• Participants will consider ways to integrate these lesson plans into classroom instruction to help students to become more discerning consumers of online information.

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Joel Breakstone

Director, Stanford History Education Group
Joel Breakstone directs the Stanford History Education Group. He received his Ph.D. from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Along with Mark Smith and Sam Wineburg, he led the development of SHEG's assessment website, Beyond the Bubble. He received the Larry Metcalf Exemplary... Read More →

Wednesday March 27, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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