Combating Fake News: How Teachers and Librarians Can Promote Critical Thinking panel discussion on April 19

Published: April 10, 2017
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Most students don’t know how to identify fake news, according to a recent study. Join librarians from CU Boulder, Boulder Valley School District, and Denver Public Schools for a panel discussion about how teachers and librarians are a pivotal force in helping students critically engage with information and sort out fake news. 

The panel will include:

  • Sheena Kelly, Peak to Peak Charter School, Boulder Valley School District
  • Maura Rhodes, Fairview High School, Boulder Valley School District
  • Kim Butler, Birch Elementary, Boulder Valley School District
  • Megan McQuinn, Farrell B. Howell EC-8, Denver Public Schools

How can partnerships among teachers and teacher librarians promote critical thinking, digital literacy, and engaged citizenship? What can teachers do to foster information literacy if their school doesn’t have a teacher librarian or media specialist? How can teachers help scaffold information literacy throughout elementary and secondary curricula and assignments? Join us Wednesday, April 19 to find out. 

Combating Fake News: How Teachers and Librarians Can Promote Critical Thinking
Wednesday, April 19, 5-6 p.m.
Education Building, Room 231
Free and open to the public

For more information, contact Lindsay Roberts.