Social Studies Opinion The Insurrection Highlights the Need for Civics Learning
What if the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol had received civics and anti-bias education in school? Would it have made a difference?
Social Studies Opinion The Need for Media Literacy and Civics Education Isn't Just for Students
Lately, people have been calling for students to learn more civics education. Unfortunately, it may be the adults who really need it.
Teaching Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: How Educators Can Respond to a Post-Truth Era
America is more divided than ever—and dangerously so. We need not look any further than the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol while Congress was certifying the results of the presidential election. The denial of
Standards New Media Literacy Standards Aim to Combat 'Truth Decay'
The RAND Corporation has released a set of media literacy standards designed to help teach students to identify misinformation.
Teaching How to Talk About Social Media and the Capitol Insurrection: A Guide for Teachers
Social media played a pivotal role in the Jan. 6 mob riot at the Capitol, providing plenty of fodder for classroom discussions.
Curriculum From ‘Stunning’ to ‘Surprising’: How News of the Capitol Attack Was Repackaged for Schools
Experts criticized ed-tech company Newsela for sugarcoating the violent insurrection when it adapted an Associated Press story for schools.
Curriculum 6 Ways to Help Students Make Sense of the Capitol Siege
A week after the attack on the U.S. Capitol, teachers are helping students figure out how the country got to this point.
Teaching & Learning How to Teach the U.S. Capitol Attack: Dozens of Resources to Get You Started
Here are core themes and jumping-off places for teachers designing units that capture the complexity of the invasion of the U.S. Capitol.
Social Studies Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combatting It
Online spread of false information—like the recent claims of voter fraud—poses ongoing challenges for civics teachers.
Science Opinion The Overlooked Front in the War on Misinformation: Science Class
Media literacy belongs in science class, insists Media Literacy Now’s Andy Zucker. Here’s how to bring it there.
Classroom Technology Video Leading Ed-Tech Initiatives in a World of Changing Definitions of Literacy – Joseph Williams
Joseph Williams, executive director of technology for Southern California’s Perris Union High School District, explores technology and his experiences with student literacy, media literacy, invention literacy, and transliteracy (literate across communication platforms). Williams was recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From for his leadership in educational technology. This presentation took place at Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From event in Washington. Read more about his work: https://leaders.edweek.org/profile/joseph-williams-executive-director-educational-technology/