Newseum’s 2017 Summer Teacher Institute on Fake News

Apr 11, 2017

Newseum: “Truth, Lies and Consequences: Real Media Literacy for a Fake News World”

Washington D.C.

Cost: Free

July 12th – July 14th 2017


Are you looking for ways to help your students tell real news from fake news? Understand their roles as both media consumers and contributors?

The Newseum is excited to tackle these subjects in a three-day summer teacher institute.  This unique professional development opportunity will explore the challenges and opportunities of today’s participatory media landscape from both student and educator perspectives. Attendees will deepen their understanding of information production and consumption and the power of the First Amendment through workshops, exhibit exploration, collaborative sharing and creative thinking.

The institute runs 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday on each day. Complimentary lunch will be provided each day. The schedule includes hands-on activities, discussions with an archivist and independent museum exploration. Significant time will be dedicated to developing new resources and activities to take back to the classroom.

An institute alum, Kathy Smith of Chattahoochee High School, said after attending, “What a dizzying, electrifying, energizing, and craft-changing workshop this has been. I have gotten endless ideas for lesson plans, digital tools, strategies, and resources to use this year.”

Head to the website for more information. Applications are accepted until May 7th.