News Literacy for Young Students

In a world inundated with information, it’s crucial to equip our young learners with the skills to navigate news responsibly. In this informative session, we’ll delve into the importance of cultivating critical thinking skills in the digital age. Our experts will share practical strategies to help your children distinguish between credible news sources and misinformation. From understanding the basics of fact-checking to developing a healthy skepticism, we’ll explore ways to nurture a generation of informed and discerning citizens.

Guest: Pamela Brunskill, News Literacy Project

Biography: Pamela Brunskill is a senior manager of education design at the News Literacy Project (NLP). Pamela joined NLP in August 2021 after 20 years of experience in education and education publishing. She was a teacher in Clarence and Williamsville, New York; a literacy coach at Enterprise Charter School; and an adjunct instructor at Bloomsburg University, Bucknell University and the University at Buffalo. As a literacy specialist and consultant, she worked to align and enhance K-8 writing programs in Western New York. She also founded and operated Authors and Educators, a company dedicated to developing curriculum resources for publishers and authors. Additionally, she authored five books for the education market and co-authored Information Literacy: Separating Fact from Fiction. Pamela holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from SUNY College at Buffalo and a master’s degree in education from the University at Buffalo.

Resource Links:

Newslit.org
Checkology, web-based platform that includes lessons from real-world experts
RumorGuard, how to recognize misinformation and stop it in its tracks