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Tuesday, February 7 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Teaching Media Literacy in a World of Memes and Fake News

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Media Literacy might be the most important critical thinking skill of our time, especially in a 1:1 learning environment. What programs should we have in place to evaluate facts, identify bias and discern truth across the curriculum? This session will take a look at how we have taught media literacy in the past and the new challenges we face in teaching students who, device in hand, are connected to information at all times. Bring your devices, this session will use web-based tools and practice classroom strategies for students of all ages. 

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Shawn McCusker

Instructor & Social Studies Department Head, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 23 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher in public, private and alternative schools. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities such as the #sschat, #1to1techat and #engsschat on Twitter. Shawn continues to develop innovative implementation strategies as a teacher and Social Studies department chair at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. He is also an... Read More →



Tuesday February 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
17A