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 Helping Students Spot Fake News

To better help students learn to evaluate information, educators can participate in one of two upcoming Information Literacy Summit events organized by the San Diego County Office of Education.

Stanford University researchers recently found that their students could not properly evaluate online sources of information during the recent presidential campaign. For students to learn these critical skills, information literacy must be specifically taught.

The Information Literacy Leadership Summit is designed for K-12 teacher leaders, site administrators, and district administrators to learn how to:

  • Use student-centered questions to drive the research process
  • Incorporate personal interests into the curriculum to foster engagement
  • Create and share information to drive authentic assessment
  • Evaluate the credibility of sources of information
  • Promote the ethical use of information with regard to plagiarism and copyright

Keynote speaker Glen Warren is the director of Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries in the Encinitas Union School District. A former Orange County Teacher of the Year, Warren is also a nationally recognized presenter on information literacy, educational technology, and student engagement.

The next information literacy summits will also be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 6 at the South County Regional Education Center in National City; and from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the North County Regional Education Center in San Marcos.

Follow the links below to register.

South County Regional Education Center

Sept. 6

North County Regional Education Center

Oct. 13