Frontiers of Innovation: Curriculum Change in Online Learning Environments


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Westin Wall Centre Vancouver Airport Hotel - 3099 Corvette Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4K3

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Thursday, April 19 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
* Fake News! Discerning Truth from Fiction in Media FILLING

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Bias and false news in the media shifts public perspective and has the power to alter events as they transpire. In this workshop, we'll investigate the role of the media in past events, and how to teach students to better understand events reported in the news today. With the new curriculum, each educator is responsible for educating youth about research strategies so that they widen their perspective on each news item. We'll delve into the topic by analyzing the media’s influence on the Bosnian War, using Voices into Action, an award-winning free online resource. We'll then move toward contemporary issues like Islamophobia, hate, and the spread of racist doctrine in our news feeds. We'll explore skills needed to question history, reflect on our own biases, and acquire a necessary, valuable lifelong skill - media literacy. Through a variety of lenses, we can learn to seek truth and become more responsible citizens.

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Jodi Derkson

BC Regional Director of Educational Programs, FAST
Jodi Derkson, MEd. is a BC Certified teacher, with over twenty years of professional teaching and facilitation experience. She has always broached topics of discrimination, racism, and bullying with her students and hasn’t lost her drive to really make a difference. Jodi is very... Read More →

Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
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