Workshop: How Media Choices Matter in the 21st Century with Facing History and Ourselves

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KQED is partnering with Facing History and Ourselves to co-host a workshop for educators on November 4 aimed at equipping students to analyze and evaluate news, make informed media choices and become active participants in today's complex information landscape.  When students become media producers they are in an even better position to evaluate the media they consume. The workshop will also explore ways to harness students' own media-making skills (honed by social media) to help them make effective media choices.

Drawing on resources from both KQED and Facing History, including the Facing History unit "Facing Ferguson: News Literacy in the Digital Age," participants will gain the following skills:

  • Understand the roles that identity and confirmation bias play in how we interpret events, news, and information

  • Analyze classroom models exploring the role of journalism and news in a democratic society

  • Discuss how best to teach for informed civic participation and media literacy

  • Learn strategies for creating a safe and reflective space for dealing with difficult topics

  • Gain exposure to various media creation tools that align with media analysis skills

Recommended for middle and high school teachers

Workshop Information:
2601 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Saturday, November 4th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Space is limited and registration is required. Register at