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Behind the Headlines

Innovative teacher training, webinars, conferences and CPD

News literacy webinars
We deliver regular free webinars to support educators teaching news across the secondary curriculum. Want creative teaching ideas, activities and resources for secondary students? Interested in booking or finding out about our free virtual workshops? Details of our next webinar will be posted on this page.
  • 100%
    of teachers rated our webinars as excellent or very good
    said the webinars gave them ideas and resources to complement their teaching
    Future of news - Keeping Media and English teaching relevant
    Wednesday 22 June, 2-5pm
    This half-day course from the Guardian Foundation Behind the Headlines team and English and Media Centre has something for both media and English teachers. The course will develop media teachers’ understanding of new ways of telling news stories and future trends in the industry and English teachers’ awareness of writing and responding to developments in news reporting and you will also go away with practical strategies and resources to use in the classroom. There will be sessions with Guardian journalists on presenting and communicating news across a range of media and platforms and research and digital teams on audience engagement and future trends.
    CPD: Media literacy resources for secondary pupils with SEND
    Tuesday 28 June, 4:15pm - 5pm
    Along with our sister programme, NewsWise, and funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, we have adapted and produced resources to provide a suite of cross-curricular media literacy resources for secondary SEND students.

    We will be holding a CPD session with tips for using the resources and teaching news and critical literacy on Tuesday 28 June, 4:15pm - 5pm. Open to all teachers working with secondary SEND students.
    Initial teacher training
    We deliver a popular 40 minute webinar for English, History and Citizenship trainee teachers on critical literacy and teaching news. During the webinar we model our Fake or for real workshop and equip participants with skills, resources and ideas to teach the session with their practice schools. Contact us if you would like to book a session.
    Bespoke training
    On request we can organise tailored news, journalism and critical literacy training for a range of educators and to support specific subjects or initiatives. Contact us if you would like to discuss arranging bespoke training for your organisation.
    Resources to support students
    We offer a range of resources to support and embed news and media literacy across the secondary curriculum, including advice, tips and downloadable material.
    Amazing, this is gold! Thank you.
    at Doing News conference
    A brilliant morning. This is exactly what a 21st Century PGCE should be delivering. The trainees found it really useful for their classroom practice and for extending their thinking on media literacy.
    Tom Donnai
    Subject Leader, PGCE History, University of Manchester
    Really informative and clear. Engaging resources.
    attending Teaching News webinar

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