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NewsWise webinars

Join us for a series of free news literacy webinars, covering wellbeing and news, fake news and critical literacy and producing great news writing with your pupils.

Our four news literacy webinars are designed to complement each other – we encourage you to sign up for the full series.

We will run another series of our webinars soon. You can register your interest and be the first to find out about the new series.
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rated webinars as excellent (78%) or good (22%)
[The webinars have] given me more confidence in teaching news in the classroom.
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Really interesting and informative with lots of great ideas that can easily be taken straight into the classroom.
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I cannot praise these webinars highly enough. They are just so full of really useful information and resources.
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Part 1: Talking about the news and supporting children’s wellbeing
Learn tips for discussing news in the classroom whilst creating a safe climate for learning; understand the ways in which news and media can affect children’s wellbeing; and explore a range of practical ideas and activities to support children’s wellbeing - both in the classroom and at home.

Led by news literacy specialist Elli Narewska and Sorcha Hughes from the Guardian Foundation, with primary PSHE education specialist Sally Martin from the PSHE Association.
NewsWise illustration: Nav and Newshound read the news. Photograph: Leon Edler
Part 2: Fake news detectives: developing pupils’ critical literacy skills
Understand the importance of developing pupils’ critical literacy skills in the primary classroom; consider what fake news is, why it’s a problem and the role of social media; and explore fun, authentic and safe activities to teach about fake news and critically question online information.

Led by news literacy specialist Elli Narewska and Sorcha Hughes from the Guardian Foundation.
Part 3: Balance and bias: developing pupils’ critical literacy skills
Understand the importance of developing pupils’ critical literacy skills in the primary classroom; look at the skill of distinguishing fact from opinion and rumour in a real-life context; explore fun and authentic activities to help critically analyse news writing, considering points of view and language use; and discover ways to help pupils understand how information is targeted at us and what the consequences of this might be.

Led by news literacy specialist Elli Narewska and Sorcha Hughes from the Guardian Foundation.
Part 4: How to teach news: transform your classroom into a newsroom!
Understand the importance of reading and writing real news stories; empower and motivate pupils by creating opportunities for pupil voice; create a real audience and purpose for news writing; and enhance the writing process through newsroom roleplay.

Special guest: Roz Porter Tibbey, assistant head and year 5 teacher from Grafton primary school, will give a case study of running the NewsWise project in her school.

Led by news literacy specialist Elli Narewska and Sorcha Hughes from the Guardian Foundation.
NewsWise illustration: Nav and Newshound editing and subediting. Photograph: Leon Edler
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