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NewsWise webinars

Find out more about our upcoming free CPD opportunities and book your place.

Upcoming in the autumn term:
A special one-off CPD event for teachers in Wales, looking at how NewsWise fits into the new Curriculum for Wales.
Our four-part webinar series will return - book your place on the full 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.
Webinar attendee
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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News literacy in the Curriculum for Wales
Tuesday 20th September, 4.15 - 5.15pm
Join us for a free CPD session to find out more about how you can use NewsWise resources to cover critical literacy in the new Curriculum for Wales.

We'll hear from two Welsh teachers about their experiences of teaching NewsWise and we will share our free resources and activities for teaching news literacy in the classroom.

For primary teachers and educators in Wales.
NewsWise webinar series
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.

Developed with National Literacy Trust and PSHE Association.

Next events: 11th - 20th October 2022

Register your interest now and be informed when events are launched.
Part 1: How to teach news: transform your classroom into a newsroom!
Autumn term dates TBC
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.
Part 2: Fake news detectives: developing pupils’ critical literacy skills
Autumn term dates TBC
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: Talking about the news and supporting children’s wellbeing
Autumn term dates TBC
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.

Developed with the PSHE Association. Led by news literacy specialist Elli Narewska and Sorcha Hughes from the Guardian Foundation, and Florence Ackland, subject specialist from the PSHE Association.
Part 4: Balance and bias: developing pupils’ critical literacy skills
Autumn term dates TBC
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.
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