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Tuesday, February 5 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Fact Vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News

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At the end of 2016, The Oxford Dictionary named “post truth” its word of the year, citing as its definition: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” In an age in which information is abundant, easy to access and often overwhelming AND in which there’s economic incentive to mislead consumers, discerning fact from fiction has become THE “21st Century skill.” In this session we’ll explore the fake news phenomenon, discuss its impact on our students, teachers and society, put our own source evaluation skills to the test and discover ways that all educators can lead the charge as defenders of facts in a post truth world.

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Darren Hudgins

CEO, Think | Do | Thrive
Find out more about what I do here https://about.me/darren_hudgins
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Jennifer LaGarde

The Library Girl
Jennifer LaGarde is a lifelong teacher and learner, with over 20 years in public education. Her educational passions include leveraging technology to help students develop authentic reading lives and meeting the unique needs of students living in poverty. A huge fan of YA Literature... Read More →

Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
420B Boise Centre East - 850 W Front St, Boise, ID 83702
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