Monday, April 24, 2017

Teaching Kids About Fake News: Post-Truth and a New Era of Media Literacy

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Date: Thursday, May 11 2017 at 2:00 PM

Location: H.T. Coutts Education & Physical Education Library, Computer Lab L-110

Please join us in the H.T. Coutts Education & Physical Education Library on Thursday, May 11th at 2:00 PM for a presentation by Toronto-based journalist and author Joyce Grant on teaching K-12 students how to spot “fake news.” Grant’s talk will contain invaluable information on media literacy for anyone who works with children, including educators, pre-service teachers, and parents. Grant will discuss the various ways in which children access news today, and how difficult it is for them to discern which information is true and which is false.

Joyce Grant is the author of several children’s books, including the Gabby series of picture books and last year’s baseball novel Tagged Out. She is also a freelance journalist and the co-founder of, which contains news articles written specifically for children in elementary and middle school, as well as media literacy resources for teachers and parents.

Ms. Grant will be visiting us as part of the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week touring author series coordinated by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

Some links to learn more about Joyce and the Teach Kids News program:
Joyce Grant’s website:
Joyce Grant on Twitter:
Teaching Kids News on Twitter:
Teaching Kids News on Facebook:
Joyce Grant (and Teaching Kids News) on Pinterest:

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