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Foundations of Media Literacy: Providing Professional Learning in the Era of Fake News and Mis-information

In this module, the instructional design team will develop a working definition of media literacy to guide educators’ teaching practices. In future modules, they will be taking a longer view of the history of fake news but at the outset will explore the contemporary context of fake news and misinformation. This will include understanding both internal (e.g., cognition, bias, literacy) and external factors that can make teaching media literacy more complicated for educators and more difficult to discern for students. Throughout this process, participants will learn, develop and apply practical instructional strategies that they can use with their students as well as develop a broader understanding of the importance of media literacy in education.

This project is funded by a Catalyst Grant from the Friday Institute and NC State College of Education.


  • Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
  • NC State College of Education NC State College of Education
  • Teams

  • Online Professional Learning Online Professional Learning
  • Project Team

    Alex M. Dreier Alex M. Dreier

    Meghan McGlinn Manfra Meghan McGlinn Manfra