All About The News Literacy Project

News Literacy Project logoFrom the Colorado Virtual Library blog
By Christine Schein, Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at Colorado Department of Education

The News Literacy Project, (NLP), a nonpartisan national education nonprofit, provides programs and resources for educators and the public to teach, learn and share the abilities needed to be smart, active consumers of news and information and equal and engaged participants in a democracy.

By 2022, the News Literacy Project plans to build a community of 20,000 educators who, using NLP programs and resources, will teach news literacy skills to 3 million middle and high school students each year. NLP will also lead efforts to increase public awareness of news literacy and to equip people of all ages with the ability to discern fact from fiction.

News literacy is the ability to determine the credibility of news and other content, to identify different types of information, and to use the Can standards of authoritative, fact-based journalism to discern credible sources and content from misinformation and unreliable sources.

News Literacy Project

The News Literacy Project offers several resources and services for educators, including an online learning platform, a free weekly newsletter, professional development opportunities, a variety of classroom materials, and more.

See the Colorado Virtual Library’s blog post to learn all about what the News Literacy Project has to offer!

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