[WEBINAR] Active Listening and Civic Engagement: Teaching Current Events in...

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Addressing news in the classroom, especially in an election year, can be a source of unease. The abundance of inflammatory language in the public sphere, fake news accusations, and attacks on journalists can present challenges when trying to teach current events. Listening promotes empathy, so listening to news stories can spark instructionally valuable discussion, debate, and civic engagement. In this webinar learn strategies and lesson resource ideas to promote respectful, fact-based civil discourse.

Co-presenter Mike Messner is a social studies teacher at Los Altos High School in Los Altos, CA, and an adjunct instructor of California History at Skyline College in San Bruno, CA. He is a Listenwise Advocate, a Google Certified Educator: Levels 1 & 2; an Advisor to Future Business Leaders of America; blogger and a lifelong audiophile.

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