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Friday, November 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Myth Busters, Snopes, and the Apollo Hoax: Using Thinking Strategies to Identify Reliable Sources FULL

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About a century ago Mark Twain, quipped, “A lie can get halfway around the world while truth is still putting on its shoes.” If thousands of people can be persuaded to ban dihydrogen monoxide and be convinced that Abraham Lincoln invented Facebook, then surely the potential for students and teachers to accept and pass along toxic misinformation is to be expected. Today's students must develop the expertise to navigate through vast amounts of evolving information. Learn how to integrate explicit strategies to help students develop the expertise necessary to identify the most reliable sources of information and use what they find to make better decisions and effectively solve problems. Discover how skillful thinking habits can cultivate a school of meticulous media consumers.

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Sheryl Dwyer

Science Educator, Providence School
A veteran educator of 18 years, Sheryl Dwyer currently serves as an instructor and coach for Comprehensive Thinking Strategies LLC, leading initiatives that guide teachers and students to infuse critical and creative thinking into their curriculum. You will also find her at a variety of locations throughout the Jacksonville area providing wildly exciting science themed workshops, family nights, and stage presentations that go by the name, Big... Read More →

Friday November 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm

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