Information is coming at our kids at a faster rate than ever before. There’s never been a more important time to teach kids to be critical consumers of media. Join the award-winning team behind Squiz Kids Today, Australia’s premier daily news podcast for 8-12yos, to learn about Newshounds, a media literacy program providing educators with engaging, meaningful and authentic tools to teach primary-school students to recognise misinformation and disinformation when they come across it.
A Zoom link to join the meeting will be sent to you the day before the webinar.
Bryce Corbett is the founder of Squiz Kids - Australia's number-one news podcast for kids. He is also the creator of 'Newshounds' - Squiz Kids' media literacy program for primary school kids. Across a series of eight podcasts, Newshounds teaches kids to be critical consumers of media. Bryce has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years - both here in Australia and internationally. He has worked across most media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television - for outlets as diverse as The Australian Women's Weekly, The Times of London, the Australian Financial Review; ABC Radio and 60 Minutes. He is also the author of four best-selling books, including Rosie Batty's 'A Mother's Story' and Turia Pitt's 'Unmasked'. Read more about Bryce at www.brycecorbett.com.au.
Christie Kijurina is an educator who is passionate about supporting learners to develop skills to be confident, critical and creative individuals, equipped to play an active and informed role in society. She has taught in both primary and high schools in Queensland, coming to education after careers in fashion retailing, hospitality and the automotive industries. Christie and her kids were avid daily listeners of the Squiz Kids News podcast before she joined the Squiz Kids team last year. She is living up to her mantra of being a lifelong learner, taking yet another new career twist in her mid-forties and loving it!
The team at Squiz Kids has developed a set of classroom activities to help primary-school students to recognise misinformation and disinformation when they come across it.
Download the activities
Wednesday, 2 August 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST
On Zoom - a link will be sent the day prior.
Please note this event will be recorded and available for attendees to view
ALIA Members and Non-members - FREE
p. 1800 020 071
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