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Media Literacy: Identifying the Language of Bias

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020

Time: 08:30 PM Europe/Warsaw


In the era of fake news and false information, educators are aware of the importance of building students’ ability to identify bias and misinformation. Unfortunately, few of us have time to devote entire class periods to media literacy. By raising student awareness of the ways that common vocabulary terms can be used to persuade and influence, we can help our students become more savvy consumers of media. In this presentation, teachers for all age groups will be introduced to short critical thinking activities that can be incorporated into writing and vocabulary lessons.

Willow Barnosky is an English Language Fellow through the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Programs. A graduate of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ MA TESOL program, she has taught ESL and EFL in adult education, community college, and university contexts in the United States, Japan, and South Korea. For the 2019-2020 academic year, she will teach at the University of Rzeszow and provide teacher trainings and workshops throughout Poland in connection with the U.S. consulate in Krakow. You can connect with Willow at

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