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2019 Digital Learning Symposium
Fostering Inquiry: Personal Learning in Digital Environments_____________________________________

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Monday, April 8 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hate is the New Black - Social media, Fake News, and Combating Intolerance

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The average teenager checks their phone 95 times a day to read news from social feeds, friends, and questionable sources. The ‘facts’ which we take in can be biased untruths exemplifying an intolerance for humanity and its differences. A democratic society, comprised of global citizens, includes forming opinions based on a healthy curiosity about other cultures. Yet, hate in BC is on the rise as white supremacist groups target young people online, increasing their numbers – compromising our democracy and human rights. In this workshop we’ll investigate the current trend toward hate and divisiveness and will use the online, free, humanities resource Voices into Action. Plus, we’ll investigate online trends, social media influences, fake news, and develop fact seeking research competencies. We’ll align with the new curriculum by facilitating disciplinary thinking skills through inquiry and research practices on highly topical issues influencing the Canadian cultural fabric.

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Jodi Derkson

BC Regional Director of Educational Programs, FAST
Jodi Derkson, MEd. is a BC Certified teacher, with over twenty years of professional teaching and facilitation experience. She has always broached topics of discrimination, racism, and bullying with her students and hasn’t lost her drive to really make a difference. Jodi is very... Read More →

Monday April 8, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Villa 2