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Teenagers highlight youth fight against COVID-19

Are teenagers frolicking on beaches or lazing on couches while COVID-19 kills people around the world? Youth reporters are dispelling the misconception.

Teenage reporters from 11 news organizations on four continents are producing stories about how young people are helping to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, part of a project to dispel a misconception that youth are apathetic bystanders in the global fight against the disease.

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News Decoder

Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment

The massive public health challenge of Covid-19, in spite of its many unknowns, offers teachers the unique instructional opportunity to tap into students’ innate curiosity about the virus and deliver lessons that are timely, prompt kids to dig deep, and—ideally—provide a modicum of comfort during a time of alarming headlines and copious misinformation.

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Edutopia

Jordanian Teachers Learn How to Teach Video Journalism

Amman, Jordan–A total of 12 teachers from four public schools took part in an intensive training workshop held at the Jordan Media Institute (JMI) on media and information literacy (MIL) and story production by the PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs (SRL) team. Read more.

Jordan Media Institute

Second Annual Youth Collective Summit Focuses on Civic Engagement

Last week on March 5, WNET hosted its second Youth Collective Summit at the New School. Youth Collective is a youth engagement initiative focused on amplifying youth voice and providing a platform for young people to engage in the important work of building a more ethical world. This year’s theme was “BEYOND THE VOTE: Gen Z and Civic Engagement,” which brought together more than 200 high school students from across New York City, Long Island and New Jersey.

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