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FREE Literacy CPD: Practical ways to teach with news stories

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Free Literacy CPD from First News Education

First News is delighted to bring you the second in our series of FREE CPD webinars for teachers working in KS2 and KS3: non-fiction in the classroom.

Engaging with a range of news features helps children find new things that interests them and this can help change their perceptions of their abilities as readers and improve their self-confidence.

Presented by renowned literacy consultants Christine Chen and Lindsay Pickton (Primary Education Advisors), and informed by the wealth of journalistic experience within the First News team, our webinars aim to give educators the tools and understanding needed to incorporate non-fiction and news-based learning in their planning effectively, enabling them to:

  • Boost reading for pleasure
  • Promote non-fiction
  • Improve comprehension
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Raise awareness of the prevalence of ‘fake news’, and how to spot it

What topics are covered?

Spring term 2024: Practical ways to teach using news stories, and how this can improve comprehension and engagement

Summer term 2024: The importance of critical thinking skills and offer practical strategies for developing them, especially in the context of increasing volumes of fake news and the worrying rise of toxic influencers such as Andrew Tate.

All sessions will include time for Q&A with Christine and Lindsay.

What will I receive if I sign up?

  • A certificate of attendance for your CPD record
  • Session notes and a recording of the session
  • An exclusive discount code to use on a new or upgraded First News Education subscription for your school
  • Complimentary access to First News Education Free

FREE for all attendees: complimentary access to First News Education Free

As a First News Education Free member, you’ll get:

  • New time-saving topical resource every week during term time
  • Content calendar so you can plan ahead
  • Access to previous First News Education resources
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Exclusive offers on all First News Education products