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Dig Deep: Exploring Current Events through Interactive Online Tools and Lessons

Dig Deep: Exploring Current Events through Interactive Online Tools and Lessons
March 22, 2023 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Grade Level Grades K-12, Professional Development


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Young people are regularly exposed to news stories highlighting issues of bias and injustice. They want to be part of the conversation—often online. In this 2023 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session, we’ll explore digital tools and anti-bias framing that support students’ critical thinking about current events. Participants will explore free online tools and mini-lessons, learn tips for engaging students in current events and civil discourse, discuss the challenges and possibilities of integrating online resources with current events instruction.

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved professional development provider, and a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved professional development provider.


Deborah Chad

Deborah Chad is the Director of Online Learning at ADL. She conceptualizes, designs, and produces online learning experiences for students, educators, and the workplace. Deb has worked for over 20 years in the eLearning non-profit education space. Before that, she was a middle and high school teacher and history department head in Worcester, MA, public schools.

Deb’s academic background includes focusing on government and urban education at Smith College and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

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Director of Curriculum and Training, ADL

Jinnie Spiegler is the Director of Curriculum and Training at ADL, where she has been since 2013. In this capacity, Jinnie is responsible for the oversight, development and creation of curriculum and training efforts including print anti-bias curriculum guides, online resources, anti-bias training and special projects. In addition, Jinnie writes other online education tools and resources, presents at national conferences, writes articles and blogs for ADL and other external publications, oversees the civics education project and serves as an advisor to MTV’s Look Different campaign and the Ad Council’s Love Has No Labels campaigns.

Jinnie has worked for over 20 years in the field of K-12 education for both NYC-based and national educational organizations and institutions. Her professional interests include project-based learning, current events and civics education, children’s literature, social media, anti-bias, diversity and social justice education. Jinnie has a Masters’ degree (M.Ed) in Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.

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