CIVIX digital information literacy initiative supports teachers in empowering students with the knowledge and skills required to locate trustworthy information so students can make informed choices in the best interests of themselves and their communities. The CIVIX CTRL-F verification skills module helps students learn contemporary digital information literacy skills built for the modern web. (CTRL-F is the keyboard shortcut for “Find.”) A series of engaging short videos provide the foundation of the learning, introducing concepts and demonstrating skills. The video lessons are led by digital information literacy expert Mike Caulfield (Washington State University, Digital Polarization Initiative) and disinformation expert Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter with BuzzFeed News, who tracks false and misleading information and debunks it in real time. Accompanying the videos, CTRL-F lesson plans include practice activities, slide decks, assessments, and extra activities that can be used in classroom, remote, and blended learning settings. The materials have been developed for grades 7–12 but can be tailored for younger students. Access to the CTRL-F materials is free.
Re-Imagining Migration is a collaborative between Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero and UCLA’s School of Education and Information Sciences. The organization seeks to ensure that young people grow up understanding migration as a shared condition of the past, present, and future in order to develop the knowledge, empathy, and mindsets that sustain inclusive and welcoming communities.
Each year Samsung holds a national competition for public schools, grades 6–12, in which students are asked to consider how technology and STEM can be used to create change in their communities. With the help of their teachers, students can apply to the contest and compete to win up to $100,000 in prizes for their school, plus the opportunity to work with Samsung employees to develop their prototypes and pitch their idea to a panel of judges in New York City. Three National Winner schools will each receive a $100,000 prize package; 10 National Finalist schools, a $50,000 prize package; and 100 State Winner schools, a $6,500 prize package. All prize packages include Samsung products and classroom resources.
The NEA Foundation’s Envision Equity Grants provide educators across the nation with opportunities to lead an equity-focused reimagining of public education, encouraging students’ love of learning and the best possible educational experience for every child.