Online media literacy for mentors. Dedicated module for teachers

The Media Literacy Coalition invites you to take part in a free online media literacy workshop for teachers from regional schools who want to gain experience in the field of media literacy. The training is conducted within the project \“SMART – Regional Communities\“, with the support of the Alumni TIES program for small grants of the US State Department, and the campaign \“Media Literacy Days 2021\“. The training lasts 4 sessions of 90 minutes each, and after the end the participants will be able to prepare their version of the attached training program.

First event (with Marieta Dimitrova): 17, 19, 24 and 26 February 2021 from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm
Second training (with Angel Georgiev): March 4, 9, 11 and 16 – from 17.00 to 18.00

Graduates will receive a certificate for online media literacy mentors. It is issued to all participants who have attended the four modules of the program. Those wishing to take part have to fill and submit this form by 16 February 2021. Places are limited.

The training includes the following skills:

  • understanding the different types of media content that is consumed and the impact that each has;
  • recognition of the main elements of authentic and reliable news/information;
  • identification of news/information that is propaganda/misinformation;
  • online fraud detection;
  • recognition of the main characteristics of the false profiles and their behavior;
  • adherence to basic rules for creating media content understanding the risks associated with providing personal information online

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About the trainers:

Marieta Dimitrova is an investigative journalist. She has been involved in journalism for 12 years. Owner and editor-in-chief of the site www.blagoevgrad-news.com. Since 2015 she has been a member of the Association of European Journalists – Bulgaria. Winner of several awards for investigative journalism, including an award from the competition of the Radostina Konstantinova Foundation in 2018.

Angel Georgiev has many years of experience as a technical trainer and product presenter. He has trained in Europe, the United States and the Middle East. Since 2014 it is part of the education in software engineering in our country. At the time of joining the Media Literacy Coalition in 2020, he was in charge of the internal training and development program at Musala Soft. In addition to all this, Angel is a teacher of programming and information technology at school and is the founder of Znam.be.

The project \“SMART – regional communities\“ is funded by The US Department of State\’s Alumni TIES Small Grants Program

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