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Be Internet Citizens - Free training in Exeter

Friday 1st June 2018

This may be of particular interest to secondary school teaching staff who specialise in PSHE, SMSC, Safeguarding, ICT, English, History, Politics and RE.

Your school may send up to five teachers to a free teacher training session as part of ISD and Google’s Be Internet Citizens project on Saturday 30th June 2018 in Exeter.

ISD is an international counter-hate and extremism organisation who deliver cutting-edge programmes which respond to the rising challenges to tolerance and communal cohesion. I work on ISD’s Education programme, which strives to build young people’s resilience to social issues and empower them to become emotionally mature critical thinkers.

Be Internet Citizens is a nationwide project that ISD runs collaboratively with Google, as part of YouTube’s ‘Creators for Change’ initiative. It seeks to teach young people vital digital citizenship skills to enable them to become positive users of a safe and exciting web. It enjoyed a hugely successful first phase in 2017, which you can read about here.

As part of the project teacher training, across the country, will enable teachers to deliver a PSHE Association accredited unit of work in their schools. More specifically, the training will cover how to deliver our engaging and interactive lessons on recognising and responding to fake news, understanding the difference between hate speech and free speech, and identifying echo chambers and filter bubbles, and more.

As mentioned, the workshop is completely free, with travel costs of up to £20 covered for each teacher in attendance. The day will run from 9am to 3pm, and will include a complimentary breakfast and lunch. Staff who attend will also receive a free tote bag with a printed copy of the unit of work and classroom decorations, including branded stickers and a poster.

If this is something you would be interested in, please email Joe McElroy jme@isdglobal.org and Josh Phillips jp@isdglobal.org or call 0207 493 9333.

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