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Poynter’s TEACHAPALOOZA JUNE 20-22, 2014
St. Petersburg, Florida
Catch up: Power Up, Re-Ignite Your Passion for Teaching

Totally new sessions and content from 2013

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contact Al Tompkins for information: atompkins@poynter.org

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Sunday, June 22 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Making Sense of the Information: Teach Students to Think Critically

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Poynter's Senior Faculty for Broadcast and Online Al Tompkins will take you through a romp of real stories that made air, print and were published online and never should have been. How did these head-slapping stories get into th epublic? What questions would have stopped them?

Learn the key questions every journalist should ask every day on every story.
Learn how you, as their teacher, can coach them to critical thinking rather than giving them answers as they develop their skills. 

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Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Broadcast and Online, The Poynter Institute
Al is Poynter's Senior Faculty for Broadcast and Online. | He has a Master's degree from USF St. Pete in Digital Journalism and Design and brings more than 42 years of journalism and teaching experience to the classroom. | He has been awarded the Peabody, the national Emmy, 7 national Headliner awards, the American Bar Association Silver Gavel, the Robert F. Kennedy award and the Japan Prize. He was indicted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of... Read More →

Sunday June 22, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
Barnes Auditorium

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