COREY DAVIS, M.A.T, received his AA from Mt. Hood Community College, his BA from Wright State University, and his MAT from Concordia University. Corey has experience teaching Social Studies, specifically U.S. History and AP Human Geography at the high school level. He has served as an assistant baseball coach at his high school for the past 5 years, served on the AVID site team, and Equal Opportunity Schools site team as well. He has taken many of his continuing education courses through the Heritage Institute and is eager to help pay it forward.
Course No. SS419e, SS519e
It’s harder than ever to know where the truth can be found today in public media. Since the 2016 presidential election in the United States, both the political as well as social polarization in America has sunk to new lows. While this reflects historic social, political and ideational differences, the widening gulf in media reporting, including fake news, is a main contributor to the breakdown in finding the “truth” as bias pushes narratives on different sides further apart, each side claiming fact-based truth. Common ground and bipartisanship is all but lost. In this course for secondary teachers we will explore fake news and bias in all media platforms and its effects on public attitudes and actions. Participants will develop the tools, skills, and strategies to help students be able to break through the barriers of disinformation to find the truth within the agendas being pushed by governmental, and outside powers of influence. Our text, Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, is $24 on amazon.