It took place yesterday the first edition of the teachers' training on Media and Information Literacy, part of the project IN-EDU - INclusive communities through media literacy and critical thinking EDUcation (Erasmus+ KA3). 

The training course, organized by Sofia Development Association, was the opening event of Media Literacy Days in Bulgaria. The course took place on 5th of February in SofiaLab and provided 39 teachers with both theoretical knowledge and practical assignments.

The lecturers of the training were experts from the media, digital agencies and NGOs. The participants were trained how to discern and counteract fake news, online hate speech and online bullying. They were shown how to use the compulsory study content in order to develop students' media literacy and digital skills. Furthermore, the teachers got acquainted with various digital tools for content creation, which will help them present their subjects in an interesting and innovative way. The participants also learned through practice how to make podcasts, video and radio interviews and how to use platforms for publishing of media content. Overall, the teachers evaluated the training as very useful and they plan on putting the knowledge into practice in their everyday work with students.

All of the participants who completed the training successfully were certified and received various educational materials and resources. The training will be of use for the upcoming civic hackathon when students teams will compete and design campaign actions on media and information literacy.

The training program and the resource materials have been developed by an international team of experts within the framework of INclusion Communities through Media Inclusion and Critical Thinking EDUcation (IN-EDU) project, co-financed by the EU Erasmus + Programme.