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Date Recorded: May 15, 2023

Working and Writing in a World of Bias

Once students are equipped with quality sources, then comes the hard part: reading them for their inherent biases but also recognizing that such biases exist in all of us and affect our interactions with sources. In this professional development co-led by the Center for Civics Education and Notice News, teachers will learn to help their students uncover biases beneath the surface and, more importantly, determine how to allow that knowledge to guide their writing.
Through discussion and activities involving multiple lenses and the practical science behind our biases, teachers will grow more comfortable with guiding students to recognize bias in themselves and the media to increase the quality of our research and engagement with resources.
Program Objectives
  • Provide multiple strategies for how students can recognize bias in themselves and media resources.
  • Offer practical context for working with bias, harnessing it to utilize sources effectively.
  • Simulate role-play methods to involve students in engagement with bias to increase their daily application of media literacy.
About NOTICE News
NOTICE News is an interactive video platform for middle and high schools that delivers the latest news while teaching critical thinking and media literacy skills.


Amanda Krause
Director of Education

Amanda Krause is Director of Education for NOTICE News. She is publicly licensed in Secondary and Elementary Education, and works as the Director of Journalism at Lake Forest Academy in the Chicago area, where she teaches introductory and advanced journalism courses, serves as a member of the English faculty, and runs the student paper. She earned her B.A in English and American Literature from New York University in 2009 and completed her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Wisconsin, in 2012.

For several years, she has helped lead an Oral English Training Program in China for the professional development of teachers in Jiangxi Province and Chengdu. Recently, she earned a Certificate in Women’s Leadership from Cornell University and is beginning her Masters of Education Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer.

Emily Voss
Senior Manager of National Programs and Professional Development
Center for Civic Education

Emily Voss joins the Center from the museum field. She was most recently the Education Director at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution at James Madison’s Montpelier where she spent the past decade developing programs for adult professionals that invited engagement with America’s founding documents.

She also serves as Co-Executive Director of Virginia Civics Education, Inc. through which she has coordinated the acclaimed We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution program for students in Virginia. Ms. Voss holds a BA in History from Gettysburg College, and an MA in Museum Education from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (SUNY). She and her family currently reside in central Virginia.

Professional Development

The Center has offered high-quality educator professional development for decades. Today, we provide such opportunities through our partners in several states in addition to organized Center events, self-paced online courses, and special webinars.

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