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Director of Journalism Amanda Krause

Lake Forest Academy’s Director of Journalism Amanda Krause recently led two online workshops hosted by the Center for Civics Education and NOTICE News. Krause also serves as Director of Education for NOTICE News which is an interactive video platform that provides unbiased news for teens and teaches them how to think critically about it and provides standards-based resources for teachers.

Krause helped NOTICE News get off the ground three years ago as a daily news broadcast, but it recently transitioned its educational arm to include standards-based curricular materials. The platform contains a daily, five-minute video newscast that comes with discussion questions, writing prompts, and an interactive quiz, as well as the latest articles on breaking news, explainers, and even more video.

The first webinar – PD for Media Literacy: Research with Reliable Sources – took place on May 8 and is available online at the Center for Civics Education website. The second workshop –  Working and Writing in a World of Bias – was on May 15 and will be available soon. Both workshops can be found on the webinar page on the Center for Civics Education website.

Krause is in her 10th year at Lake Forest Academy, after having taught in public schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from New York University in 2009 and completed her master’s in education in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University (Wis.) in 2012. Recently, she completed a Graduate Certification in Women’s Leadership from Cornell University, and is starting the Education Leadership program this summer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

While at LFA, she has participated several years in an Oral English Training Program in China for the professional development of teachers in Jiangxi Province and Chengdu. She also attended the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s program at Columbia University in New York in preparation to head LFA’s journalism program and serve as the advisor for The Spectator. She teaches Journalism I, Journalism II, English 12: Advanced Journalistic Writing & Reporting, and English 9.