One Goal of Civic Literacy: Teaching Media Literacy to Promote Health Equity
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM Thu
Sarah McGrew is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies educational responses to the spread of online mis- and disinformation, focusing specifically on young people’s civic online reasoning—how they search for and evaluate online information on contentious topics—and how schools can better support students to learn effective evaluation strategies. In addition to investigating civic online reasoning curricula in secondary and college classrooms, Dr. McGrew’s current research focuses on how best to support teachers to learn civic online reasoning themselves and how to design lessons that are rooted in community issues that students know and care about.
Dr. McGrew earned a B.A. in Political Science and Education from Swarthmore College and an M.A. in the Stanford Teacher Education Program. She taught high school history in Washington, D.C. for five years before completing her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education at Stanford.