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Do you work with high school-aged youth? Are you looking for online projects to help them learn about current events, improve communication skills, think about global issues, and spend time online? Then maybe NewzCrew (www.NewzCrew.org) is the project for you, where today’s youth discuss tomorrow’s news. For those who would like to see what a NewzCrew dialogue will look like, check out “Everything After 9.11” at www.ea911.org and go to the section called FEATURED DISCUSSIONS.

On Tuesday, January 20th, NewzCrew’s beta version launched, giving educators the opportunity to be the “first in the door” before it goes public. The site officially launched during the first week of February, offering youth small groups of their own that last for three weeks (with the option to endlessly renew).

Each dialogue group is assigned its own news article, provided by the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and is monitored by Global Kids Leaders – high schools students in Global Kids’ (www.globalkids.org) youth leadership program.

The site will offer a Teacher’s Lounge, where educators can download news-related lesson plans for incorporating the NewzCrew into their curriculum, as well as monitoring tools to track the youth’s activities.

If you are interested in signing up you and your youth, email Barry Joseph at newzcrew@globalkids.org.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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