IndyKids FOr Educators

IndyKids encourages students to think critically, engage with important issues around them and explore the news from a social justice perspective. Our increasingly information-saturated world necessitates the development of strong media literacy skills to navigate the constant barrage of words and images aimed at kids today. The IndyKids Education Program was developed to aid educators and their students through our issue-specific teaching guides and tailored class visits to schools in the greater New York City area.


Subscribe to the IndyKids Teaching Guide!

The free IndyKids Teaching Guide is a curriculum for teachers based on the latest edition of our newspaper. We believe that social justice and empowerment are best learned by doing and our teaching guides aim to help educators bring our lively kid reporting to life in the classroom. With a progressive, child-centered educational approach, each full lesson offers opportunities for authentic student engagement and satisfies Common Core standards. The guide also includes a variety of mini-lessons, activities and project ideas, adaptable for every kind of classroom. 

IndyKids Teaching Guides

Invite IndyKids to your classroom!

Do you and your students love IndyKids? If you are a teacher, you can request a class visit from the IndyKids education team! Together we will explore media literacy, the role of journalists and how they cover important stories and our Kid Reporter Program. Classroom visits are free and we will work with you to tailor them to your class schedule and curriculum.

“Working with IndyKids has helped my sixth grade students grow in a myriad of ways. The workshops gave the students a deeper understanding of how to write an effective article, as well as why journalism is both accessible and powerful. The mentor model is truly incredible — the students benefit SO much from the time and attention they receive in these one-on-one partnerships. The feedback the mentors give is constructive and meaningful, and the students learn to see the revision process as a collaborative one. I highly recommend working with this organization; they have given my students so much!”

6th Grade Teacher, Cold Spring School

WE ALSO HOST PODCASTING WORKSHOPS!

Listen to our Climate Crisis Podcast and examples of student work from our Audio Storytelling Camp (2020) to see what’s possible when kids participate in our audio workshops.

To bring an IndyKids experience to your classroom, email education@indykids.org for more information or fill out the online inquiry form below.