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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

“Fake News / Real Students”- News Literacy & Civic Responsibility in the Digital Age

  • 10 Jul 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • New York State School Boards Association Building (Latham)

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Professional Development / CTLE

Albany / Capital District Region

2017 Law, Youth and Citizenship Summer Institute - Albany

“Fake News/Real Students”- News Literacy & Civic Responsibility in the Digital Age

1-Day Law and Civic Education Professional Development Opportunity

At the New York State School Boards Association Building (Latham)

 On Monday, July 10, 2017,

9 am – 4pm


Open to all New York in-service and pre-service teachers grades K-12

Fee: $30 per registrant


The Law, Youth and Citizenship Program of the New York State Bar Association is offering the opportunity to experience outstanding professional development with expert presenters. Learn strategies and obtain new resources (materials provided) to develop your professional skills especially in the areas of “News Literacy” and “Civic Responsibility” to enmpower students as active, informed , engaged, and responsible  participants in our democracy.


This training will empower classroom teachers to develop essential skills in their students featured in the C3 Framework for College, Career and Civic Life.


You will walk away with the understanding of how to:

  • Help students understand core civic values and their rights and responsibilities as citizens, especially as consumers and publishers of information and the news in a digital world.
  • Help students identify what information is news and what is credible
  • Effectively teach students to identify fairness and bias
  • Help students understand what information is “actionable”
  • Improve student civic engagement
  • Build capacity for effective / responsible student voice
  • Special focus on the challenges of News Literacy & Civic Responsibility on the Internet

Developed in partnership with the Center for News Literacy in the School of Journalism at Stony Brook University, this training will allow for guided exploration of the News Literacy Curriculum as well as opportunities for each participant to work with content and instructional experts to tailor turn-key resources and strategies to meet their own students’ instructional needs and learning outcomes.

(Faculty- Janis Schachter and David A. Scott, Esq.)

As an approved NYSED CTLE provider, we will provide all participants with a CTLE Certificate certifying up to 7 hours of professional development.

DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO: David Scott, (631) 521-1773 or e-mail David Scott at

More Information, Registration and Payment Instructions are available at this link:

Alternate dates/locations:

Syracuse (7/11), Manhattan (7/13)

Generously funded by the New York State Bar 

Association and The New York Bar Foundation

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