“Developing News Literacy” October 20, 2017

Sorry, this event has been cancelled.  Please keep your eye out for other great events coming soon!

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The ability of the next generation of citizens to judge the reliability and relevance of information will be a leading indicator of the public health of civil societies everywhere.  Equip your students and yourself with the tools needed to actively evaluate sources of news and information to judge its reliability by actively engaging in classroom activities adapted from Stony Brook University’s course on News Literacy, being taught in classrooms around the world.

Friday, October 20, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. light dinner and registration

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. presentation

702 S. Rand Road,

Lake Zurich, IL 60042

$10 for members

$45 for non-members

(includes membership fee and dinner)

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Michael A. Spikes is the Director of the Digital Resource Center for the Center for

News Literacy. He joined the staff of the Center for News Literacy in 2012 to play a key role in the development of its new Digital Resource Center. He currently manages its day-to-day operations, and develops new technologies and content for the site. Also during his time with the Center, Michael has worked with its partners overseas in both Bhutan and Hong Kong.

Michael has also worked as a freelance videographer, radio and television producer, and digital audio and video editor for the past 15 years, working for various entities, and currently freelances as a producer for the “Insight in Person” podcast for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He is now based in Chicago, Illinois.

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An Evening With Lester Laminack

lesterlaminackJoin LARC in welcoming Lester Laminack on April 26 at Lake Zurich Middle School South.  Lester will be presenting on his latest book “Writers are Readers: Flipping Reading Instruction into Writing Opportunities.”  A limited number of copies will be available for purchase.  There will be a book signing afterward, so bring your favorite Lester Laminack book.  Registration fee for this event is $20.00 and includes dinner.  Register here.

  • Doors open for registration and dinner 5:00 – 6:00
  • Presentation 6:00 – 7:30
  • Book signing 7:30 – 8:00

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