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Would I Lie to You?: Navigating Reading, Writing, and Research in the Fake News Era, 6-12

April 8, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Finding, reading, and referencing, quality sources has been a challenge for students for time immemorial, but this task has perhaps never been as daunting as it is today, with a predatory economy of “fake news” websites leaping to the top of search results, contradictory messages being spread on social media by “bots” and “trolls”, and an increasingly conflict-avoidant student population wary of being called-out for sharing inconvenient information. Equally fraught is the experience of literacy teachers, who want their students to pursue the highest ideals of truth and accuracy, but are hesitant to engage with such potentially volatile material, or fall victim to the same fake news themselves! This interactive session will outline several updated rules of engagement for digital sourcing, provide resources that help students (and teachers) separate fact from fiction, and encourage educators to both embrace the truth and wrestle with deception in their literacy education.

Audience: All Grade 6-12 Teachers, Coaches and Specialists
Instructor: Mr. Matt Morone, TMI/Gravity Goldberg, LLC Secondary ELA/Literacy Specialist
Location: Virtually Delivered

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at info@tmieducation or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.



April 8, 2021
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm