On Wednesday, April 26, two Medaille College MSED students presented poster presentations at the Niagara Frontier Reading Council spring professional development event on Media Literacy in the Era of “Fake News.” “Fake News” is a hot topic trending in education. Students presented as part of their Technology for the Elementary Classroom course, under the guidance of Mary Beth Scumaci, associate dean for educational technology and clinical associate professor with the Department of Education at Medaille College.

Students pictured from left to right: Sabrina Ruffolo who presented on Effective Strategies for Teaching Elementary Students about Fake News ,and Jaclyn Kasprzak who presented on the 4Cs of 21st Century Learners: Teaching Elementary Students about Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, & Creativity. Graduate students Danielle Blahowicz and Sierra Chojnacki, new members of the Niagara Frontier Reading Council volunteered to host the Donations for Nicaragua raffle project. The students had the opportunity to network and participate in the event with 80 local educators, librarians, administrators and community members. The keynote speakers were University of Buffalo Media Librarians Dr. Heidi Julien, Bryan Sajecki and Cynthia Tysick. They gave an enlightening presentation on educating college students in a culture of “Fake News.”


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