“What has made ‘fake news’ so visible this year is that it appears to have played a role in an important national election,” said Donald J. Leu, director of The New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut.
Fake news and questions about its role in the outcome of the 2016 election have thrust concerns about internet literacy to the forefront. It’s an issue Neag School of Education professor Donald Leu has been studying for years; and the findings of a 10-year-old study he led demonstrating the inadequacies of classroom instruction in “new literacies” has been getting renewed attention.
In a recent study, Don Leu found that with these computers, 7th graders in Maine were much better at researching online than students in Connecticut. This is good news, he says, and it shows that Maine students have a step up in digital literacy.
Changes in schools needed to face down fake news epidemic. Internet literacy needs to be priority, says Neag School professor Don Leu.
Professor Del Siegle has been named Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs for the Neag School. Siegle, a professor of gifted education in the Neag School’s Department of Educational Psychology, where he has served as department head since 2011, will officially join the Dean’s Office leadership team on Jan. 3, 2017.
The seventh- and eighth-grade years can be tough times of adjustment for students transitioning from elementary school and preparing for high school. And for the past 10 years, Smith Middle School principal Donna Schilke has been there to help students navigate those difficult years.
This web seminar focused on key strategies for creating makerspaces, with insights from administrators at the Toms River Regional Schools in New Jersey and the Wallingford Public Schools in Connecticut, two districts with innovative, cutting-edge makerspace programs.
New Haven Register (The Neag School co-partnered with the Connecticut School Finance Project to help determine a special education funding model)
Connecticut Mirror (Neag School’s Michael Coyne is quoted on the positive impact of early intervention for reading)
Education Week (Neag School’s Donald Leu comments on media literacy and recent trend of fake news)