Columbia educators: NewsLitCamp® with South Carolina Educational Television and Public Radio


Friday, January 17, 2020
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Richland Two Institute of Innovation
763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC 29229

Join the News Literacy Project (NLP), South Carolina ETV and Public Radio, and Richland School District Two for a highly engaging (and free!) one-day NewsLitCamp, featuring breakout sessions with journalists. RSD2 educators can receive up to 7 renewal credits; other educators can apply for credit from their districts. 

Register today at this link (it’s FREE!) to reserve your seat: Space is limited.



Educators will meet at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2I2), 763 Fashion Drive, on Friday, Jan. 17, for a full day of free workshops and interactions with experts from the News Literacy Project and journalists from South Carolina ETV and Public Radio.

Breakfast and networking begin at 8 a.m.; NewsLitCamp starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.

Why attend?

As an educator, you directly influence how your students process what they’re reading, watching and hearing. You’ll leave NewsLitCamp with new ideas, skills and resources to help your students navigate today’s complex and challenging information landscape. Our goal is to develop teachers’ and librarians’ expertise in news literacy education, share specialized teaching resources and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the newsgathering process. These sessions (selected with input from participants) aim to demystify that process and explain what goes into the creation and production of quality standards-based journalism. Check out our NewsLitCamp video for a quick look at what the day can offer you and your students.

Richland Two educators can receive up to 7 renewal credits for participation; educators from outside RSD2 can apply to their districts for credit.

Who can attend

NewsLitCamps are designed primarily for middle school and high school teachers and media specialists. Space permitting, we welcome other educators and school administrators.

Bonus: You’ll learn about our Checkology® virtual classroom, a cutting-edge comprehensive e-learning platform that complements educators’ lesson plans. The topics it examines include:

  • Misinformation.
  • Bias.
  • The practice of quality journalism.
  • The First Amendment.
  • Watchdog journalism and its contributions to democracy.
  • Press freedoms around the world.

About South Carolina ETV and Public Radio

As the state’s public educational broadcasting network, South Carolina ETV and Public Radio uses television, radio and the internet to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment, and instilling the joy of learning. It provides national and local content to classrooms via internet services, LearningWhy and PBS Learning Media, along withteacher training and recertification in face-to-face and online settings. SCETV and Public Radio began in 1958 with closed-circuit broadcasts to multiple schools of French and plane geometry classes at Dreher High School in Columbia. Today the network comprises 11 TV stations, eight radio stations and a statewide tower network that serves schools, hospitals and emergency management teams.

This NewsLitCamp is presented by the News Literacy Project and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Photo Caption: Welcoming remarks by K. Hirsch, social studies supervisor, Arlington Public Schools, at our NewsLitCamp at NPR in Washington, August 2018. Photo Credit: Andrea Lin / The News Literacy Project


Email Miriam Romais, NLP’s professional engagement manager, at [email protected] or Patrick Kelly, Richland Two’s coordinator for professional learning, at [email protected].

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