The "Fake News" Problem: Tips, Tricks, & Tools to Use Both in and out of the Classroom

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. Central

Living in a Post-Truth world can be tough, especially for anyone consuming news and information online. This webinar will frame the issue of "Fake News" in a manageable way, and provide you with tips, tricks, and tools you can use immediately, both in and out of the classroom. In a neutral & non-partisan manner, presenter Kelsey Bogan will explore the "Fake News" Problem; from defining the term "Fake News," to its real world impact, and including several practical strategies for dealing with it.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand that the term "Fake News" has many definitions, and is actually an umbrella term under which various forms of false, mis-, and dis-information fall.
  • Explore methods & strategies for discussing "Fake News" in the classroom, in a neutral and non-partisan way.
  • Explore tools and strategies that can be used to identify and avoid "Fake News."

Who Should Attend

School library professionals and those interested in the topic.


Kelsey Bogan

Kelsey Bogan is the Library Media Specialist at Great Valley High School in Malvern, PA. In her time there, Kelsey has worked to bring a dynamic, student-centered & Future Ready Library program to GVHS. She believes in providing students with a place that meets their personal, professional, and academic needs, whether that be high interest reading material and information literacy skills, or a safe place to decompress and explore their social & creative selves. Kelsey believes that in these highly politicized times, News Literacy skills can help us build bridges and foster a tolerance of diverse viewpoints, as well as learn to hold our news providers responsible for producing a high standard of reliable and factual reporting.



Attendance during the live webinar is complimentary and open to all.

Complimentary access to the webinar archive is reserved for AASL members and subscribers of AASL eCOLLAB. Non-members and non-subscribers may purchase the webinar archive via AASL eCOLLAB. The archive is typically available within 1–3 business days of the live event.

How to Register

Register via Zoom. To join the webinar, use the personalized access link included in your registration confirmation or webinar reminders. (Review ALA’s personal data notification (PDN) before proceeding.)

As a webinar registrant, you will receive follow-up correspondence from AASL specifically related to this webinar (including, but not limited to, instructions for accessing both the live webinar and its archived recording) as well as information about other upcoming AASL eLearning. 

Tech Requirements

Internet connection and web browser.


A certificate of participation will be provided to attendees of the live webinar by request. To request a certificate of participation after the webinar, please email Jennifer Habley. Certificates will be sent as PDFs via email within one week of the webinar.


Jennifer Habley
AASL Manager, Web Communications