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A05981 Summary:

BILL NOA05981A
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORRosenthal L
 
COSPNSRJaffee, Ortiz, Rivera, Blake, Thiele, Mosley
 
MLTSPNSRCook, Niou, Simon
 
Add 756, Ed L
 
Directs the commissioner of education to appoint a media literacy advisory committee to study the teaching of media literacy; requires such committee to annually review policy on media literacy.
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A05981 Actions:

BILL NOA05981A
 
02/21/2017referred to education
01/03/2018referred to education
03/21/2018amend (t) and recommit to education
03/21/2018print number 5981a
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A05981 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         5981--A
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    February 21, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  L. ROSENTHAL,  JAFFEE, ORTIZ, RIVERA, BLAKE,
          HARRIS, THIELE, MOSLEY -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  COOK,  NIOU,
          SIMON  --  read  once  and  referred  to the Committee on Education --
          recommitted to the Committee on Education in accordance with  Assembly
          Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
        AN ACT to direct the commissioner of education to appoint a media liter-
          acy advisory committee to study the teaching of media literacy; and to
          amend the education law, in relation  to  creating  a  media  literacy
          advisory  committee  to annually review policy and procedures on media
          literacy
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. For purposes of this act, "media literacy" shall be consid-
     2  ered  a  broad term that encompasses consumption and production of media
     3  and digital products and is defined as the ability to  access,  analyze,
     4  evaluate,  act  and  create  with all forms of communication, and encom-
     5  passes the foundational skills of digital citizenship and internet safe-
     6  ty including the norms of appropriate,  responsible,  healthy  behavior,
     7  and cyberbullying prevention.
     8    §  2.  The  commissioner  of education, in cooperation with experts in
     9  media literacy, the board of regents of the university of the  state  of
    10  New  York,  and  stakeholders  including  educators  and  parents, shall
    11  appoint a media literacy advisory committee ("committee") to  conduct  a
    12  study on teaching of media literacy in schools.
    13    §  3. The committee shall make a report of its findings, including any
    14  recommendations for legislative action as  it  may  deem  necessary  and
    15  appropriate, best practices for instruction that provides guidance about
    16  thoughtful, safe, and strategic uses of online and other media resources
    17  and  education  on  how to apply critical thinking skills when consuming

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09759-02-8

        A. 5981--A                          2
 
     1  and producing media in any form. These recommendations  and  best  prac-
     2  tices may include, but are not limited to:
     3    (a) revisions to state education standards and the state instructional
     4  technology plan;
     5    (b)  revisions to policies and procedures on media literacy, including
     6  digital citizenship and internet safety;
     7    (c) school district processes necessary to develop  customized  school
     8  district  policies  and  procedures on electronic resources and internet
     9  safety that can be used within a school district technology plan;
    10    (d) best practices, resources, and models  for  instruction  in  media
    11  literacy;
    12    (e)  best  practices, resources, and models for instruction of digital
    13  citizenship, including media  literacy,  that  are  compliant  with  the
    14  federal universal service e-rate program administered by the schools and
    15  libraries  division  of the universal service administrative company and
    16  federal  mandates  established  in  the  federal   children's   internet
    17  protection act; and
    18    (f) strategies that will support school districts in local implementa-
    19  tion  of the best practices and recommendations developed by the commit-
    20  tee, including strategies for  delivering  professional  development  to
    21  educators and administrators.
    22    §  4. The report required by section three of this act shall be deliv-
    23  ered to the governor, the temporary president  of  the  senate  and  the
    24  speaker  of the assembly no later than one year after the effective date
    25  of this act.
    26    § 5. The education law is amended by adding a new section 756 to  read
    27  as follows:
    28    §  756.  Annual review of media literacy policy and procedures. 1. For
    29  purposes of this section, "media literacy" shall be considered  a  broad
    30  term  that  encompasses  consumption and production of media and digital
    31  products and is defined as the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, act
    32  and create with all forms of communication, and encompasses the  founda-
    33  tional  skills  of digital citizenship and internet safety including the
    34  norms of appropriate, responsible, healthy behavior,  and  cyberbullying
    35  prevention.
    36    2.  Beginning in the two thousand nineteen--two thousand twenty school
    37  year, a media literacy advisory committee shall be  created  within  the
    38  department to review and amend the policy and procedures on media liter-
    39  acy.  The committee, in conjunction with national or statewide organiza-
    40  tions focused on media literacy, shall:
    41    (a) involve a representation of parents or guardians, teachers, teach-
    42  er librarians, other school employees,  school  administrators,  pupils,
    43  and  community  representatives  with  experience  or expertise in media
    44  literacy issues;
    45    (b) consider customizing the model policy and procedures on electronic
    46  resources;
    47    (c) consider existing school district resources; and
    48    (d) consider best practices, resources, and models for instruction  in
    49  media literacy, including methods to involve parents.
    50    § 6. This act shall take effect immediately.
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