With the convention in Indianapolis this fall, it would be a great opportunity for new advisers to attend the JEA Outreach Academy.
As you know, teaching journalism can be a real challenge — especially the way trends and issues change. It can be hard for any journalism educator, but especially those who are new or in districts what may be resource-challenged.
That’s one of the reasons the JEA has, for the past 11 years, offered a one-day workshop at each convention for new advisers who are minorities, teach in minority-majority schools, or in under-served district.
The Outreach Academy is offered on the Thursday of the convention and gives participants a “boot camp” introduction — and resources — to journalism education. The workshop is led by Anthony Whitten, Scholastic Journalism Outreach Coordinator at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.