2015 new JEA mentor cohort ready to assist new journalism advisers
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2015 new JEA mentor cohort ready to assist new journalism advisers

New mentors and trainers at the JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas, July 6-9, 2015 Front row: Linda Ballew (Montana), Katherine Patrick (Wyoming), Karen Boone (Oregon), Linda Barrington (Wisconsin/trainer) Back row: Gary Lindsay (Iowa/trainer), Bob Bair (Nebraska), Vicki Brennan (Florida), Steve Unruhe (North Carolina), Ann Visser (Iowa), Ray Hopfer (Oregon), Megan Fitzgerald (Florida), Bill Flechtner … Continue reading

New JEA mentors learn strategies to use in their work with new media advisers
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New JEA mentors learn strategies to use in their work with new media advisers

Envisioning what makes a quality teacher, new mentor Vicki Brennan from Florida explains her group’s list of what this teacher would feel about students or instruction. The new mentors are participating in training at the JEA Advisers Institute. The JEA mentor training incorporates many of the active learning strategies used by the New Teacher Center‘s … Continue reading

New mentors training at JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas
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New mentors training at JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas

      Mentor training is underway at the JEA Advisers Institute in Las Vegas. New Wyoming mentor Katherine Patrick and new Nebraska mentor Bob Bair sort possible strategies for helping new teachers. The mentor trainers are Mentor Committee members Linda Barrington, Bill Flecthner and Gary Lindsay. – Linda Barrington reporting from the training session … Continue reading

Mentors meet with Outreach Academy participants in Denver
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Mentors meet with Outreach Academy participants in Denver

Mentors and Mentor Committee members joined the participants in the Outreach Academy for lunch at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver. The JEA Outreach Academy is a program to provide training and support for new high school and middle school media advisers. Some are new teachers, and some are experienced teachers but new to working with student … Continue reading

Mentor Program updates at JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver – report and newsletter
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Mentor Program updates at JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver – report and newsletter

Linda Barrington presented a report about the Mentor Program to the mentors during the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver, April 16. One way the Mentor Program explains its activities and recruits participants is through a semi-annual newsletter, which Linda edits. The newsletter is published to coincide with the JEA/NSPA conventions. Mentors request … Continue reading

Mentor Forum provides full day of training and sharing
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Mentor Forum provides full day of training and sharing

The Mentoring Forum, held at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver, provided a full day of workshop activities for the mentors. Activities included brainstorming sessions, sessions on InDesign and Photoshop, and a discussion of two readings about mentoring. Mentors participated in a Fishbowl sharing session and then brainstormed several ways the mentors could use that technique with mentees … Continue reading

Mentor Forum includes software training for InDesign and Photoshop
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Mentor Forum includes software training for InDesign and Photoshop

Gary Lindsay showed the mentors strategies in using InDesign and Photoshop. Both software programs are standards in high school media programs. The nine mentors attending the Mentor Forum in Denver learned several time savers for using those programs to help them in their own computer use and in offering advice to their menthes. Continue reading