JEA mentors help judge WriteOff entries at Orlando convention

JEA mentors help judge WriteOff entries at Orlando convention

  One of the roles that JEA mentors play at conventions is judging the WriteOff competitions. Here’s a group of the mentors at the WriteOff judging session at the JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando. From left to right: Linda Ballew, Stan Zoeller, Carmen Wendt, Carol Strauss, Linda Barrington and Carol Smith. The...
2015 new JEA mentor cohort ready to assist new journalism advisers

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),...
Mentor Forum provides opportunity for professional development at JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver

Mentor Forum provides opportunity for professional development at JEA/NSPA Convention in Denver

The Mentor Forum will be going on today at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Convention in Denver. Lots of mentoring strategies and technology tips will be shared by the mentors who are attending. The mentors, many of whom who have been working together for more than five years, also will have...
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Tennessee's only school journalism mentor eager to start

Tennessee’s only school journalism mentor eager to start

BY AMY DAVIS It’ll be something students can hold in their hands. An actual newspaper. With paper and ink. No scrolling involved. “It’s going to be so exciting to hand them out and be like, ‘We did this,’” Upperman High School’s Stephanie Maxwell said. The senior student-journalist isn’t alone in her excitement. Teacher Renee Craig...
Veteran advisers learn mentoring skills

Veteran advisers learn mentoring skills

Certainly adept in teaching journalism and advising student media, three new mentors joined the JEA Mentor Program after finishing three days of intensive training, held at the JEA Advisers Institute in July. They are the 10th group of mentors to be trained for the Mentor Program. Joy McCaleb is the first JEA mentor from Tennessee and...
Mentoring Matters Spring 2016 -- Read the latest information about the Mentor Program

Mentoring Matters Spring 2016 — Read the latest information about the Mentor Program

The Spring 2016 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Report from mentors identifying main challenges to new advisers Mentees explain how their mentors have been important to them Map of all the current mentees and their mentors Mentees at high-poverty, urban and rural schools explain the difficulties they face. Mentor share advice for dealing with this difficult...
High School mentors help to create winners

High School mentors help to create winners

Last year’s mentee Tasha Beaudoin (right) and the Thousand Oaks High School Lancer staff members celebrate their Gold Crown at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association 2016 awards ceremony on March 18 in New York City. This is a great article about California mentors and mentees by Konnie Krislock on the California Newspaper Publishers Association website: http://www.cnpa.com/california_publisher/features/high-school-mentors-help-to-create-winners/article_5674147c-f83d-11e5-9eef-87a7bdbd3c1c.html...
Mentor Program remembers Nick Ferentinos

Mentor Program remembers Nick Ferentinos

Nick Ferentinos, one of the founders of the JEA Mentor Program, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. As a former journalism teacher and mentor trainer for the New Teacher Center, Nick emphasized to us the effectiveness of a formal mentoring program. He acted as JEA’s liaison with the...
Mentors enjoy camaraderie at dinner following Mentor Forum

Mentors enjoy camaraderie at dinner following Mentor Forum

After the day-long Mentor Forum, the JEA mentors go to dinner as a group. This gives them the opportunity to swap mentoring stories and advice, get to know new mentors in the program, and to explore the area of the convention. The mentors went to dinner at Disney Springs following their Thursday workshop. Here’s one...
Mentor Program helps new advisers develop leadership skills

Mentor Program helps new advisers develop leadership skills

A rewarding part of the JEA Mentoring Program is seeing the mentees and their students excel. New advisers stay in the Mentoring Program for typically two to three years. In that time, their mentors work with them to develop their advising and teaching abilities and encourage them to get involved in professional development. Jessica Young is one...

Former mentee leads roundtable discussion at JEA/NSPA convention

Rachel Rauch, former mentee at Homestead High School in Wisconsin, chairs a roundtable discussion for website advisers at the JEA/NSPA convention. Michelle Maynes from Spring Hill High School in Kansas and Matt Laufer from Chicago participated in the discussion. A goal of the JEA Mentoring Program is to help new advisers become confident classroom teachers and...
Mentors evaluate mentee situations and determine strategies during Mentor Forum

Mentors evaluate mentee situations and determine strategies during Mentor Forum

Sharing experiences, Janice Hatfield (left), Carol Eanes (center) and Phyllis Cooper reflect on Share a Situation and Strategy during the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando. The Forum, following mentor training strategies from the New Teacher Center, promotes interactive work and sharing of best practices. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor...
Mentors learn computer design tips at Mentor Forum

Mentors learn computer design tips at Mentor Forum

To help mentors learn InDesign skills, Gary Lindsay demonstrates how to use Bridge to identify images. Mentors participated in a day-long Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA Convention in Orlando. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor Forum

Mentors share insights about mentoring successes at Mentor Forum

Katherine Patrick (left) and Phyllis Cooper discuss Analyzing a Mentor Success. Gary Lindsay led the activity that was the icebreaker to open the Mentor Forum at the JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando. Katherine is a new mentor in Wyoming. Phyllis is a mentor in North Carolina. – Mary Anne McCloud reporting from the Mentor Forum

Mentors learn potential journalistic uses of SnapChap

Mentors attending the Mentor Forum learn the possibilities of using SnapChat from digital expert Aaron Manfull. It does not involve pictures of naked people. Aaron is chair of the JEA Digital Media Committee and a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook “Student Journalism...