Monthly archive April, 2010

New journalism advisers shared insights into their experience of participating in the JEA Mentoring Program

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair JEA mentees shared their experiences about being in the Mentor Program at the Mentee Panel at the JEA/NSPA convention in Portland in April. They also gave mentors some good insight about how they felt when they joined the program and how mentors might encourage other new teachers to...

New teachers in the JEA Mentoring Program discuss the impact their mentors have had on their journalism teaching and advising

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair One of the best parts of the JEA/NSPA convention in Portland this April was the mentee panel, a closed session for the JEA mentors, mentees and committee members. This was the first time we had such a gathering, and it was so worthwhile and informative that I think...

Testimonials recorded on impact of Quill & Scroll and scholastic journalism

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair From the Quill & Scroll booth @ the JEA/NSPA convention in Portland, Oregon… Quill & Scroll executive director Vanessa Shelton (left) and Yuxing Zheng (right) prepare to record an adviser testimonial. Yuxing is a staff writer at The Oregonian, who was in Quill & Scroll as a high...

Mentors present sessions at JEA/NSPA convention

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair Today the mentors are presenting sessions on topics ranging from publication finances to recruiting staff members. In the photo, mentors Carla Harris (OR) and Kay Phillips (NC) talk about how to develop your advising style.

JEA Mentor Forum at JEA/NSPA Convention in Portland

A good group of mentors sharing, discussing and proactive about mentoring are engaged in Thursday workshop in the Portland Convention Center, April 15.

JEA Mentoring Committee meets to prepare for convention and the committee’s future activities

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The Mentoring Committee met this evening to review progress, set goals, and discuss plans for activities during the JEA/NSPA convention. Tomorrow is the Mentor Forum, with about 20 mentors participating in a day-long workshop to be held at the Oregon Convention Center. Peggy, Bill and Judy will be...

Mentor Forum provides training and chance to share mentoring experiences

Mentor Forum Agenda Portland JEA/NSPA Convention, April 15, 2010 8 – 8:30 a.m. Meet, eat, greet 8:30 – 9 a.m. Welcome and introductions – Bill Flechtner Ice Breaker – Peggy Gregory 9 – 9:45 a.m. Problem Posing/Problem Solving – Bill Flechtner 9:45 – 10:30 The Mentoring Program and Student Press Rights – Randy Swikle 10:30 –...

Mentor Forum for JEA/NSPA convention in Portland based on weeks of planning, dozens of e-mails and lots of ideas

by Peggy Gregory Mentoring Committee It flows down the middle of the page so simply, and, in fact, it is only one page long. But the agenda for the upcoming Mentor Forum at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in Portland is deceptive in its simplicity. The document has included detailed discussions by...

Advisers and students will share their Quill and Scroll experiences and memories for video project with filming at JEA/NSPA convention in Portland

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair What’s a favorite memory you have about Quill and Scroll? Those of us who have been advisers of Quill and Scroll chapters have many memories – induction ceremonies, recognizing special students, and chapter service projects. Students who have been inducted into Quill and Scroll will have special memories,...

Photos from JEA Mentoring Sessions: November, 2009

Thanks to Randy Swikle for taking photos from the JEA Mentoring Sessions from November, 2009.  I’ve posted some photos to remind you of the good discussion and times last year.  More sharing and sharpening of mentoring talents to be had in Portland.  Get ready to enjoy JEA Portland 2010! [slideshow]

Newspaper Association of American Foundation’s Student/Newspaper Partnernship Grant helps fund high school journalism programs; application deadline is April 15

by Julie Dodd JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The Spring 2010 edition of JEA Mentoring Matters is almost completed. Linda Barrington, the newsletter editor and committee co-chair, is completing the last pages. The newsletter will be e-mailed to the mentors, the JEA board and others before the JEA/NSPA convention in Portland in less than two weeks....