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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...
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 WriteOff competitions drew 2,003 entries...
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...

Mentor Forum kicks off at JEA/NSPA convention in Orlando

The Mentor Forum kicked off Thursday morning at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention in Orlando. Mentors in the program participated in a day-long workshop that included getting to know the new mentors in the program, sharing mentoring strategies, and learning about technology applications for scholastic journalism. The forum was led by Gary Lindsay, Mary Anne McCloud...

Mentoring Matters Fall 2015 – Read latest updates about JEA Mentoring Program

The Fall 2015 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Welcome to the new mentors in the program Angela Filo, a major funder and supporter of the JEA Mentoring Program, receives Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award from JEA Mentees taking on leadership and winning awards California mentor Konnie Krislock and her fight for First Amendment Rights for...
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), Megan Fitzgerald (Florida), Bill Flechtner...

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...