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Monthly archive April, 2012

Mentoring Monday: New Online Resource TED-Ed

by Digital Judy JEA Mentoring Committee An announcement for a new learning site from TED Talks called TED-Ed looks interesting. The idea behind TED-Ed takes videos from TEDTalks or YouTube and “flips” them for the students. Just so you are comfortable with the verb flip you should know that:  “Flip” is meant to indicate that...

AutoStitch: Increase your horizon

by Digital Judy One of the apps I shared for the iPad/iPhone as part of the technology session at the 2012 Seattle  Forum was Autostitch Panorama  ($1.99). Julie Dodd introduced me to the application and she may have more photos to add to this Seattle selection.   You take a series of photos horizontally and...

Teamwork involved in planning workshops for mentors

The Mentor Forum for experienced mentors and the Mentor Academy for new mentors required teamwork. Mentor Committee members (left to right in photo) Mary Anne McCloud, Bill Flechtner, Nick Ferentinos, Judy Robinson and Peggy Gregory led discussions and group activities on topics ranging from recruiting new teachers to using smartphone and iPad apps.

Mentors answer questions about Mentoring Program — and offer advice

Ellen Kersey and Bill Flechtner, both Oregon mentors, staff the Meet the Mentor table at the JEA/NSPA convention in Seattle.

Mentors wrap up a busy day of workshop sessions

All the mentors are discussing professional development for mentees and documenting our work with new teachers. Linda Barrington is discussing the completion certificate she developed to give mentees who complete their two years in the JEA Mentoring Program.

Mentors share strategies for recruiting new teachers to mentor

Mentors broke into small groups and then shared strategies. Carol Smith reported for her group, including Marilyn Chapman and Babs Erickson (holding poster).

JEA mentors meeting at JEA/NSPA convention in Seattle

By Julie Dodd JEA Mentor Committee co-chair JEA mentors are attending the Mentor Forum, a day-long workshop of sessions. New mentors are attending training to join the mentoring team. We’re in the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Mentoring Monday: Student media creates valuable friendships

Editor’s note: A year ago, the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention was in Anaheim. The convention co-chairs were Jolene Combs and Konnie Krislock. We in the JEA Mentoring Program were especially proud of their work, as they were mentors in the program. They put on a great convention – in part because they...

‘Mentoring Matters’ provides overview of mentoring program and progress on goals

by Linda Barrington JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair The spring Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention is set to begin next week. Coinciding with each convention, the Mentor Program publishes its newsletter, Mentoring Matters, twice a year. mentoring_matters_spring_2012 We hope that JEA members with an interest in the Mentor Program will read the publication online. ...