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Monthly archive April, 2015

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...

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...

Snowing in Denver

Snowing in Denver. Mentor Carmen Wendt took this photo during a break in the Mentor Forum when she went for coffee.

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...

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.
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 the opportunity to hear about...

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

The Spring 2015 edition of Mentoring Matters includes: Teamwork of JEA Mentoring Program and scholastic press associations Map of where JEA mentors are working with new advisers Profile data of mentees Mentees’ comments about their experiences working with JEA mentors Click on this link for the newsletter — Mentoring_Matters_Spring_2015 You can read previous issues of the newsletter...