The JEA Curriculum Initiative team is providing these resources outside of the members-only curriculum area, and in coordination with the anywhereJEA initiative, to support journalism advisers teaching in virtual or hybrid context.
Resources posted to this page will remain available while this initiative is active, including self-directed lessons, instructional videos, professional development sessions through Zoom and other similar content. These resources will be added to this page as they become available.
VIRTUAL & HYBRID TEACHING
These 40-minute curriculum sessions address how JEA can help teachers adapt in a virtual or hybrid teaching context. Educational Initiatives Director Shari Adwers, MJE, and Curriculum Coordinators Megan Fromm, MJE, and Abri Nelson May, CJE, facilitated discussions to support advisers and make suggestions for how they can use JEA resources flexibly, regardless of teaching situation or learning environment.
Creating a game plan for 2020-21 (a walk-through of new JEA resources)
The curriculum team is currently developing a set of self-directed lessons that will be posted as they are finished. These lessons are intended to be used by students for self-paced learning in a virtual or hybrid format. They are posted below as view-only Google docs, so you are encouraged to copy them and add them to your own personal Google Drive in order to use and adapt. While we encourage you to use and/or adapt these for posting in your own LMS (e.g. Schoology, Canvas, Google Classroom), we kindly ask that you not post these on a personal website.
Please view the “about these lessons” video below for a brief overview of how these lessons are constructed and ideas for how to implement them. You can also watch this video that gives suggestions for using these lessons within Google Classroom.
About these self-directed lessons:
Story types: A brief introduction to the four story types (news, features, sports, opinion) with sub-type examples and how a journalist makes decisions about which story type to choose.
Slideshow | Student handout | Teacher key
LQTQ stories: A brief introduction to this user-friendly story format.
(Note: This slideshow embeds practice questions, so there is no handout. This link will force you to make a copy before viewing. Sharing this link with students will also force them to make their own copy as intended. Or, you can post to Google classroom and use the “make a copy for every student” selection.)
Newstown: This documentary about the closing of Youngstown, Ohio’s only daily newspaper was created as a part of the Local News Initiative at Medill at Northwestern University and covers the closing of the paper, the impact on the town and the efforts to fill in the void afterward.
Newstown Video Guide | TEACHER GUIDE Newstown Video Guide
Instructional video resources
Our partner organizations have curated countless videos advisers can view and use with their students in instructional settings.