2013 Second Saturday
D.C. JEA’s 2013-14 academic year kicks off with the first of three Second Saturday workshops. Teaching MoJo Academy will be held on October 12, November 9 and January 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Washington Post.
Teachers may attend alone for $35 per session or teachers may bring a student for $50 per session per pair. You may bring the same student to all three sessions or bring a different student to each session.
The training is mobile journalism, co-sponsored by D.C. JEA and The Washington Post Newspaper In Education (NIE) program, is lead by Allissa Richardson.
Allissa, a professor at Bowie State University, teaches her unique brand of iPod storytelling to students in the U.S., Europe and Africa. In June 2011, she launched MOJO MediaWorks to train HIV-positive girls in South Africa how to report using the iPod. Later that year, in the wake of the Arab Spring revolts, she was invited to train Muslim girls to become iPod citizen journalists in Morocco. In 2012, she was NABJ’s Journalism Educator of the Year and is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2013. Allissa holds a BS in Biology from Xavier University and a MS in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School.
For more information and to register use the Teaching MoJo Academy form.
Second Saturday is a series of workshops for journalism teachers and media advisers. Held on the second Saturday, the 2013 Second Saturday will be held in October, November and December. D.C. JEA and The Washington Post Newspaper In Education program are planning the sessions now.
As details for the 2013-14 academic year are determined, they will be posted here.
All D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania journalism teachers and media advisers in public, charter and private schools are welcome.
Save October 12, November 9 and December 14 for 2013 Second Saturday and check out the flier for the registration form.
2013 Journalism Adviser and Student Editor Seminar
The Journalism Adviser and Student Editor Seminar returns this academic year as a one-day event with three topics. All D.C. and metropolitan area public, private and charter school journalism and media teacher-advisers are invited to come to the Newseum on Saturday, November 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Washington Post’s Young Journalist Development Program, Newseum and D.C. JEA are co-sponsoring the event. The seminar is FREE of charge, but pre-registration is required. The workshop is limited to 35 participants.
Plan on arriving at 8:30 a.m. for a light breakfast and time to get acquainted.
• 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m. Writing 201: Reporting, Interviewing, Research
• 10:30 a.m.- 12 Noon Multimedia 201: Visual Journalism Techniques and Tools
• 12:00 p.m. -12:30 p.m. Lunch (Participants will provide their own lunches.)
• 12: 30 p.m – 1: 30 p.m. The Web as a Platform
D.C. JEA is an affiliate of the national professional organization for high school and middle school journalism educators and media advisers. Lead by the appointed D.C. JEA director, the organization sponsors workshops, seminars and special events to train teachers. D.C. JEA is a resource for scholastic press rights, journalism pedagogy and the latest trends in student media and technology application.
D.C. JEA has co-sponsored and assisted in organizing such events as Second Saturday workshops and Journalism Adviser Seminars, “A Conversation with Mary Beth Tinker” and the Capital Teach In. Additional opportunities are provided to inform students. In July 2013, D.C. JEA began Capital Student News, an online project to give D.C. public, private and charter school students an opportunity to learn and practice journalism.
We encourage membership in the Journalism Education Association (JEA) that provides an informative quarterly journal, an active listserv, discounts in the JEA Bookstore, journalism certification, adviser institutes and two national conventions yearly. In addition, JEA Scholastic Press Rights and Digital Media commissions provide a wealth of resources.
For more information about D.C. JEA visit this website often and contact D.C. JEA Director Carol Lange at LangeJour@gmail.com.