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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?

Any journalism teacher/adviser with a class in the regular school day and two to five years of experience is eligible. For example, teachers may apply in the spring of their second year advising and, if selected, will participate during their third and fourth years advising.

How do I apply?

Complete the application here by April 1.

When will I find out?

Applicants will be notified by April 15 of finalist status, which will include an online interview. Participants will be selected by May 15 so the training will take place in August, September or October 2016.

Who are the teacher-trainers?

The visiting teachers will be Lori Keekley, MJE (Minnesota), Valerie Kibler, CJE (Virginia) and Sarah Nichols, MJE (California) — all current journalism teachers and media advisers with experience at a variety of school types/sizes and with diverse staffs and publications. All three trainers have long-standing connections to JEA, NSPA and the scholastic journalism community as well as involvement with the JEA Curriculum Initiative, administrator support for outside PLCs and student support to connect with other schools virtually.

What is the cost to participate?

The adviser outreach program is free for participants, sponsored by JEA and NSPA.

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