JEA leaders create teacher, adviser’s guide to model virtual convention learning

JEA leaders create teacher, adviser’s guide to model virtual convention learning

A virtual convention is a new adventure for all of us. JEA and NSPA staffs have spent the past few months learning how to present attendees with an outstanding virtual convention. The Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Nov. 19-21 will be be a unique experience but we don’t want it to be a daunting one. 

JEA created a new resource to assist journalism teachers and advisers with virtual convention planning, participation and post-convention continued learning activities. 

The teacher and adviser’s guide illustrates how teachers and students can experience the convention in various learning models:
• Virtual synchronous learning
• Virtual asynchronous learning
• In-person learning
• Hybrid learning
• Field trip accommodations

The guide includes three student accountability tools: a learning log, “First Five” mini-lesson template and a session sharing slideshow template.

There are more online teaching tools available on the anywhereJEA page.


Founded in 1924, JEA supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, promoting professionalism, encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity. It is headquartered at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

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