Category: Development and Curriculum

Applications now open for 2019 Curriculum Initiative positions

The JEA Curriculum Initiative is heading into its next cycle as a valuable member resource to meet teachers’ classroom needs through robust curriculum. Applications are now open for those interested in becoming curriculum leaders. Click here to apply. What’s next For the 2019-2020 curriculum cycle, we will continue to focus on differentiation and updating examples…
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Applications now open for 2018 Curriculum Initiative positions

A few changes For the 2018 curriculum cycle, we are stepping away from content creation to spend a year focusing on revision and usability of the curriculum. We currently have hundreds of lessons and more content than an educator could possibly teach in a year. The next iteration of curriculum leaders will help us refine…
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Lesson plan: Lead writing

In this lesson, students will learn to write news article leads from three different perspectives.

Resource: tracking yearbook income and expenses

Use this spreadsheet to track your income and expenses through the year so you can project and plan what extras you and your staff can have. Courtesy Jeanne Unger.

Lesson plan: Understanding news literacy

To seek truth and report it lies at the heart of any journalist’s mission. But what is “truth?” And will we know it when we see it?  Deciphering credible, accurate information from an abundance of perspectives is harder today than ever before. These lesson plans, developed by Megan Fromm and made possible through a grant…
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