Thursday, March 10, 2011

Teachers: Make Media a Part of Your Classroom

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The McCormick Foundation Journalism Program partners with local organizations and universities doing great work in journalism. We’re happy to share with you curriculum ideas and training materials to help you incorporate or strengthen journalism and media-making in your classroom. Our partners also offer a variety of professional development and training opportunities for you and your students.


Win a Wall Street Subscription For Your Classroom
The Dow Jones News Fund is giving high school journalism teachers the chance to win a 2011-2012 subscription to The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition.Teachers are asked to send 250 words on how they will use the newspaper in the journalism classroom to with "Classroom Edition" in the subject line by Sept. 19. Subscriptions start in October. Winning essays will be posted on
Winners receive: 30 copies of The Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition, unlimited use of, full subscription access to The Wall Street Journal Online for the teacher and a downloadable Teacher Guide

Summer Investigative Journalism Workshop for High School Students
A unique opportunity for your students to gain hands-on journalism experience at the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. One student will be selected to receive the McCormick Foundation scholarship and attend the workshop for free. For more info and to apply, click

Teaching Journalism
Hone your skills and meet top industry professionals in a course covering approaches to teaching journalism from Columbia College, including media-media storytelling strategies,social media as an instructional tool, syllabus design and more. Persons with at least a bachelor's degree in any field can take the course as a Journalism Graduate Student-as-Large for graduate credits or CPDUs. The course meets five evenings from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting May 24 through Saturday June 25. Its official title is 53-6740, Teaching Journalism: Pedagogy & Best Practices. To apply, click here.

News Literacy ProjectThe News Literacy Project is an innovative national educational program that is mobilizing seasoned journalists to help middle school and high school students sort fact from fiction in the digital age.

CJAM- Chicago Journalism, Art and Media Project
Gain access to technology that's necessary to better integrate journalism and media making into learning.

High School Broadcast Journalism Project
Establish or maintain an outstanding high school broadcast journalism program

Center for Media Literacy
Professional development and education resources for promoting news literacy.

Through Our Window...Room 101
Example of a model for connecting students bloggers.

A free newspaper, website and teaching tool that aims to inform children in grades 4-7 on current news and world events from a progressive perspective and to inspire a passion for social justice and learning.

Generation PRX
Generation PRX helps youth radio groups share their work through the Public Radio Exchange

The Civic Blueprint for Illinois High Schools
LinkThe Civic Blueprint summarizes six promising approaches to high school level civic education

Survey Shows Obstacles For HS Papers
A Survey of High School Journalism in Southern California Reveals Obstacles in Funding, Teacher Training and Future of Student Newspapers.

We're Not Dead Yet
A study of New York City's high school journalism program and it's importance, and what is necessary to continue and grow the program.

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