There are so many ways to use this content. You might choose to present the PowerPoint (we also provided a PDF version in case you’re not a PowerPoint user). The notes and captions appear right on the slides with images, so there’s no memorization involved. You could invite the class to a Zoom Room or other group meeting and present the show to the entire staff at once. Some advisers opt to have the students consume the information independently — and that’s effective as well. Another option would be to have either a senior editor or a rising leader take ownership of the instruction and present at a specific time. Most online group meetings have the option to record the presentation so that students who miss the group call would not miss the information.
It’s also up to you whether and how you use the quizzes. Some staffs complete the worksheets as answers are provided and others quiz afterward. Decide what’s best for you and your team.
While these lessons lead to practical assignments for the staffers, some staffs will combine several more practical, fun or reflective assignments with these more traditional learning activities each week.
The six topics covered in this grouping include the following:
- Cameras & Photos
- Covering Your School
- Introduction to Journalism
- Layout & Design
- Reporting & Writing
- Theme & Voice