Webinar promotes newspapers as teaching tool

NIE webinar Feb. 28
NIE webinar Feb. 28

Teachers can discover creative opportunities for using newspapers in the classroom through a free webinar.

“Newspapers: A Class Act!” is a Newspaper in Education Initiative that offers teachers a half-point of credit toward their professional growth plans.

Newspapers are encouraged to use the information they received by email to post a webinar flier and/or registration link on their websites and email and/or publish information for their area teachers.

Instead of the tabloid or web material HSPA Foundation presented in previous years for NIE Week, the Indiana Newspaper in Education Advisory Board and other partners opted to create a training webinar for teachers. It will cover use of both print and e-editions in the classroom.

The webinar will be conducted in two sessions Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The session for teachers of Grades 3-5 will be from 3:45-4:15 p.m. One for middle-school teachers will be from 4:45-5:15 p.m.

To register for the Grades 3-5 session, click here.

To register for the middle-school session, click here.

Presenter Kriss Johnson is the Newspaper in Education/e-edition supervisor at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader.

Johnson is a nationally recognized authority in Newspaper in Education and recently became responsible for marketing Lexington’s e-edition.

She will show participants that even without mandates or increased funding, teachers can get students reading and engaged in ways that support their learning and community.

Log-in information for the webinar will be included in a confirmation email, and instructional objectives based on Common Core Standards for English, language arts and literacy will follow.

The webinar is a cooperative effort of the HSPA Foundation, Indiana State Reading Association, Indiana Newspaper in Education Foundation and Indiana Department of Education.

To download a flier about the event, click here or on the image above.