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TEACHAPALOOZA June 12-14, 2015
The Poynter Institute, St. Pete, Florida 
Register here: http://teachapalooza.com/register/
Renew-Refresh-Energize your teaching

  • Cutting edge training from Rock-Star speakers
  • Amazingly low $299 tuition plus discount hotel room deals 
  • Premiere of Merchants of Doubt movie plus free teaching guides
  • Free access to Premium version Videolicious
  • Training from Google trainers on new online tools
  • Build life-changing professional friendships with the best journalism educators
  • Stay for three additional days for the Hands-On Backpack Video and Editing session

contact:  Al Tompkins   atompkins@poynter.org   727-821-9494 / 727-409-9717(cell)
 

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Friday, June 12
 

9:00am PDT

9:15am PDT

Why J-Schools Should be More Like Teaching Hospitals
The teaching hospital for journalism education rests upon the ancient idea that people learn by doing. 

When you do your homework, however, when you learn by doing, you discover this idea is not 200 years old. It is more than 2,000 years old. Confucian philosopher Xunzi seems to have written it down first. It’s a Chinese proverb, commonly translated thusly: “I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.” Education thrives through learning by doing.


Read more about the concept:  http://www.knightfoundation.org/press-room/speech/teaching-hospital-goal-journalism-education/
 

Speakers
avatar for Eric Newton

Eric Newton

Innovation Chief, Cronkite News, and Professor of Practice, Arizona State University
Eric Newton is a global leader in the digital transformation of news. As the Innovation Chief, he drives change and experimentation at Cronkite News, the news division for Arizona PBS. He also serves Knight Foundation as a consultant, working on special projects and endowment... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Barnes

10:30am PDT

Break
Friday June 12, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am PDT
Teachapalounge

10:45am PDT

The Teaching Hospital Model in Action
Jacquee Petchel is the executive editor of the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia investigative reporting initiative. She is an award-winning investigative reporter, editor and producer who most recently served as senior editor for investigations and enterprise at the Houston Chronicle. At TEACHAPALOOZA 2015, she will lead a session on how to put the “Teaching Hospital” model of journalism education into practice. In January 2015, she oversaw the school’s “HookedAz” project.

The program was broadcast on 33 Arizona TV stations and 90 radio stations. A million people watched.  The documentary, 16 digital stories, interactive data and app were all part of a large-scale, school-wide project that involved two dozen faculty and staff and nearly 100 students.  The question is, how can YOUR school adapt this idea of teaching by “doing?”

Jacquee began her career as a Pulliam Fellow at The Indianapolis News in 1980-1981 and then went on to spend six years as a reporter for The Arizona Republic.

In 1987, she joined The Miami Herald covering social services and later became an investigative reporter, where she was part of a team that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for Public Service for an investigation into property damage in South Florida caused by Hurricane Andrew.

Petchel then began producing investigative journalism for television, first as senior producer of investigations at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis and then as executive producer of investigations at WFOR-TV in Miami. She returned to The Miami Herald in 1999 as assistant city editor over the criminal justice team, later becoming the paper’s investigations editor. In 2001, she was part of a team that received the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for coverage of the federal raid that removed 6-year-old Elián González from his relatives’ home in Miami and returned him to his father’s custody.

She began managing the investigative team at The Houston Chronicle in 2005.

Over the course of her career, she has reported or led projects that have won the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton and numerous regional awards.



Friday June 12, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am PDT
Barnes

11:45am PDT

When your Students Break BIG News
Steve will lead a session on how he led pro/am projects between his students and the Boston Globe. This Pro/Am approach landed his students on ABC News’ 20/20. 

Steve Fox has 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor in various capacities at The Washington Post‘s award-winning Web site. Prior to joining The Post, he was a sportswriter and editor at different publications for about 10 years, including serving as the national college basketball writer for United Press International.

Steve has been involved with Web journalism since the mid 1990s. He joined The Washington Post’s Web site in 1996, just months after the site went live on the Web. He edited one of the first news blogs on the Web and was involved in planning and editing multiple multimedia projects at The Post.

At The Post, he was part of news teams that won numerous awards, including the Online News Association’s award for Most Creative Use of the Medium in 2004, as well as the EPPY award for Best Internet News Service in 2004. He left in October 2006 after spending 15 months as the liaison between the print newsroom and the Web newsroom. During that time he facilitated training of print editors and reporters in everything from shooting video to taking part in online chats to understanding the ebb and flow of the online newsroom. Prior to that he managed the morning news operation of the 24-hour site, making decisions on what went on The Post’s homepage during the busiest part of the online day. He was also part of The Post’s online political team, serving as national/and political editor during the 9/11 terror attacks and the 2002 midterm elections and guiding coverage of the post-election debacle of 2000.


 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Fox

Steve Fox

Sports Journalism Director, Multimedia Journalism Coordinator, UMass Amherst
Sports Journalism Director, Multimedia Journalism Coordinator, Journalism Department, UMass Amherst



Friday June 12, 2015 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Barnes

12:15pm PDT

GROUP PHOTO in GREAT HALL -THEN LUNCH
Friday June 12, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Dining Hall

12:15pm PDT

Show and Share
Show and Share includes TEN MINUTE sessions taught by your classmates. 

Friday sessions:

 

  • Stacy Forster - Scavenger hunt — we created a large-scale scavenger hunt for our introductory journalism class for 120 students.
  • Phyllis Slocum: Teaching overseas - how to structure a course you will lead focused on media but not necessarily just with "news" folks.  Many campuses have blended study abroad opportunities.  I have done 4 study abroad courses - each was a 5 week summer semester.  
  • Lee Anne Peck: How I use class blogs.  For my media ethics class, I have a blog titled iwantu2boutraged. 
  • Julie Cajigas: Google Me: How I teach students to  become aware of their online presence. 
  • Hayley Miller: Assessing Creativity in Digital Learning

 


Friday June 12, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Dining Room

2:00pm PDT

Geeky Google Goodness: the Data Tools You Need
Vanessa Schneider is Google’s Geo Media Program Manager.  She joins TEACHAPALOOZA to lead a session on how journalists and journalism educators use 
 
  • Advanced Search tips, Google Trends (finding data)
  • Open Refine (cleaning data)
  • Fusion Tables, Google Charts (visualizing data) 
  • Google Apps (managing data)

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Schneider

Vanessa Schneider

Google
She joins TEACHAPALOOZA to lead a session on how journalists (and journalism educators) and use Google mapping tools and interactive photo tools to tell more compelling stories. Vanessa says, “My focus is on education and outreach, helping journalists to better understand how to... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Barnes

3:00pm PDT

Break
Friday June 12, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Teachapalounge

3:15pm PDT

Entrepreneurship and the College Student
What do students need to know about business, profitability, creating an idea and bringing it to market? Increasingly your students will be freelancing, not working for media companies directly. This session may be critical to their futures.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Culver

Katy Culver

Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison



Friday June 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Barnes

3:15pm PDT

Hands on with Google’s Fusion Tables
Limited Capacity seats available

This is really our popular data tool, and I think it'd be nice to give people an hour with it (it's our most-requested workshop tool!). We'd build some custom charts + maps. I'd share a site like this with them to work with during the workshop (they can use it beyond the workshop too): 

https://sites.google.com/site/fusiontableslab/

 


Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Schneider

Vanessa Schneider

Google
She joins TEACHAPALOOZA to lead a session on how journalists (and journalism educators) and use Google mapping tools and interactive photo tools to tell more compelling stories. Vanessa says, “My focus is on education and outreach, helping journalists to better understand how to... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Newsroom (upstairs)

3:15pm PDT

The Pyramid of Competence for Today's Student
Discover the core skills that every journalism student must master by using a structure that Roy Peter Clark designed years go. But have the old skills including writing, numeracy, ethics get replaced by digital skills? The decisions you make to those questions will determine what courses your school should be offering.

Speakers
avatar for Roy Peter Clark

Roy Peter Clark

VP and Senior Scholar, Poynter
Poynter Senior Scholar and Vice PresidentBy many accounts, Roy Peter Clarkis America’s writing coach, a teacher devoted to creating a nation ofwriters. A Google search on his namereveals an astonishing web of influence, not just in the United States,but also around the world. His... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Ampitheater

4:15pm PDT

Break
Friday June 12, 2015 4:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
TBA

4:30pm PDT

Fusion Tables with Katy Culver
Moderators
avatar for Katy Culver

Katy Culver

Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Friday June 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
VJ Lab

4:30pm PDT

Hands on with Google’s Geo Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Data mapping is all about using data and making sense of it by placing it into a visual environment.  It can be a LOT easier than you think. This is a Hand's On session so space will be limited to 21 people to use Poynter computers. 

Vanessa  joins TEACHAPALOOZA to lead a session on how journalists (and journalism educators) can use 

  • My Maps - Build simple custom maps. 
  • Google Earth - Annotating Earth maps with data, historical imagery, building exportable movies
  • Street View - Historical imagery, custom imagery with photo spheres
 

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Schneider

Vanessa Schneider

Google
She joins TEACHAPALOOZA to lead a session on how journalists (and journalism educators) and use Google mapping tools and interactive photo tools to tell more compelling stories. Vanessa says, “My focus is on education and outreach, helping journalists to better understand how to... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Newsroom (upstairs)

4:30pm PDT

Survival Tools for Math Phobic Students

Most of your students fear math—and maybe you do, too. Learn some pain-free (dare we say, fun?) exercises and assignments for teaching basic concepts and turning them into stories.

 


Speakers
avatar for Lyn Millner

Lyn Millner

Florida Gulf Coast University
Lyn Millner returns to Teachapalooza fresh from a sabbatical. She founded the journalism program at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011, after five years of field research and curriculum iterations intended to keep pace with the changing industry. Her students during those early... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
room 217 Upstairs

4:30pm PDT

Using Crowdfunding for Student Projects
You have big ideas but not big bucks. How can you raise money to get your ideas off the ground using crowd funding including Kickstarter?  

Speakers
avatar for Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia



Friday June 12, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Barnes

5:45pm PDT

TEACHAPARTY (Free beer and Pizza)
Pizza and beer for everyone.

Friday June 12, 2015 5:45pm - 6:30pm PDT
Great Hall and Dining Room

6:30pm PDT

Movie Night: Merchants of Doubt

Poynter has partnered with the filmmaker to take this feature length film into your classroom. We will provide you a Teacher's Guide written by Poynter. This lesson is all about critical thinking and how to teach students to ask questions about what they see and hear in the media.  Make no mistake, you may not agree with all you see in this film. That is in fact, good.

MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver- tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change. 

The film runs about 1.5 hours. 
We will have 10 FREE access passes for educators to be able to use the film free of charge in their teaching.
 


Friday June 12, 2015 6:30pm - 8:45pm PDT
Ampitheater
 
Saturday, June 13
 

9:00am PDT

New Ways to Teach: The Flipped Classroom and Blended Learning
You know the old way of doing things, you teach, you give homework, rise and repeat. But what if you flipped things around and they used classtime to DO things rather than just listen. See exactly how this could work from two teachers who already use these models.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Culver

Katy Culver

Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
avatar for Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia




Saturday June 13, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
Barnes

10:30am PDT

Break
Saturday June 13, 2015 10:30am - 10:45am PDT
TBA

10:45am PDT

Periscope and Meerkat: Serious Tools or Flash and Trash?
These apps are media darlings. But how can you use a phone app that allows live video streaming on Twitter to do meaningful journalism? Is this something you should REALLY know or is it another diversion of your valuable time? Deb knows.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Wenger

Deb Wenger

head of the journalism department at the University of Mississippi, University of Mississippi
Deb Halpern Wenger, a 17-year broadcast news veteran, is associate professor of journalism and head of the journalism department at the University of Mississippi. Prior to her academic appointments, Deb was assistant news director at WFLA-TV in Tampa, Fla. Wenger conducts multimedia... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 10:45am - 11:15am PDT
Barnes

11:15am PDT

Journalism Landmines: The Ethics and Legal Issues for Drones and Live Video Apps
So you just heard Deb talk about live video apps and you got all excited about the possibilities. But wait a minute. Let's talk about the legal and ethics issues that come with "Goin Live."

Speakers
avatar for Katy Culver

Katy Culver

Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison


Saturday June 13, 2015 11:15am - 11:45am PDT
Barnes

11:45am PDT

Jaw-Droppingly Cool Online Tools and Apps
We will buzz through a menu of cool stuff from 360-photos, Videolicious, crazy-easy data mapping, photo tagging and so much other stuff you will love. We promise. 

Speakers
avatar for Al Tompkins

Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →




Saturday June 13, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Barnes

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
Saturday June 13, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Great Hall and Dining Room

12:30pm PDT

Show and Share
Some of your classmates share their great teaching ideas in 10-minute presentations. 

 

  • Stacy Forster : Five ways I used what I learned at Teachapalooza in a reporting class I taught last fall 
  • Amy Bonebright: How I use Pinterest to engage students
  • Julie Cajigas:  Crowdsourcing: I will show you how I teach students to crowdsource a problem and really tap into collective intelligence.
  • Kay Colley: Back to the basics: Creating weekly reading and writing exercises with a social media twist
  • Lisa Collins- Pro-Am Partnerships : We teamed up with NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune for multiple projects, including a portrait series on the Katrina 10 year anniversary and a series on proms. Students get (off-campus!) story assignments, editing feedback, experience and cool stuff for their portfolio.  
  • Bob Gould-TOP HAT- a way to use technology to find out if your students actually understand the course material. This will be a live interactive session so bring your phones. 

 

 


Saturday June 13, 2015 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Dining Room

2:00pm PDT

Data Analytics and SMO (Social Media Optimization)
To be effective you have to know how your work is performing online. Deb unravels the new analytics that media companies use to monitor performance and judge effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Deb Wenger

Deb Wenger

head of the journalism department at the University of Mississippi, University of Mississippi
Deb Halpern Wenger, a 17-year broadcast news veteran, is associate professor of journalism and head of the journalism department at the University of Mississippi. Prior to her academic appointments, Deb was assistant news director at WFLA-TV in Tampa, Fla. Wenger conducts multimedia... Read More →



Saturday June 13, 2015 2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
Barnes

2:45pm PDT

Are Your Courses Ready for Students With Disabilities?
Accomodating students with disabilities is not only the legal thing, it is the right thing. As your classrooms move more toward tech and online and away from textbooks, what should you be doing to adapt to student needs?

Speakers
avatar for Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia



Saturday June 13, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Barnes

3:15pm PDT

Break
Saturday June 13, 2015 3:15pm - 3:30pm PDT
TBA

3:30pm PDT

Data Diving From the Start: How to Get Students Rolling as Freshmen
The sooner you get students working with data, the more prepared they will be to use it in all parts of their reporting.  So we will start simple and easy and build a plan to add muscle as they move through your sequence.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Culver

Katy Culver

Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin – Madison



Saturday June 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Barnes

4:30pm PDT

Closing Thoughts
Speakers
avatar for Al Tompkins

Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →


Saturday June 13, 2015 4:30pm - 4:45pm PDT
Barnes
 
Sunday, June 14
 

9:00am PDT

Digital First: What this will mean to your students
Saltz will explain his newsrooms’ “digital first” initiative which pushes content online before publishing in the newspaper.  But it goes further. Starting in October last year, the SunSentinel decided it would publish first to online THEN pick from what it had published online to put together a newspaper, not the other way around as most papers do. (see a story on that decision.)  With the change, there was no longer a digital side, and editors had to learn the digital skills to use the content management system, update the homepage, send text alerts, and update social media, along with a lot of other skills.
Saltz will explain to TEACHAPALOOZA attendees what these changes mean to what new graduates MUST know to be ready to work in the newsrooms of the future.
Saltz is previously the chief digital-content executive for MediaNews Group, the nation’s second-largest newspaper group. Served in that position after two decades in editorial leadership roles at various MediaNews Group newspapers.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Saltz

Howard Saltz

Editor, Sun Sentinel
Saltz will explain his newsrooms’ “digital first” initiative which pushes content online before publishing in the newspaper. But it goes further. Starting in October last year, the SunSentinel decided it would publish first to online THEN pick from what it had published online... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Barnes

10:15am PDT

Break
Sunday June 14, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am PDT
TBA

10:30am PDT

Getting Started With Data Journalism

How  do you work with file formats? Learn the first steps for taming data and teaching students to see stories in an Excel spreadsheet.


Speakers
avatar for Lyn Millner

Lyn Millner

Florida Gulf Coast University
Lyn Millner returns to Teachapalooza fresh from a sabbatical. She founded the journalism program at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2011, after five years of field research and curriculum iterations intended to keep pace with the changing industry. Her students during those early... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Newsroom (upstairs)

10:30am PDT

How I Teach Critical Thinking Using Real Case Studies
Critical Thinking may be the single most important skill you can teach your students. Let's plow through some real cases involving false information, bad assumptions, altered photos and plain old rumors that made the news, but shouldn't have, and wouldn't have if the journalists had just asked four key questions that Al will teach you.

Speakers
avatar for Al Tompkins

Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Ampitheater

10:30am PDT

Videolicious Premium Demo
Videolicious is an IOS (apple) compatible app. It allows user to capture, edit and post videos to social media, online or send by email.

In this session, we will demonstrate the PREMIUM version of the app, which also allows soundbite editing so that the user can complete a finished package on his/her phone in minutes.

During this session, we will GIVE FREE access to the Premium version of the app and give you information on how all educators can get free access to use at your school. Videolicious has given permission for TEACHAPALOOZA attendees to get this free tool. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia
Senior Lecturer, Photojournalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia



Sunday June 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Barnes

12:00pm PDT

Lunch and Show and Share


Rick Brunson: Play Ball
! Developing a Sports Bureau With Local Media: How to partner with local media organizations to turn your sports reporting course into a working sports bureau that raises your program's profile, gives crucial experience to your students and broadens local sports coverage for the community your university serves.


Kanina Holmes: E-portfolios starting in year 1 - Our university launched a new online portfolio platform and I became an early adopter/guinea pig to see how it could be used for 180 incoming journalism students. 

Karen Houppert: The BIG multimedia class project on one BIG topic. 


 

E-portfolios starting in year 1 - Our university launched a new online portfolio platform and I became an early adopter/guinea pig to see how it could be used for 180 incoming journalism students. 


Sunday June 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Great Hall and Dining Room

1:30pm PDT

Why The World Still Needs You in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Al Tompkins

Al Tompkins

Senior Faculty, Poynter
Al Tompkins is the senior faculty for Broadcasting and Online at Poynter.He is the father of TEACHAPALOOZAHe is a licensed drone pilot. He teaches journalists and journalism all over the world. His client list includes NBC, CBS, CNN, CBC, CTV, The United Nations, and dozens of TV... Read More →



Sunday June 14, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Barnes

2:00pm PDT

Closing Ceremonies and Graduation
Sunday June 14, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Barnes

2:30pm PDT

Goodbye TeachaFriends
Sunday June 14, 2015 2:30pm - 2:31pm PDT
Barnes