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Sunday Bonus Classes Instructor/s Class supplies
Photoshop Wade Kennedy &
Mark Murray
Each student will need a computer already loaded with Adobe Photoshop. Please check before the workshop by logging in to Creative Cloud and opening the software.
Illustrator Taylor Mersmann Each student will need a computer already loaded with Adobe Illustrator. Please check before the workshop by logging in to Creative Cloud and opening the software.
Premier Alyssa Boehringer Each student will need a computer already loaded with Adobe Premiere. Please check before the workshop by logging in to Creative Cloud and opening the software.
Visual Communication Mike McLean Each student will need the following:
• Smart phone with any additional accessories.
• Any smart tablets used for gathering story content.
• Any additional accessories with questions.
Podcasting Margie Raper Mic, recording device, editing software of their choosing, headphones (at minimum their phone with the ear buds with mic).
Classes Instructor/s Class supplies
Teacher’s Workshop Mitch Eden
Beginning Publication Design Pete LeBlanc Students enrolled in this class must bring their own computer, loaded with InDesign CS or CC, copies of their own publication, as well as design inspiration in the form of magazines, newspapers, PDFs or graphics notebooks. No more than two students per computer, please. Additional materials may be identified in the confirmation letter.
Advanced Publication Design Gary Lundgren &
Martha Akers
Students enrolled in this class must bring their own computer, loaded with InDesign CS or CC or access to the yearbook company online site used for by the staff, copies of their own publication, as well as design inspiration in the form of magazines, newspapers, PDFs or graphics notebooks. Students also need access to all the fonts available able for the publication as well as images that can be used designs. Each student needs a computer — no sharing. Test the computer before coming to the workshop so that it is functional.
Feature Writing Bobby Hawthorne &
Lori Oglesbee
Laptop computer loaded with Microsoft Word. Access to printer. Digital recording device. Open mind. Sense of humor.
Newspaper Boot Camp Lisa Roskens Laptop, pen, paper and copy of your high school newspaper.
Specialized Writing David Knight &
Scott Winter
Paper, pen, laptop, imagination.
Newspaper Editorial Leadership Corey Hale & Lajuana Hale Editorial policies of your newspaper, style rules for your publication, school calendar, several copies of last year’s newspaper, laptop, design sources (newspapers and magazines) and paper/writing utensils
Digital Reporting Jennifer de la Fuente • Your own smartphone with a camera (iPhone or Android works)
• Download Adobe Premiere Rush on your mobile (should work for both types of phones)
• Phone chargers / charging bricks / all the necessary cords
• A laptop (personal or school issued)
• Have the following programs downloaded and working on your laptop. (If it’s a school-issued laptop, you might need to talk to your IT people):
• Atom Web Editor (can be found at https://atom.io/)
• Adobe Premiere Rush
• A Canva account (if you already have one, cool, if not, sign up for a free one at canva.com)
• Be prepared for a show-and-tell about your newspaper’s website, think about what you want to tell us about what you like, what you’d like to improve, what really bugs you about the way the digital operation runs.
• Know your newspaper’s online policies, how you handle corrections, takedown requests, social media posting, ethics, etc. (If you don’t have these or don’t know them, we’ll talk about it.)
• Bring lots of questions and ideas for what you’d like to accomplish for the digital side of your newsroom this school year.
Advanced Video Alyssa Boehringer You will need to bring the following items:
• video camera
• tripod
• microphone, audio cables and headphones
• charged batteries for your camera
• memory cards or media for recording your footage
• computer with editing software you are familiar with
• card reader (if your camera uses memory cards)
• notepad, pen/pencil for writing your voice over and taking notes
Beginning Video Margie Raper You will need to bring the following items:
• video camera
• tripod
microphone, audio cables and headphones
• charged batteries for your camera
• memory cards or media for recording your footage
• computer with editing software you are familiar with
• card reader (if your camera uses memory cards)
vnotepad, pen/pencil for writing your voice over and taking notes
Beginning Photography Andrea Negri

A digital camera — its best if the student brings the digital camera equipment they will be using in school. Its helpful if students also brings the cameras owners manual, if the original camera guide is not available the manufactures website provides free downloadable pdfs.

Additional supplies, empty memory card (1-4 gig), extra camera batteries and or battery charger, lenses, electronic flashes, and pens/spiral notebooks to take class notes. Thumb drive/flash drives (1-4 gigs). Card readers are also needed for this class.

A laptop with Photoshop would be very helpful, but is not required.

Intermediate Photography Deanne Brown &
Clint Smith
A digital camera — it’s best if the student brings the digital camera equipment they will be using in school. It’s helpful if students also brings the owner’s manual for the camera. If the original camera manual is not available, download or print out the owner’s manual from the manufactures website. Additional supplies, empty memory cards (16GB min size), extra camera batteries and or battery charger, lenses, electronic flashes, and pens/spiral notebooks to take class notes. Thumb drive/flash drives (bigger than 8GB). Card readers are also needed for this class. A laptop with Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop & Lightroom would be very helpful, but is not required.
Advanced Photography Mike McLean &
Wade Kennedy

A digital camera — it is best if the student brings the digital camera equipment they will be using in school. For the advanced class its helpful for the students to bring flashes/strobes/remote triggers. Also bring any photography equipment the student is unfamiliar with.

Additional supplies, empty memory card (32-64 gigs), extra camera batteries and or battery charger, lenses, and pens/spiral notebooks to take class notes.

Thumb drive/flash drives (8-16 gigs). Card readers are also needed for this class. A laptop with Photoshop would be very helpful, but is not required.

Junior High Yearbook Boot Camp Yvette Manculich &
Justin Turner
Your own smartphone with a camera (iPhone and/or Android works). Magazines (old and recent). Rulers, glue sticks, colored markers, pen/pencil, copies of your yearbook, scissors, construction paper, style sheet for yearbook, notebook paper, staff manual, one three-ring binder per staff member, clear-view-top-loading sheets and plain white paper for the staff resource notebook. If you bring a computer, make sure you know how to use the software and have some images preloaded to use in your mock designs.
Yearbook Design & Concept Ana Rosenthal Laptop with software loaded and blank template on desktop, 1 laptop per two students, newest yearbook, current magazines, Pinterest ideas, thumb drive, your yearbook company’s idea book, pictures of sidebars, headline treatments, caption designs, any design you would like to create, pen, pencil, paper for note taking, an electronic file of 20-30 action photos to be used on computer mock designs, scissors, glue sticks for students without laptops.
HIgh School Yearbook Boot Camp Rebecca Potter Magazines (old and recent)
Rulers, glue sticks, colored markers, copies of your yearbook, scissors, construction paper, style sheet for yearbook, notebook paper, staff manual, one three-ring binder per staff member, clear-view-top-loading sheets and plain white paper for the staff resource notebook.
If you bring a computer, make sure you know how to use the software and have some images preloaded to use in your mock designs.
Yearbook Editors Charla Harris, Becky Tate
& Cindy Todd
Be sure you can access and use the software you need on your laptop to create layouts. It’s a good idea to make sure you have images loaded that you can use in your layouts. Bring a power strip if you can (outlets are limited), copies of your yearbook, paper and pen/pencil, yearbook style and staff manuals if you have them, and magazines, etc., for design inspiration (optional).

 

 

Advisers

Adviser Course 

An expanded offering for 2022, this course now runs all day like the student courses, significantly increasing instructional time.  

This adviser-driven class develops skills and targets the specific needs of journalism educators and student media advisers. Past topics included timely issues like team building and recruiting ideas to skill-based topics like teaching reporting and ways to navigate copyright laws.

Advisers are welcome to attend both the adviser-only or student sessions. Advisers attending the student sessions will be asked to get signatures of the instructor in morning and afternoon sessions for state documentation. This form will be distributed at Monday afternoon’s session for all advisers. Those seeking professional development hours will receive a certificate of completion worth 24 hours credit.

Design

Beginning Publication Design

This course prepares students for the world of publication design. Students will learn basic design principles, typography, color theory and layout techniques. In addition, students will gain a basic understanding of Adobe InDesign software and how it applies to publishing yearbooks, magazines and newspapers.

Students will produce logos, modules, headline packages and layouts during the week.

Students should come prepared with Adobe InDesign installed on their computer. Each student will need access to their own computer.

Advanced Publication Design

An intensive course in using verbal and visual elements for effective storytelling with a focus on content packaging, typography, white space, graphics and color. Readability will be the guiding principle. 

Experienced designers from print newspapers, magazines and yearbooks are encouraged to take this course if they wish to expand their skills and be pushed to master advanced techniques.

Students will produce prototype content including headlines, content modules and pages/spread for the publication they will work for in the fall.

Computer skills will not be taught in this course. Each student will need access to a computer containing the programs, files and fonts used at school and be able to use these tools. If a yearbook company online site is used, the student must have log-in information and full permission to use the site.

Digital

Digital Reporting 

Students in this advanced class will study storytelling techniques for social media and online tools you can use to create maps, graphics, or other simple interactive content. Learn how to do more on the web with mobile storytelling.

Students will also discuss the ethics of online reporting, and how to handle takedown requests or other issues related to information being posted online, and how to talk to their staffs about creating policies around online content.

Lastly, we’ll cover basic code (HTML and CSS) and talk about publishing tips for your school’s content management system.

Come prepared with questions and insights about how the web presence at your school works. At the workshop, we’ll craft a plan you can bring back to your own newsroom, whether you want to launch a new product or social media account, brainstorm ideas for a series you’d like to produce, or implement a policy that didn’t previously exist. 

Beginning Video

This course is designed for beginning students with photography experience. 

We will cover video reporting basics, including story structure, story planning, sequencing basic shots, sound design, and editing workflow. Students will produce an original story by the end of the course.

Advanced Video

This advanced course will cover advanced reporting techniques and story structure, videography, sound design, lighting, editing workflow, and ultimately produce multiple stories, which will be published online.

We will also discuss effective ways to build staff leadership and plan for your upcoming school year.

Newspaper

Newspaper Boot Camp

This course is designed for beginners who will get their first exposure to journalism while writing for their school paper.

Instruction will focus on giving students skills to survive that first assignment and to become a meaningful contributor from the first deadline.

The class will focus on news gathering, interviewing, news writing techniques and other skills necessary to equip any top-notch school news reporter.

Feature Writing

This course  concentrates on coverage, including human interest stories, personality profiles and in-depth interpretive features.

It is relevant to newspaper and yearbook, and it is useful for broadcast and online. It is not intended for beginners. Strong emphasis will be placed on narrative, voice and word choice.

Specialized Writing

This is an advanced class designed for the big-story reporter who is interested in in-depth reporting, strategic writing tools, multimedia/packaging tips and personal column writing.

It will focus first on identifying local people, events and issues worthy of coverage, then explain the reporting process (research, interview, observation), then review the writing/editing process.

Newspaper Editorial Leadership

This class prepares incoming editors-in-chief and managing editors,, both print and online, to effectively lead their staffs when school begins. Section editors will benefit as well.

The instructor will guide students through discussions of newspaper coverage, idea generation, story-telling methods and issue-driven coverage, story development, creative design, increasing readership, and planning and production methods — all designed to make you a powerful leader whose newspaper is valued — read and enjoyed — by your school community.

Photography

Beginning Photography

This class is aimed at photographers who are new to taking pictures for a school publication. Students will receive one-on-one help with the functions of their cameras.

Featured topics include learning basic camera and exposure controls, effective composition, basic Photoshop skills, use of a basic flash and strategies for covering a variety of school assignments.

Intermediate Photography

This class is designed for the photographer who has experience taking photos. Instruction focuses on understanding camera operations metering, learning the rules of composition, improving shooting skills, making the most of everyday assignments and working on a publication.

Students should have a good working knowledge of their digital cameras.

Advanced Photography

The advanced class is geared to the experienced student who has worked as a publication photographer for at least a year. This class will emphasize traditional storytelling skills and visual strategy.

Students will be exposed to using a digital camera meter in difficult lighting situations, overcoming common white balance issues and advanced compositional guidelines, developing effective photo assignments, covering assignment strategies, and image selection skills and the impact of a powerful crop.

Students will also learn location lighting and flash techniques from simple to more advanced remote triggers. Students will also take part in a Photoshop ethical discussions and learn Photoshop tools and guidelines used by professional photojournalists set forth by the National Press Photographers Association.

Yearbook

Yearbook Boot Camp

Created for rookies, this course will prepare students to be contributing members of the staff on the first day of school.

Among the topics to be covered are yearbook terminology, parts of the spread, creative coverage topics, sources and interviewing techniques and basic design. Students will also be taught skills for writing traditional and alternative copy, headlines and captions as well as basic photo composition.

Yearbook Design and Concepts

This class is for staffers who want to learn everything to make a great spread — from conception to completion.

The class will cover all aspects of yearbook design, including photo presentation, stories, captions, sidebars and headlines. Software will not be a part of the instruction. Students will need to furnish their own computers and  have a solid working knowledge of the design program their school uses.

Yearbook Theme Development

This advanced class is for staff leaders who want to learn strategies for enhancing the quality of their yearbook concept and leading their staff through the process.

The class covers all aspects of yearbook production, including theme development, design, storytelling, photo packaging, captions, sidebars, headlines and staff leadership.

Students will need to furnish their own computers and  have a solid working knowledge of the design program their school uses.

Gloria Shields NSPA Media Workshop
National Scholastic Press Association
info@studentpress.org • 612-200-9254