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KEMPA will bring a one- to two-day workshop of specialized instruction to your school (or a group of schools in a geographic area who will meet at one school). The host school must guarantee a 20-student minimum for each day.
Here’s how it would work:
Each time block of instruction would focus on one specialized area, for example, journalistic writing, layout and design fundamentals, photojournalism, leadership, staff management, alternative coverage, press law, etc.
The advisers who are hosting the workshop select the topics they want covered in the instruction.
KEMPA will send instructors with expertise in the areas selected for the workshop. They will deliver a total of six hours of instruction.
The dates for your workshop are flexible, depending on instructors’ schedules, during the summer or school year, on the weekend or during the week.
A schedule that works well includes a short introduction followed by three hours of instruction (with brief breaks), a half hour for lunch, and then another three hours of instruction and a short closing.
Host school responsibilities:
Recruit a minimum of 20 students for the workshop and collect the $50 per student per day fee. ($35 per student option also available)
Decide how lunch will be handled. Those attending could bring a bag lunch, or parents could provide lunch, or the publication could pay for lunch.
Invite other advisers in the area to attend at no charge, even if they bring no students. If they attend with their students, they will be expected to help work individually with students during work time or present a session if the workshop is large.
If more instructors are needed, recruit them from local professionals or attending advisers or volunteer to teach a session yourself.
Host instructors overnight if they are driving from a distance and need accommodations.
Provide nametags, photocopier availability, computer access.
Payment to KEMPA should be made on the day of the workshop.
Host school benefits:
The host adviser/publication will keep $15 of each student’s $50 registration fee. You could consider this a fundraiser: with 20 students for a full day, you would keep $300. If you don’t need a fundraiser, students will pay just $35 each.
The host adviser selects the curriculum for the workshop, tailored to his or her students’ needs.
How to get started: Call or e-mail Patrick Johnson to talk about the instruction you would like and the dates you are considering.
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