Teachers are spending a week of their summer vacations to learn new skills in scholastic journalism. On July 19, 18 Oklahoma educators gathered at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College for a five-day Oklahoma Scholastic Media Initiative workshop. The program is funded by a grant from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation in partnership with Oklahoma Scholastic Media. Workshop participants are trained in cutting-edge, multimedia concepts in scholastic journalism by Gaylord College staff and industry professionals. In addition to the free professional development, 14 of the teachers received a total of $75,000 to start or improve their online media publications at their school.
For more information on the 2017 OSMI grant application, email Melanie Wilderman, Director of Oklahoma Scholastic Media at email@example.com.
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