The 1988-89 school year is only a summer away, and Deseret News Newspaper in Education personnel are already working to make the time fun and exciting for students and teachers.
Northern Utah teachers are invited to attend one of three "Real Life Learning With Newspapers" workshops, scheduled June 15, 16 and 17 in Orem, Farmington and Murray."The workshops will help teachers prepare for the exciting events of the year and how to use them in their teaching through the Deseret News," said Carolyn Dickson, Newspaper in Education manager.
"There are indications that textbooks are already seven years old when they reach most teachers, so the newspaper can fill a very real need in motivating students to keep abreast of the real world," Dickson said.
The workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15 at Westmore Elementary School, 1150 S. Main, Orem; June 16 at Farmington Junior High School, 160 S. Second West, Farmington; and June 17 at Horizon Elementary School, 5180 S. Glendon, Murray.
Offering one-half to one-hour recertification/inservice credit, the classes will help teachers discover new ways to provide instruction with the Deseret News, which collected 25 of the 42 prizes for print media in the most recent competition of the Utah Headliners Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists.
With expertise in a wide variety of areas, Deseret News writers, editors, photographers and artists open new windows of learning for students.
At the workshops, teachers and Deseret News and Newspaper Agency Corp. personnel will share ideas at several 45-minute, small-group sessions, of which teachers may choose four. Topics will include practical methods for using the Deseret News as part of the regular curriculum.
School teachers conducting workshop sessions will include Karen Harder, Clinton Elementary School, Davis District; Nancy Larsen, East Midvale Elementary School, and Michael Ernsten, Butler Middle School, both Jordan District; and Patty Gillespie, Twin Peaks Elementary School; Marlene Woolley, Taylorsville Elementary School; Kristie Fink, Hunter Junior High School; and Marlene Hughes, Fox Hills Elementary School, all Granite District.
Also providing instruction will be Dickson; Sherry Madsen, Deseret News Newspaper in Education coordinator; O. Wallace Kasteler, Deseret News photographer; and Guen-ther Popp of the Newspaper Agency Corp. composing room staff.
Topics will include "Let's Get Started," ideas and strategies on how to begin using newspapers in the classroom; "Little People Love the Newspaper," tested methods and activities that work; "Comic Papers," designed to brighten language arts and to help teachers see how instruction with the comics is fun; "Holidays in the `News,"' month-by-month holiday ideas to enrich existing programs; and"Expanding Social Studies," planned to complement existing curricula with international, national and local news.
Kasteler will share slides and experiences of his 40 years at the Deseret News in his session, "Picture This," and other subjects will include "Producing a Class Newspaper," ideas to help students enjoy seeing themselves in print; and "The News Bowl," a fun, new approach to current affairs and all basic subject areas. Other topics are also planned.
The Newspaper in Education Department will provide special helps during the year on elections and the Olympics in Korea, as well as "No Books Day" in March.
A $15 registration fee includes lunch. PTA officers are invited to accompany teachers from their school for only $5 each. Registrations for the workshop and lunch should be made by calling 237-2140.