At SNO, we take care of the technology, so you can focus on the journalism. Many sources offer journalism curriculum — lessons on conducting an interview, taking great photos or polishing your lead — yet few sources exist to meet the specific challenges you face in managing a scholastic news website.
You don’t have to start from scratch or spend a lot of money. As your partner in publishing online we’ve developed some resources for you. Our growing list ofclassroom tools such as job descriptions, story and design checklists and even a workflow chart (all as PDF files), gives you a sense of best practices for online newsroom management.
SNO Team members have presented instructional sessions at conventions from coast to coast, and look for us at national conventions this fall. If you have not been able to attend these sessions, we’ve made the presentations available at Slideshareto view online and for you to use with your staff. You missed us in person, but this is the next best thing!
Even better than a 50-minute convention session is a full day of in-person training customized to the needs of your staff or other group. On these SNO Days we come to meet your staff, a group of advisers in a school district or region, or present a strand at your upcoming conference. In July, our team helped more than 30 schools get a jump start on the school year with a SNO Day in Dallas. Those teachers smartly teamed up to organize the training and share the expense, making the training a real value. Is a SNO Day right for your staff, group, or convention? Contact Kari at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss fees and possibilities.
No matter your budget or location, SNO has a resource to help you improve what you do as a teacher and adviser.