Now in its 11th year, Teachapalooza is the place for college journalism educators to catch up, power up and reignite their passion for teaching. A successful virtual gathering in 2020 gave more educators the opportunity to attend, allowed for more guest instructors to tune in and share their wisdom, and provided a unique focus on the art of online teaching, so we will host a virtual version of Teachapalooza again in 2021!
Join us for two fast-paced days of relevant, cut-to-the-chase learning for journalism educators. We will record the sessions so participants can capture anything they miss in the live online session. Our plan is to bring you fresh, practical and specific teaching — exactly what you have come to expect from Teachapalooza.
Poynter Director of College Programming Barbara Allen will join longtime Teachapalooza Senior Faculty Al Tompkins as co-lead of Teacha 2021. Before coming to Poynter, Allen spent nearly 10 years at Oklahoma State University as adviser to the school paper, The O’Colly, and as an adjunct professor teaching courses in multimedia reporting and public affairs writing. She oversees Poynter’s College Media Project, writes the weekly Alma Matters newsletter and develops training for educators and students. Together, Tompkins and Allen will lead a thoughtful, hands-on and fun event.
Teachapalooza alumni have come to rely on this community of teachers and its yearly meeting to help them navigate challenges, reconvene with friends and refuel with ideas for the coming academic year. Once you attend, you’ll find that the Teachapalooza community supports you every step of the way.
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