Summer Adviser Workshop (SAW)

SAW, the workshop that has provided insights, feedback and pragmatic advice for hundreds of Colorado media advisers over the years, returns June 3-5, 2020.

The workshop is again at Rock Canyon HS in Highlands Ranch. This is a commuter camp, but beverages, lunches, and snacks are provided all three days.

This workshop runs concurrently with the reTHINK workshop.

Sessions will be led by some of the state’s most successful and inspiring advisers, including opportunities to work with the faculty of the reTHINK workshop.

There is one registration fee for everyone: $150 per person. Please register using this online form, and you will have a chance to pay registration fees by credit card at the end of the form. We also accept checks, either mailed or delivered the first day of the workshop.

Registration deadline is May 27.

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Just starting your advising career? Join us. Need to shake things up for next year, as a teacher and adviser? Join us. Want to brush up on your skills and knowledge? Join us.

In an age where the press seems under relentless attack and where phrases like “fake news” are used to describe even the student press, advising has become a tougher job for everyone. From ethics to teaching interviewing, from managing a staff to organizing photography, and from helping students sell ads to creating a grading system that is fair and motivating, the job of student media adviser has never been more difficult. But we are here to help!

SAW will feature a faculty of Colorado Student Media Association members, led by Adam Dawkins, CJE, from Regis Jesuit HS, and will provide instruction in class organization, advising philosophy, grading methods, professional support options, multimedia basics and hands-on training, and teaching writing & reporting. Advisers will also be able to choose from a menu of focused sessions (part of reTHINK) which touch on all aspects of student media. All advisers will review the basics of understanding student press rights in Colorado. This is a highly individualized workshop, meeting you wherever you are.

The cost for this three-day workshop is $150 per adviser, with lunches and snacks included, as well as all materials. Hundreds of Colorado media advisers have participated in SAW over the past 20 plus years, and we hope this year will be your chance to SURVIVE or REVIVE, and get ready for the coming school year.

Registration is done through our online form. Payment may be made on the form using our secure credit card payment link, or by check, payable by the first day of the workshop.

Colorado Student Media Association
Summer Adviser Workshop (SAW)