Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop
lease join us this summer to help us celebrate our 30th year with our best workshop yet! This landmark anniversary is the culmination of an unceasing effort to make the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop among the premier high school events of its kind in the country.
Last year, more than 675 student journalists from seven states participated in the workshop, taking home the knowledge and ideas they needed to enhance the quality of their newspapers and yearbooks. This year, the excellence so many advisors and students have come to expect will once again be on display: a wide diversity of courses -- photography, design, editorial leadership, advertising, reporting and writing, among others -- taught by some of the nation’s leading journalism educators. Before you begin registration at
www.gloriashieldsworkshop.com please make note of the following:
• The school adviser must register prior to the students. • The Medical Release/Student Contract must be printed off and completed by each student. • Each adviser must collect these forms to turn in upon arriving at the workshop. • You must know your method of payment before you begin registration. We look forward to seeing you in July!
Table of contents
3 Workshop schedule 4-5 Frequently asked questions 6-7 Class descriptions 8 Work samples 9 Jim Davidson scholarship 10 Hotel information 11 Medical and conduct forms 12 General information
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Workshop schedule SUNDAY, JULY 5
Registration 2-4 p.m. Hotel Opening Session 4-4:30 p.m. Hotel Adviser Classes 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hotel Yearbook Classes 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hotel Newspaper Classes 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hotel Photography Classes 4:30-5:30 p.m. Hotel Dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. On Own Night Classes 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hotel
MONDAY, JULY 6
Morning Classes 9-11:30 a.m. Hotel Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. On Own Afternoon Classes 1:15-4:45 p.m. Hotel Dinner 4:45-7 p.m. On Own Night Classes 7-8 p.m. Hotel Press Conference 8:15 p.m. Hotel
TUESDAY, JULY 7
Morning Classes 9-11:30 a.m. Hotel Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. On Own Afternoon Classes 1:15-4:45 p.m. Hotel Dinner 4:45-7 p.m. On Own Night Classes 7-9 p.m. Hotel Auction 8:15 p.m. Hotel Dance Party Bash 9:30-11 p.m. Hotel
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
Photo field trip
Morning Classes 9-11:30 a.m. Hotel Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. On Own All photo assignments due 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Classes 1:15-3:30 p.m. Hotel All other assignments due 3:30 p.m. Students’ Night Out 4-11 p.m. Six Flags Over Texas - Students must purchase tickets. For details, go to www.gloriashieldsworkshop.com and click on “Student Info”
THURSDAY, JULY 9
Morning Classes 9-9:30 a.m. Hotel Showtime with Louis DeLuca 9:30-10:30 a.m. Hotel Awards Assembly 10:30 a.m.-Noon Hotel Checkout at Marriott by Noon
Dance party bash
Frequently asked questions General
Q: Who is eligible for the Jim Davidson Scholarship? A: Graduating seniors who show evidence of ability and merit in the field of scholastic journalism. The recipient must be a veteran of the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop and must plan to continue in the field of journalism at a college or university. A major in journalism is not required. Q: When is curfew each night? A: 11 p.m. Students are to be in their room with the door closed at this time. Q: Is transportation provided? A: The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle service to many shops and restaurants located within a five mile radius of the hotel. Dallas County Schools will only be providing transportation to Six Flags, or other workshop-related field trips. Q: When should I arrive on the first day? A: Registration opens at 12 p.m., and the opening session begins at 4 p.m. You should arrive early enough to check in to your room and get settled before the opening session. Q: What types of activities have been planned? A: Classes will take up the larger part of the day, but several activities have been planned throughout the week:
Frequently asked questions
Monday evening: Mock Press Conference with special guest Tuesday evening: Auction followed by Dance Party Bash Wednesday evening: Students’ Night Out – field trip to Six Flags over Texas
Q: What are Dallas Dollars, and how do I get them? A: Dallas Dollars are rewarded to students who show exemplary performance in classes and can be used to purchase items at the Tuesday evening auction. Q: What is an artist session, and how do I register? A: These are 30-minute sessions with a professional graphic designer. Each school can register for one yearbook session and/or one newspaper session. It is the adviser’s responsibility to register for artist sessions prior to the workshop, and payment must be made before the session is scheduled.
Q: How do I know which level of class to register for? A: There are different class levels for Photography, Yearbook and Newspaper. Beginning: Perfect for a first year staffer or a student in need of a refresher course. This is a great way to cover the basics of your area of interest. Intermediate: Second or third-year staffers are able to improve their skills and gain new knowledge.
Advanced: Seniors and staffers in leadership positions are on the advanced level. Students must have vast knowledge and ability in their subject. The course descriptions found here can also be helpful in determining which course best fits your capabilities. Q: What do I do if I want to switch classes? A: Your adviser has the ability to log in to the workshop registration website to change your class selection.
Q: How do I reserve my hotel room? A: Follow this link to the Dallas Marriott Quorum reservation webpage: http://marriott.com/dalqc?groupCode=gsxgsxa&app=resvl ink. Please make sure to set the correct dates, July 5–9. You may also reserve your room by phone: 1-800-228-9290 Make sure to request the Gloria Shields Workshop rate. Q: When is the deadline to reserve a hotel room? A: June 16. Q: How much do the hotel rooms cost? A: Each room is priced at $90 per night Q: Are meals provided? A: No. You will be responsible for all of your meals for the week. There is a restaurant inside the hotel, as well as many surrounding eateries. There are over 170 restaurants within a four mile radius of the hotel. (http://addisontexas.net/ where_to_eat/addison_restaurants/) Q: Is internet access included in room price? A: No. Internet access is priced at $9.95 per room, per day. Free wireless internet access is available in all meeting rooms and in the lobby. Wired Internet access in the guest rooms is $9.95 a day. Wireless internet is available in the lobby for $9.95 a day. Wired and Wireless internet are available in the meeting rooms- additional costs will apply. Q: When should I arrive on the first day? A: Registration opens at noon, and the opening session begins at 4 p.m. You should arrive early enough to check in to your room and get settled before the opening session. Check in time begins at 3 p.m. Q: How can I contact the hotel? A: The direct phone line for the hotel is (972) 661.2800, the reservation line is 1-800-228-9290. You may also visit the hotel website at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ dalqc-dallas-addison-marriott-quorum-by-the-galleria/ Q: Will there be security guards on-site? A: Yes, the hotel provides around-the-clock security.
Q: What is the tuition cost? A: Each class costs $110. Q: Where do I mail my payments, and when are they due? A: You can make checks payable to Dallas County Schools and mail to: Dallas County Schools Attn: Gloria Shields Workshop 612 North Zang Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75208 In order to guarantee your spot in a class, Dallas County Schools must have either a $20 deposit for each attendee or payment in full. Q: Will I get a refund if I am not able to attend? A: You will receive an $90 refund if you are unable to attend (there is a non-refundable $20 deposit).
Q: What payment options do I have? A: You may pay online with PayPal, personal or school check or school purchase order. Q: When is my artist session payment due? A: Payment is due with your registration payment. No artist sessions will take place without payment in full (the cost is $60). If you will be using PayPal, please note the following: Processing Fees are 2.9% of the total amount plus 30 cents per transaction. Please see Examples below. If student is paying deposit the processing costs are $20 X .029 + .30 = 0.88 If student is paying for Class, processing costs are $110 X .029 + .30 = 3.49 If adviser is paying for two student classes, processing costs are $220 X .029 + .30 = 6.68
2008 summer workshop photos
Classes Business and Advertising Design
Teacher: Cindy Todd Class Description: The Business and Advertising Design class is aimed at staff members who will be responsible for making sure their publications meet their financial obligations. Students will learn how to design and sell ads. Students will also learn budgeting and accounting procedures. Class Supplies: Copies of your newspaper or yearbook, mechanical regulations for your publication, business card and letterhead, scissors, city phone directory, advertising rate cards and contracts, your school and/or publication logo, colored markers, pica ruler, magazines. Laptops are helpful.
Adobe InDesign Beginning
Teacher: Alyssa Armentrout Class Description: Beginning Adobe InDesign will teach students how to use the latest pagination software to produce their newspaper or yearbook. The class will cover the tools and options InDesign. Knowledge of computers is required. Basic knowledge of page-layout programs is recommended. Students enrolled in this class must bring their own computer, loaded with InDesign 2.0 or InDesign CS/ CS2. No more than two students per computer, please. Class Supplies: Computer with InDesign CS or newer. We recommend the computer have at least 256 MB of RAM. Bring copies of your publication, magazines or other publications with ideas you like, blank CD-R discs, a notebook to take class notes and pens. Additional materials may be identified in the confirmation letter.
Publication Design Teacher: Sherri Taylor Class Description: Publication Design is an intense course in techniques on how to use design as the hook to pull readers onto the page. Sherri Taylor will present contemporary coverage ideas and ways to bring that coverage alive through strong design. Students must bring their own computers and printers for this class. Class Supplies: Computer with InDesign, Pagemaker or Quark. We recommend the computer have at least 256 MB of RAM. Bring copies of your publication, magazines or other publications with ideas you like, a notebook to take class notes and pens. Additional materials may be identified in the confirmation letter. Adobe InDesign Advanced Teacher: Jacob Palenske Class Description: Advanced Adobe InDesign will teach students how to use the latest pagination software to produce their newspaper or yearbook. The class will cover more advanced tools and options of InDesign and will teach students how to create and save designs into libraries and set styles. Previous experience with the software is required. Students should bring design ideas from the staff or magazines to create in class. Students enrolled in this class must
bring their own computer, loaded with InDesign CS/CS2/ CS3. No more than two students per computer, please. Class Supplies: Computer with InDesign CS or newer. We recommend the computer have at least 256 MB of RAM. Students should know the page dimensions and specifics or pre-load a blank page with the correct settings. Bring copies of your publication, magazines or other publications with ideas you like, blank CD-R discs, a notebook to take class notes and pens. Additional materials may be identified in the confirmation letter.
Teacher: Bobby Hawthorne Class Description: Sports Writing will emphasize timely and dynamic coverage of high school sports, with special emphasis placed on reporting and writing about local athletes and topics. Sports photography and page design will also be discussed. Class Supplies: Magazines, rulers, glue sticks, dummy sheets, editorial policy of your newspaper, copies of your newspaper, newspaper style sheet, school calendar and scissors.
Teacher: Sandy Hall-Chiles Class Description: Beginning Newspaper is for newspaper staffers who will get their first exposure to journalism while writing for their school paper. This session will focus on giving students skills to survive that first assignment and to become a meaningful contributor from the first deadline. The instructor will focus on news gathering, interviewing, news writing techniques and other skills necessary to equip any top-notch school news reporter. Class Supplies: Newspaper style sheet, paper and pens.
Teachers: Timm Pilcher, Nancy Kruh Class Description: Feature Writing, taught by Timm Pilcher and Nancy Kruh, will concentrate on general feature coverage, including human interest stories and news features. Class Supplies: Newspaper style sheet, paper and pens.
Teacher: Scott Winter Class Description: Specialized Writing is designed for the staffer who is interested in in-depth reporting, packaging and column writing. Class Supplies: Paper, pen, copies of your newspaper, laptop and printer access if possible.
Newspaper Editorial Leadership
Teacher: Dean Hume Class Description: Newspaper Editorial Leadership is designed for editors. Instructor Dean Hume will discuss all phases of newspaper coverage, libel laws and editorial leadership. Class Supplies: Magazines, editorial policy of your newspaper, newspaper style sheet, school calendar.
Teacher: Staff Class Description: Photo Editors will learn how to serve as coordinator, organizer, motivator and director of a publication’s visual content. In addition, students will discuss coverage ideas, angles for shooting assignments, systems of tracking assignments and inventory of all photo supplies, the importance of editing film for winning images, page design and photo placement. Photo editors will also learn how to communicate with the rest of the staff. Class Supplies: A laptop with Photoshop would be helpful, but is not required. Bring copies of your publication and samples of your own work.
Teacher: Mike McLean Class Description: Advanced Photography will emphasize traditional skills and the importance of capturing the moment to effectively tell a story. Using digital cameras, students will develop story ideas, shoot images and edit a final class project. Each student must have a complete working knowledge of equipment, factors of exposure, rules of composition, basic computer skills and shooting skills. Class Supplies: A laptop with Photoshop would be helpful but is not required for these two classes. Students should also bring copies of your publication and samples of your own work.
Teacher: Sam Effinger Class Description: Beginning Photography is aimed at photographers who have never taken pictures for a school publication. Featured topics include learning about the camera, composition, introduction to flash photography, portraits, candids and selective focus. Students will work with digital cameras only. Class Supplies: Empty memory card, flash drive (1-4 gig), extra camera batteries, lenses, electronic flash, lens cleaner, pens, notebook to take class notes and write captions. Digital camera – extra batteries or battery charger, all cables or a USB card reader, lenses, at least four blank CD-R discs. If your school has a laptop with Photoshop, bring that as well (not required). Computer Requirements: Computers should have the appropriate software required for the class with at least 256 MB of RAM and at least 300 MB of space on the hard drive. No more than two students per computer. Schools must also provide a printer and printer cables. If the computer has some type of administrative password, the student must either have the password removed prior to the workshop or bring the password with you.
Teachers: Jill Chittum and Craig Coyle Class Description: Intermediate Photography is designed for the photographer who has publications experience. Instruction will be focused towards learning the rules of composition, improving shooting skills, making the most of everyday assignments and working on a publication. Students should have a good working knowledge of their digital cameras. Class Supplies: Empty memory card, flash drive (1-4 gig), extra camera batteries, lenses, electronic flash, lens cleaner, pens, notebook to take class notes and write captions. Digital camera – extra batteries or battery charger, all cables or a USB card reader, lenses,
at least four blank CD-R discs. If your school has a laptop with Photoshop, bring that as well. Computer Requirements: Computers should have the appropriate software required for the class with at least 256 MB of RAM and at least 300 MB of space on the hard drive. No more than two students per computer. Schools must also provide a printer and printer cables. If the computer has some type of administrative password, the student must either have the password removed prior to the workshop or bring the password with you.
Teacher: Margaret Sorrows Class Description: Intermediate Yearbook is aimed at the staff member who has experience, but is in a secondary leadership position. Yearbook design, graphics and copywriting will be emphasized in this class. Class Supplies: Magazines (old and recent), rulers, glue sticks, colored markers, copies of your yearbook, scissors, construction paper, style sheet for yearbook, notebook paper and staff manual. If you bring a computer, load some images on it to use in designs.
Yearbook Section Editors
Teachers: Becky Tate, Lori Oglesbee Class Description: Yearbook Section Editors is perfect for the staff members who are in charge of a section of the yearbook. Instructors will focus on section development, design, coverage and graphics. Class Supplies: Magazines (old and current), Rulers, Glue sticks, Colored markers, Copies of your yearbook, Scissors, Construction paper, Style sheet for yearbook, Notebook paper, Staff manual. If you bring a computer, load some images on it to use in designs.
Yearbook Editorial Leadership
Teachers: Wayna Polk, Martha Akers, Ray Westbrook Class Description: Yearbook Editorial Leadership, taught by Wayna Polk and Martha Akers, is designed for the editor-in-chief. Students will use the latest trends to improve content, design and format. This class is limited to just 3 staffers per school. Class Supplies: Magazines (old and recent), rulers, glue sticks, colored markers, copies of your yearbook, scissors, construction paper, style sheet for yearbook, notebook paper and staff manual. If you bring a laptop, load some images on it to use in your mock designs and bring an external storage device.
Teacher: Staff Class Description: Beginning Yearbook is designed for the student who has never been on a yearbook staff. Emphasis will be on copy, caption and headline writing, basic layout design and photo selection. Students will compile a staff resource notebook containing a collection of graphics, photo examples, story ideas and secondary coverage ideas. Class Supplies: Magazines (old and recent) Rulers, glue sticks, colored markers, copies of your yearbook, scissors, construction paper, style sheet for yearbook, notebook paper, staff manual, if you bring a computer- load some images on it to use in your mock designs, one three-ring binder per staff member, clear-viewtop-loading sheets and plain white paper for the staff resource notebook.
Jim Davidson memorial scholarship The Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop is pleased to award the Jim Davidson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduating senior who wishes to further his or her journalism education at a college or university. Established in 1994, this $500 college scholarship is a memorial to Jim Davidson, one of the founders of the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop and a leader in the scholastic journalism profession. Davidson taught at Lake Highlands High School, where his publications were state and national award winners. The scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who shows evidence of ability and merit in the field of scholastic journalism. The recipient must be a
veteran of the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop and must plan to continue in the field of journalism at a college or university. A major in journalism is not required. Applicants must complete the form at the bottom of this page, attach requirements listed, and have the form completed and ready to turn in upon arrival at hotel check-in. Finalists will be selected by the workshop committee, and they will have an opportunity to give additional information in a personal interview. The winner of the scholarship will be announced at the awards ceremony of the 2009 Gloria Shields Publications Workshop.
Jim Davidson scholarship application Name: Address: City/State/ZIP: Phone (w/area code): High school attending: Class rank: Publications adviser: College/University you are planning to attend: Journalism classes you have taken: Sections of the workshop you have attended and years: Submit this application with these attachments: 1. A letter explaining why you think you are qualified to receive this scholarship. Include awards you have won and your future plans. 2. A sample of your journalism work. At least five clips. 3. A letter of recommendation from your adviser. Applications may be sent to Dallas County Schools or may be submitted at registration. All finalists will be interviewed by the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop Committee during the workshop. Your hotel check-in is the deadline to turn in this information.
Marriott Quorum Hotel by the Galleria Work, Stay, Play the Addison way. A North Dallas Landmark, the Dallas Marriott Quorum by the Galleria is centrally located in the heart of the Dallas Addison district featuring restaurants, entertainment and Galleria shopping. This Dallas hotel is situated along the North Dallas Tollway and near the Village on the Parkway and Grand Spa. We constantly strive to exceed the expectations of todayâ€™s business, leisure and meeting guests by providing a full array of amenities, world class service and our newly renovated guestrooms and fitness center. Guests of the Dallas Marriott Quorum can enjoy our on-site restaurant, bar and Starbucks. Business travelers will appreciate our business center and over 18,000 sq ft of event space.
Hotel Contact Information
14901 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75254 Phone: (972) 661-2800 Reservations: 1-800-228-9290 (Be sure to request special Gloria Shields Workshop rate)
Registration and forms
For Group Reservations and to organize billing please contact Shannon Baker: Phone: (972) 404-5017 Fax: (972) 687-7472 firstname.lastname@example.org Please email or fax your room lists to Shannon. Reservation Deadline is June 19, 2009.
Hotel Highlights: This hotel is nonsmoking Best location in Dallas/Addison! Surrounded by 160 restaurants and shopping Dallas Marriott Quorum is very close to the Galleria with complimentary transportation
For Individual Reservations: Reservations can be made online at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/ travel/dalqc?grou pCode=gspgspa& app=resvlink&fro mDate=7/5/09&t oDate=7/9/09
NOTE: You may pay with a credit card or check. If paying by check, it must be mailed to the hotel in advance (10 business days prior to check-in date). Purchase orders will not be accepted unless a Direct Billing application is completed and approved by the Marriott (this process can take up to two weeks). For more information, call (972) 404-5017. If your group is exempt from taxes in the state of Texas please provide documentation prior to arrival. You may fax the form to (972) 687-7472 Attention Shannon Baker.
Medical release form School name: Student name:
Date of birth:
Home telephone: (
Telephone (best to contact at): (
Physician’s phone: (
If parent cannot be reached, contact: Name:
List important medical information or health concerns: Medical insurance company: Type of coverage:
I.D. or Group number:
I confirm that the information on this medical release form is valid to the best of my knowledge. In the event that I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the physician selected by the workshop director to hospitalize, to secure proper treatment, or to order injection, anesthesia or surgery for my child as named above.
Student contract My signature verifies that I understand the conditions of my participation in the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop. Failure to comply with any of these conditions will result in immediate termination of my participation in the workshop and a loss of all workshop fees paid. 1. I may not have in my possession or consume any alcoholic beverages, controlled substances or possess illegal weapons. 2. I must not damage or destroy any property used in conjunction with the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop. I understand my guardian and I will be responsible for any damages I incur. 3. I must not be involved in any type of vandalism, or be the cause of vandalism of anything that is related to the workshop, hotel or anything in conjunction with the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop.
4. I will not hold the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop responsible for any lost or stolen articles. 5. I will refrain from using vulgar, inappropriate language or behavior, or participating in gang activities during the workshop. 6. I will abide by any decision made by the workshop director and/or committee of the Gloria Shields All American Publications Workshop. 7. I grant the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop permission to reproduce my photograph in promotional materials. Student’s signature: Parent/guardian’s signature:
Come join us at t h e
Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop Sponsored by Dallas County Schools
July 5-9, 2009
Marriott Quorum Hotel by the Galleria in Addison, Texas
Hotel $90 + tax per night
Register at www.gloriashieldsworkshop.com It is tradition at the Gloria Shields All-American Publications Workshop to play as hard as we work. Six Flags Over Texas will be this yearâ€™s Student Night Out activity. Students and their chaperones will be transported to and from Six Flags by Dallas County Schools to spend the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, July 8 having fun! Tickets will be sold at the door. Please have your payment ready (checks can be made payable to Dallas County schools). The price per ticket is $24.