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Video production and journalism plan travel for 2015

Why do we travel?

Programs like video production, newspaper and yearbook are generally unique in the school. Not only is there no one that teachers can collaborate with, students can't compare their work with others who may do things a little differently. As a result, workshops and conventions provide an invaluable experience for students who can meet and work with highly motivated students like themselves as well as learn from some of the nation's best teachers. Below are three awesome opportunities for our students. Pick one or pick all: each will provide a different experience and a different opportunity to learn.

Beside, it's time for KUGR to start picking up awards so a picture of YOU can be in the spot next to this copy block! You know you deserve it!

Media NOW STL

Sunday, June 21st, 2pm to Wednesday, June 24th, 11pm

650 Maryville University Drive

St. Louis, MO

This workshop actually begin at 2:01 p.m. in St. Louis and that's just the beginning of the quirky and awesome experience students can expect from Media Now STL. With crazy amounts of unstoppable energy, Kate Manfull will greet students at the opening session each day and send them on their way to information- and experience-loaded classes. Evenings will find students back with Kate for activities which, for now, will remain a surprise. Don't miss them!

Expect to push your writing, photography, web and multimedia skills to the limit at this hand-on workshop. Work time that will allow you to learn and then immediately apply that knowledge is a huge piece of this very active workshop. The faculty and staff expect a great deal from you at the workshop. Plan to be motivated, challenged and exhausted!

Cost: $300 for tuition; $100 for room and meals

Transportation: there will be a minimal charge for gas and van rental.

The only meals not included in the above price will be lunches on travel days.

Noon – 1:45 p.m. Dorm Check-in
2:01 p.m. – 3 p.m. Opening, Keynote
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Classroom Session
5 – 6 p.m. Supper
6 – 7:50 p.m. Classroom session
8:00-8:30 p.m. Large Group Session
9:00 p.m. Dorm Check-In
9:15 p.m. Night Activity


Monday
7:00 – 8:20 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Session – Large Group Keynote Speaker
9:15 – 11:45 a.m. Classroom Session
11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 3:45 p.m. Classroom Session
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Large Group Activity; Adviser Break Out
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Supper
6:00 – 7:50 p.m. Classroom Session
8:00-8:30 p.m. Large Group Session
9:00 p.m. Dorm Check-In
9:15 p.m. Night Activity


Tuesday
7:00 – 8:20 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Session – Large Group Keynote Speaker
9:15 – 11:45 a.m. Classroom Session
11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 3:45 p.m. Classroom Session
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Large Group Activity; Adviser Break Out
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Supper
6:00 – 7:50 p.m. Classroom Session
8:00-8:30 p.m. Large Group Session
9:00 p.m. Dorm Check-In
9:15 p.m. Night Activity


Wednesday
7:00 – 8:20 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Direct to Classroom for final presentations/Classroom awards
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Camp Feedback Forms
10:15 – Noon Awards Ceremony
Noon – Camp Ends (No Lunch)

Tall Oaks Workshop

Friday, Aug. 21st, 9pm to Sunday, Aug. 23rd, 11pm

12797 189th Street

Linwood, KS

This 3-day, Northwest-only workshop has been a staple for setting the stage to produce outstanding publications from room 151. We want to see a unification of the media at Northwest and hope KUGR and the video production classes will join in the move to create NWMedia. Let's show other schools what Northwest can do.

Each year, top advisers and professionals are invited to teach at our workshop held at Tall Oaks Conference Center just outside DeSoto, Kansas. The workshop is an immersive experience with a bootcamp environment that allows students to prepare for the coming school year. If video production students will come, we'll find the best video production teacher to come in and help you move to the next level. And we'll all get to know each other and we'll have fun.

Cost: $215, all-inclusive.

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National JEA/NSPA Convention

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 9pm to Sunday, Nov. 15th, 11pm

1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard

Orlando, FL

Micky, Minnie, Pluto and the whole Disney crew are waiting to greet convention-goers at this fall's National JEA/NSPA Convention in sunny Florida. We will arrive on Tuesday evening (student journalists from throughout Shawnee Mission district will be traveling together) so that we can maximize our time on Wednesday and Thursday to enjoy theme parks and pehaps even a beach. The convention will begin Thursday evening with a keynote address and continue through Sunday. Student journalists will have a chance to match their skills against their colleagues from across the country in the national Write-off on Friday afternoon. Students will pick from hundreds of sessions to attend on Friday and Saturday during the day. Best of Show honors will be handed out on Saturday evening, Write-off awards will be given on Sunday and we'll return to Kansas City later that day.

Officials are expecting this to be the largest convention ever with more than 6,000 high school journalists in attendance.


Here's the projected cost breakdown (subject to change):

Hotel (Dolphin Hotel at Disney World): $350 (This price is based on 3 people per room. The price will drop to $270 if we have 4 people in each room.)

Airfare: $350 (Southwest Air guesstimate)

Convention Registration: $100

Convention t-shirt: $20

Disney 2-day Park Hopper pass: $260 (We will be working to get a group discount, if possible)

Universal Studios 1-day pass: $160 (We will be working to get a group discount, if possible)

Shuttle to/from airport: $40 (includes tip)

Dress up Dinner: $65 (total guess... I haven't looked into this yet)

Meals: $250 (this is the price I figure for all trips. it may be a little more for this one)

Trip without theme parks: $1,175***

Theme park tickets: add $420 ***(convention delegates will determine whether we go to both theme parks)

Because the convention promises to be one of the largest ever held and because housing is limited, we will be asking students who wish to attend the convention to commit before the end of the school year so that we can reserve hotel rooms. To reserve a spot, submit $150 on or before May 12. You may either write a check or pay by credit. More info on that later.

***I've tried to provide "worst case scenario" prices, but this is all based on current prices which may change before we are ready to purchase.

The deadline for down payment ($150) will be May 12. We will reserve hotel rooms on May 13 for those who have made the down payment. We anticipate that the hotel will be filled by the end of the summer, so only those who make the down payment will be guaranteed the opportunity to go on this trip.

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