Newspaper In Education

Throughout each school year, KPC Media Group Inc.’s Newspaper in Education (NIE) program will deliver thousands of newspapers to more than 230 educators throughout DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties. Those teachers, through the incorporation of newspapers in the classroom, will enhance the learning experience of more than 4,500 students in a wide array of subject areas including math, geography, civics, community involvement, reading comprehension and more. In addition to using printed newspapers, a number of teachers are incorporating digital content from kpcnews.com into their classrooms.

What teachers are saying: “For 90 percent of my students, this is their only way to read a newspaper because of their socioeconomic status. My students now pick up the newspaper daily because they are so interested in what is going on in their community.”

NIE Teacher Resources

To support anyone interested in using newspapers for educational purposes, KPC Media Group has arranged to make educational resources available to teachers through the sites listed below.

The Newspaper in Education Institute

http://www.nieteacher.org/kpcnie/

At the NIE Institute site, teachers will find more than 300 instructional resources including instruction guides, serial stories, student supplements, bullying and character education materials, subject-specific courses, audio and video teacher-training modules, and an NIE Instructional Calendar/Interactive White Board.

A user guide for the site can be downloaded at http://www.nieinstitute.org/NIEI_user_guide.pdf.

The Hoosier State Press Association

http://www.hspafoundation.org/newspaper-in-education-activities-by-grade-level/

http://www.hspafoundation.org/newspaper-in-education-activities-by-category/

  • Teaching Parts of the Newspaper
  • Editorial/Opinion (activities for all grade levels)
  • News (activities for all grade levels)
  • Sports (activities for all grade level)
  • Weather: Weather Genie? (Grades 6-8)

American Press Institute

http://www.naafoundation.org/Curriculum/NIE.aspx

  • By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers
  • Community Connections With Geography and the Newspaper
  • A Good Read: Literacy Strategies With Newspapers
  • Newspapers Maintain the Brain: A Guide for Using the Newspaper to Enhance Basic Skills
  • Serial stories

Participate in the NIE program:

NIE is available at no cost to teachers in our four-county area. To join, contact Melisa Boggs, NIE Coordinator, at 800-717-4679 Ext. 1109 / mboggs@kpcmedia.com, or Wes Townsley, Director of Audience Development, at 800-717-4679 Ext. 1199 / wtownsley@kpcmedia.com

Support Newspaper in Education

Funding for our NIE program comes from donations from area residents, sponsorships from business and the Dekko Foundation, and special events including KPC Media Group’s Community Garage Sale and the KPC Triathlon.

If you would like to donate, contact Melisa Boggs, NIE Coordinator, at 800-717-4679 Ext. 1109 / mboggs@kpcmedia.com or Wes Townsley, Director of Audience Development, at 800-717-4679 Ext. 1199 / wtownsley@kpcmedia.com. No donation is too small. Every $1 provides for 14 newspapers to area students.

THANK YOU for your support!

On behalf of area students and teachers, KPC Media Group thanks all of the program supporters who make our NIE program possible with a special thanks to the DEKKO Foundation for their support.

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