COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Real World Preparation

The Standards call for learning objectives that align with JLI methodology.

“To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technological society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and ideas, to conduct original research in order to answer questions or solve problems, and to analyze and create a high volume and extensive range of print and non-print texts in media forms old and new.” (CCSSSELA)

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
Digital Skillset

“The need to conduct research and to produce and consume media is embedded into every aspect of today’s curriculum. In like fashion, research and media skills and understandings are embedded throughout the Standards rather than treated in a separate section.” (CCSSELA)

Building Proficiencies
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS

JLI students work in groups and individually to research topics that reflect their intrinsic interests, identify experts who can speak to these topics, prepare questions, schedule and conduct interviews, write and produce stories, and publish their work, digitally and in print. As they research, JLI students conduct strategic information searches, determining strong sources from weak ones through context and critical thinking. During this process, students are given project roles–either assigned, rotating, or self-agreed upon–which they are accountable to through the project’s completion.

Students learn to communicate effectively via social media, develop a workflow, maintain an online brand or presence using platforms like WordPress or Wix, design publications, and use digital tools and software such as–but not limited to– Garage Band, Photoshop, tablets, DSLR cameras, In Design, or Final Cut. 

Anchor Standard

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

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Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

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Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

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Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

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Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, teacher led) with diverse partners on topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ idea and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on what precedes it to form a unified whole; include formatting, graphics, and multimedia when useful.

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Present an opinion that is tied to and reflects on experiences, observations, or resolutions.

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Produce clear and well-reasoned writing that is developed, organized, and presented in a style that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched materials; reference evidence and stimulate an informed exchange of ideas.

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Make strategic use of digital media (such as textual, graphical audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence, and to add interest.

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Engage in short-term and long-term research projects that answer a given or self-generated question; limit or expand investigation when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources, and demonstrate comprehension.
Journalistic Learning students create with confidence, communicate with conviction, and take ownership of their learning.
What Our Founders Are Saying
“When young people experience a sense of ownership in learning, competency with media and technology, and the freedom of self-expression, they thrive. They are empowered to make informed choices, to advance democracy, and to invent the future. If ever there was a time for us to harness the energy and fortify the ideals of our youth, it is now . . .”
– Esther Wojcicki
“Journalistic Learning is a game changer. It fundamentally shifts the focus and purpose of learning from the teacher to the student, and builds and strengthens fundamental life skills necessary for success and fulfillment. It is simply the most conscious, values-based, holistic, and effective education program I have seen to date.”
– Tara Lynda Guber