JEA Curriculum Highlight: Defining Website Goals

It’s always a good practice to take a step back every now and then and assess the direction you’re heading. Even though this often happens during the summer or at the beginning of a school year, it’s a good idea to do quick checks throughout the year to make sure that you’re still heading in the right direction.

The JEA Curriculum has a multi-day lesson to help your staff define and set those goals. As part of the lesson, students will research best practices of presentation and technology for a news website, develop architecture and strategies to maximize user satisfaction with a website and define the nature and purpose of the website. The lessons comes with a Survey Results Worksheet as well as a handout for students to assess group members’ work throughout the project.

This curriculum is available to all JEA members. To access the curriculum, you must be logged in to the JEA Curriculum site. Once you are, you can access this lesson here: Defining Website Goals.

Check out the video here to learn more about the JEA Curriculum. If you’re a member you can login to access the curriculum here. If you’d like more information about the benefits of JEA or if you want to join JEA, you can find more information on

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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