About Student Television Network

STN was started in 1999 by a group of teachers who wanted to support and encourage scholastic broadcasting and to provide a forum for teachers to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from professionals in the industry. Over the past 18 years, STN has expanded to include film, media and other forms of communication taught in high schools and middle schools. STN serves teachers and students with curriculum, communication and competitions year-round.

In 2004, STN held its first convention in Los Angeles where students and teachers convened for several days of education, competition and networking with each other and professionals. That convention has now grown to 2,700 attendees and has taken place in LA, Anaheim, Dallas, Orlando, San Diego and Atlanta.  The 2017 Convention will be held in Anaheim March 28-31.

STN now offers a Resource section on the website. Members can visit this section for lesson plans, resource links and video tutorials on many subjects. The tutorials are produced by industry professionals who share their knowledge with STN schools.

The STN ListServ allows teachers to communicate directly with one another. Teachers can post a question and expect a multitude of replies immediately. STN also uses the ListServ to communicate important information to members.

STN hosts several student competitions throughout the school year. Challenges present a prompt and allow students 6 days to complete a video entry. STN Nationals encourage students to submit their best work in many specific categories. Broadcast Journalism and Film Excellence celebrate the best programs. STN also hosts a Teacher Video Contest and awards for the STN Student of the Year and Teacher of the Year.



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