Each year, STN students collaborate on a documentary project
where several schools produce segments on a common topic.
2019-2020 COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENTARY
The Power of Social Media--the Good, the Bad, the Ugly
STN will be looking for stories that show the positives and negatives of how people are using social media in their lives and communities.
Students at STN schools are invited to fill out the Producer Application with their pitch idea and send a link to their video pitch by the deadline. One Student Producer from each school will be the responsible party for the work but they must have a teacher adviser invested in the project.
One Student Producer from each school accepted for the project will be given free registration to the STN Convention ($100 value) in Washington DC. Travel, hotel and all other costs will be the responsibility of the Producer. Producers not attending the convention will receive a prize.
November 1 – Applications Due with 30 second video pitch URL link
November 15 – Production Teams announced
November 18 – First Google Hangout
December 1 – Scripts Due
December 20 – Rough Cuts Due
February 1 – Finished pieces due for STN documentary
Finding a Positive Mindset
Tenacious Teens: Don't Underestimate Us!
The New Safe: Inside the Battle for School Security
No Limits: A New View of Disability
Fighting Poverty One Community at a Time
STN has created Educational Standards to satisfy requirements for Common Core and Career and Technical Education career pathways recognized in various states.
New Lesson Plans are linked with these Standards and available to all STN Members.
Over the years, the STN office had received countless requests from teachers for guidance on standards and curriculum. Sometimes they are new to the profession, new to the subject matter, or even tenured teachers who do not have updated curriculum from their state. The STN Board of Directors has been working for several months to compile a clearinghouse of national and state standards for video production in an effort to help assist teachers needing help or just looking for fresh ideas to introduce into the classroom.
You may notice some states are not listed. This is primarily because some states did not have posted or updated standards listed online. If you are a teacher in one of those states, we welcome you to share resources with us so we can add your state to the clearinghouse.
If you're wondering where to start when purchasing new equipment for your program, STN has teamed up with Pro Audio and Video Systems to get you started. Here we offer several options in varying price ranges with lots of good ideas for your studio.
Mix and Match and order everything from one source.
CONTACT: Kenny Crysler at Pro AV
Thoughts and Insights from STN Board Members