STN CURRICULUM CLEARINGHOUSE
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.
The clearinghouse is only a sneak peek at what STN has in store with regard to curriculum! We are hoping to create a comprehensive curriculum including lesson plans, project outlines, and even our own national standards. And to kick things off, we invite all teachers attending the 2018 STN Convention in Nashville to join us for our curriculum session so you can give us your ideas and provide feedback on what you want to see in the STN curriculum.
CLEARINGHOUSE INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL AND STATE RESOURCES
LEE GIAT: HOW A TRIP TO RUSSIA LAUNCHED MY CAREER
Lee Giat and two of his Cypress Bay High School classmates took part in the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange’s (SEE) 30-second Video Contest announced at the Student Television Network (STN) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, and won. Their reward consisted of being selected as the US anchors of the joint US-Russia Youth TV Bridge project, implemented by SEE, and traveling from Weston, Florida to Cheboksary, Russia to be the first American students to attend the Volga Encounters Youth Media Festival. Here is Lee’s personal story on how this trip launched his career.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
It’s a question every student seems to encounter. As a second-year college student, that answer has shifted constantly since high school. I began making videos when I was seven years old. I made short films with my neighborhood friends using my mom’s camera and Windows Movie Maker, and overall, I entered the beginning of a long learning experience.
That was until 2012, when I joined Cypress Bay High School’s TV Production program. I began to learn that video production as a whole, not just filmmaking, was a platform. Whether it’s used to tell a story, to convey a message, or to just showcase some creativity, it enables billions of people around the world the opportunity to express anything they want. I began to explore this platform by learning and applying my skills in video journalism, live broadcasting, radio production, and much more. Through competing both locally and nationally, I was able to showcase and test my knowledge and prior experience.
Then came the time for my very last national competition toward the end of my senior year. The Student Television Network convention in Atlanta, Georgia. I saw an advertisement in the convention’s magazine about a video contest, with the prize being trip to the Volga Encounters youth media festival in Russia. I told my classmates, Ricky and Daniel, that we should enter together. Read the rest of Lee's article.
US-RUSSIA DISABILITIES PARTNERSHIP
We are pleased to announce that our partner, the US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange (SEE), has launched a new project – Disabilities Partnership TV (DPTV). The pilot episode of this mew project is now available online via this link. In this episode, you will meet the anchor team – students from Yekaterinburg and Lancaster, PA, and will watch them in action as they meet each other face to face in Russia and the US, get to know the national Russian soccer team for the blind, and join kids with disabilities on a kayaking trip in Boston.
After you’ve watched the pilot episode, please don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments by participating in this brief survey.
And don’t forget that anyone can be a DPTV correspondent and contribute to future episodes. All you need to do is send SEE your stories on disability topics. For details, visit the SEE official website here.
STN 2017-2018 COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENTARY
STN students will collaborate on a documentary project where several schools produce segments on a common topic.
The topic of this year’s collaborative documentary is:
Tenacious Teens: Don't Underestimate Us!
STN encourages students to tackle issues that can in some way effect change. By working collaboratively, students will learn how to share responsibility for workflow and how to produce a piece that is required to fit in a larger project. These are important skills for real-world employment and success. This is a great opportunity to learn more about documentary filmmaking while making a positive impact in our communities.
The Pitch Deadline has passed. Selected schools will be announced soon.
Connect with STN on social media to follow this project!
STN EDU PAPERS
Thoughts and Insights from STN Board Members
Boost Your YouTube Channel
Online Resources for broadcast journalism teachers Ideas for creating your website
Streaming your school events is as easy as 1-2-3…
How To Use Schoology to Teach Production Classes
How to use Google Drive to organize your files -
and your classroom!
Basic tips about lesson plan design.