New London High School Building a TV Studio
New London High School is taking their 1:1 initiative to the next level. The school is in the process of building a television studio which will be used to teach a video production class. New London Superintendent Steve McAllister…
“Sort of what we’ve been saying is that it’s a paradigm shift, if you will. We are in the process of moving the traditional teaching and learning environment and traditional teaching model to what we call a digital teaching and learning model. What’s driving that is the 1:1 Initiative.”
If your’re not familiar with the 1 to 1 initiative, it’s making sure that every student in grades 6-12 have a laptop. The video production class will be offered to about 14 students…
“So we have a job and job description in our studio. It’s everything from production, to directors, to audio, and all the different jobs you would find in a regular production studio. Students then had to fill out an application and write a letter, do a resume, get references, and then turn it into the hiring committee.”
The station will be called KTTV and will air a pre-recorded broadcast on the school televisions and over the internet, hopefully, once per week.
The construction of the studio has been fairly cheap due to the in-house work done by the school’s maintenance workers, shop teacher, and local workers. The process of turning the old ICN room into a studio is not complete yet. They hope to show it off at an open house once it’s finished.