ERIC Number: ED239607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Vallecito Middle School's Educational Television.
Dixie Elementary School District, San Rafael, CA.
Vallecito Middle School in San Rafael (California) has been using video production techniques since 1981, and the staff has observed many positive changes in learning, attitudes, and behavior resulting from the use of television. Videotaping has facilitated learning in science, physical education, English, and social studies classes. Guest experts in many fields have been invited to Vallecito each year and the videotapes of their performances are kept in the school library. School-wide activities were videotaped and stored in the library and during 1982-83 a video yearbook was compiled. The creation of the "What's Up Broadcasting System," in which students presented a videotaped weekly newscast, resulted from the desire to meet the social studies competency concerned with student awareness and appreciation for current events. The program was selected to appear weekly on a local educational television channel. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (EM)
Descriptors: Demonstration Programs, Educational Television, Interdisciplinary Approach, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, News Reporting, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Public Speaking, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Student Projects, Teacher Participation, Video Equipment, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dixie Elementary School District, San Rafael, CA.