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Becky Mitchell Wins NWPE Grant!
posted by: Cindy Omlin | March 30, 2016, 10:16 PM   

wendy oldenkamp becky mitchell full length 2016Ms. Mitchell’s grant will help fund equipment to start a new broadcasting class.  She will purchase a green screen kit, a condenser microphone, Sony Movie Suite software and a camcorder.  Ms. Mitchell noted that her students actually helped write portions for this grant because they were so passionate about the project. 

Her 9th-12th grade broadcasting class will satisfy all the Speaking and Listening ELA standards in the Idaho Common Core State Standards.  News broadcasts - written, directed, produced by and starred in by students - will be produced weekly.  Middle school leadership will also produce a news segment.  The equipment will be maximally employed by the school as it can be used to videotape sports events, concerts, or other school activities. 

Ms. Mitchell, shown to the right of her principal Ms. Wendy Oldenkamp, believes that the professionalism of educators will be enhanced if students take charge of their own education through creative endeavors like this project.  A benefit for teachers is that they will be better respected for their investment in students and their education. 

Congratulations again to Ms. Mitchell, her students, and Vision Charter School!

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