Video Journalism at Laingsburg Middle School STS Team Spotlight

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Laingsburg Middle School STS Team standing behind their display. L to R: 8th graders Sierra Price, Boyd Cook, teacher Angela Clark-Pohlod, 8th graders Gabby Paquet, Tyler Scanlan and Autumn Eyre.
Laingsburg Middle School STS Team standing behind their display. L to R: 8th graders Sierra Price, Boyd Cook, teacher Angela Clark-Pohlod, 8th graders Gabby Paquet, Tyler Scanlan and Autumn Eyre.

The 16th annual AT&T/MACUL/MVU Student Technology Showcase took place December 7, 2016 in the rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol building. The event featured nearly 40 student teams from around the state that showcased students demonstrating the use of classroom technology. This is a series to highlight the participating teams. Articles were submitted by each team.

The Laingsburg Middle School student team project featured at the 16th Annual STS at the Capitol focused on student video journalism.

The Laingsburg STS team and student display on December 7, 2016.
The Laingsburg STS team and student display on December 7, 2016.

The Burg Broadcast is a student video journalism program. Students learn photography, videography, interviewing, editing, and production skills.

Students in broadcast produce a live news show daily presented to middle school students during FLEX classes. There are announcements, student created videos, interviews, weather, and sports presented during the news.

“I think if you are an anchor then you learn how to talk fluently and speak in front of a crowd, and if you are in the control room you will learn how to work with the equipment that we have and also learn how to problem solve on you feet.” – Emily Gutzman, Class of 2022

Students learn and hone their skills on responsible television production and meeting deadlines. “This class is a collaborative effort between 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students to produce a daily new show. Students take ownership of their work and are motivated to create new and exciting content for the show regularly. This class has allowed me to guide students and help them evaluate their works in new and exciting ways,” said teacher Angela Clark-Pohlod.

Check out their twitter feed (@LMSWolfpack) and YouTube channel (Burg Broadcast)!

For more photos from the event visit http://sts.macul.org/photos.  

Team Teacher/Mentor

Angela Clark-Pohlod is a Math & Sciences teacher for Laingsburg Middle School. Visit her class website – http://www.mrsclarkpohlod.com/.

School

The Laingsburg Middle School enrolls students in grades 6 through 8. The school features a personalized, small school approach to education. For more information visit http://www.laingsburg.k12.mi.us/middle_school

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