Pulitzer Center and Student News Action Network PowerpointPresentation Transcript
Mark Schulte Director of Online Initiatives Washington International School Kate Seche National Education Coordinator The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Under-reported stories from journalists in the field
Outside of traditional American media and exclusive to the Pulitzer Center
Short, accessible, blog-style articles focused on the people, places and issues.
Provide travel grants to international journalists
Cover the hard costs of reporting projects
Allows journalists to cover issues from the ground
Global Gateway inspires students to become active consumers and producers of news and information .
Reporting by Subject: Reporting by Theme:
Multimedia Reporting Projects
Online Interaction with Journalists
Afghanistan by Donkey by Anna Badkhen During the year that is supposed to determine Afghanistan ’s future, Anna Badkhen gives readers a longer look at a deeply fissured nation that has endured war almost incessantly for millennia. Related Lesson Plan: Youth and Education in Afghanistan Dhaka ’s Challenges: A Megacity Struggles with Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene by Steve Sapienza, A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die every year from waterborne diseases. Related Lesson Plan: Exploring Downstream: Water Resources
Email and Skype exchanges between students and our journalists
In class visits from our journalists and staff
Journalists mentor student reporting projects
Bring the Pulitzer Center into your Classroom:
LGBTQ Youth in Chicago: Collaboration
with Free Spirit Media
Global student news service
Writing, photography, podcasting, movie-making
Bureau schools and contributor schools (GIN connection)
Student editorial board
Builds on strong journalism and global issues foundations
Potential for truly global reach
Bureaus Contributor Schools Student News Action Network Composed of bureau editors (students!) Editorial board website
We seek high-quality research-based reporting on global issues that are profoundly connected .
Easily adaptable to NewsAction:
A history project on Middle East transitions
A social studies essay on African migration patterns
A geography essay East European nation-building
A health study on HIV/AIDS rates in Haiti post-earthquake
Travelin’ Teens and Tweens
Digital Storytelling (ALAS Media)
It is collaborative . Students work together to produce a common body of research.
They reflect together to determine relevance. They share ideas before writing their individual essays. The teacher is able to observe their level of collaboration both online and in class, and is thereby able to assess it.
Students collaborate with their counterparts at schools (bureaus) around the world.
Get Globally Connected!
Building Learning Communities: Making the Global Connection
Collaborative Tools for Collaborative Projects
How to Create Global Connections in the Curriculum
It uses the latest technology tools effectively , especially for students who naturally enjoy social networking.
It is not tied to the classroom, but rather to the real world. (News Roundups)
The tasks required fit many students' preference for working on their own schedule and while on-the-go.
Not another paper! Alternative Projects and Social Media
Flip Your Classroom: Implementing a Successful 21 st Century Classroom
More is Less: More Technology is Less Disruptive Than Less Technology
It is authentic and relevant , empowering students as problem-solvers and critical thinkers. The students demonstrate their developing understanding of local, national, and international issues.
Be the Change You Want to See in the World
Transform the Culture of the Classroom: What About 21 st Century Skills, Literacy and Fluency
It encourages students to discern which information is useful .
With the Internet, students are faced with limitless information spanning a full range of quality.
They must know how to find what is relevant and assess it critically.
They are using primary and secondary sources, as well as professional news services (more on this later).
They are accountable for their published work.
Teaching the Media Strand
Harnessing the Power of Web 2.0
It is practical . Students are so often warned about what not to post on the Internet. Here is their opportunity to make a positive footprint. Students are producing their work for a global audience rather than simply for their teacher or classmates. They build a portfolio of their work that is online and available for their own purposes, for example to support their applications to universities or employers.
It is ongoing . Rather than being a one-off exercise, this a project with ambitious goals and a scalable structure that will support huge growth over a period of years. With your help it can become a global phenomenon.
How does the network function? Explain role of bureau and contributor, scale
“… and so what’s actually happening?” (reveal moment)
Show AIR map and talk about actual schools focusing on Europe as example
Plans: regional home pages, AP-based news curation
“ So who are these kids?”
Facebook like competition
“ Many children in the Mirebalais area cannot read or write, just as their parents cannot, in part because the nearest school (a single room inside a church where the teachers barely have a 6th grade education) is a 45 minute walk that could turn into a dreadful journey that can take hours if the unpaved road is washed out by even the smallest storm.” Gabby Brubaker
“ Time neither stopped nor raced ahead at that Moment, yet it has carried a strange sense of heaviness ever since. ” -Mika Yoshii “ I finally reached my dad. He was safe, on the 27th floor of his building. He said the building was still swaying a little bit, even fifteen minutes after the earthquake. ” -McKenzie Miller “ With a snap of a finger the classroom began to jerk from side to side, and it was at this point that we understood that this wasn’t just an ordinary quake.” -Mai Hahne
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Photographs Text services Interactives Video
Pultizer Center on Crisis Reporting
Flexible programs designed to meet your student, classroom, school needs
Opportunities for students to gain valuable media literacy skills while engaging with pressing international issues
Safe and professional platform for students to disseminate their work
Student News Action Network
Membership is free, and there are no commitments
High school-age students and a faculty adviser or mentor
Interest in participating in a high-quality forum to address global issues