Building a Student
Journalism Program:
Empowering Project-Based Learning
& Digital Literacies
Hopkinton High School
Fred
Haas

Sterling
Worrell

English teacher
fhaas at hopkinton.k12.ma.us

Photography teacher
sworr...
Our Challenge

Create a blended/hybrid class to revive and
recreate the high school journalism program
Hybrid Format

Rotating schedule of five meetings in seven days
Three face-to-face classes | Two online classes
Student Challenge

Create and manage publishable content about
the high school and community in digital format
Project Based Learning | Workshop

Create and manage publishable content about
the high school and community in digital fo...
Collaboration

Editorial Staff - Copy and Multimedia
Reporters - Departments and Self-Selection
Student Leadership

Editorial staff leads and manages the operation
reporting assignments, workflow, and publishing
Project Management

Student Reporters manage each story project
Editorial Staff manages reporters & story projects
Critical Thinking

Begin with consumption; how to read journalism
NewsU: Understanding Basics of Journalism
More Critical Thinking

Transition to production; how to create journalism
NewsU: Basic Reporting, Writing, & Photography
Self-Direction | Self-Selection

Reporters work both within departments of choice
Free to work outside of department with ...
Localizing

Regional, National, Global issues in local context
Quality Standards

All models from professional & college media
Continually improving over the time of program
Journalism Ethics

Code of ethical responsibility for journalists
Students make ethical decisions about stories
Communication

Goal: All work produced is with intent to publish
Form: Text, Image, Audio, & Video to suit content
More Communication

Producing content for real purposes & audiences
Articles are regularly republished with local news
Text and Image

Continue to develop a variety of story forms
All news stories include one or more images
Video

Transferring inverted pyramid style to video format
Documentary technique & Five-Shot Sequences
Digital Literacies

Contexts: Personal/Social, Learning/Workplace,
Media/Technology, Community
Tools of the Trade

Devices: iPad and iMacs, still & video cameras
Software: MOODLE, Wordpress, Flickr,Vimeo
Hopkinton High School
Fred
Haas

Sterling
Worrell

English teacher
fhaas at hopkinton.k12.ma.us

Photography teacher
sworr...
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MassCUE 2013 - Building a Student Journalism Program

  1. 1. Building a Student Journalism Program: Empowering Project-Based Learning & Digital Literacies
  2. 2. Hopkinton High School Fred Haas Sterling Worrell English teacher fhaas at hopkinton.k12.ma.us Photography teacher sworrell at hopkinton.k12.ma.us HHSPress.org
  3. 3. Our Challenge Create a blended/hybrid class to revive and recreate the high school journalism program
  4. 4. Hybrid Format Rotating schedule of five meetings in seven days Three face-to-face classes | Two online classes
  5. 5. Student Challenge Create and manage publishable content about the high school and community in digital format
  6. 6. Project Based Learning | Workshop Create and manage publishable content about the high school and community in digital format
  7. 7. Collaboration Editorial Staff - Copy and Multimedia Reporters - Departments and Self-Selection
  8. 8. Student Leadership Editorial staff leads and manages the operation reporting assignments, workflow, and publishing
  9. 9. Project Management Student Reporters manage each story project Editorial Staff manages reporters & story projects
  10. 10. Critical Thinking Begin with consumption; how to read journalism NewsU: Understanding Basics of Journalism
  11. 11. More Critical Thinking Transition to production; how to create journalism NewsU: Basic Reporting, Writing, & Photography
  12. 12. Self-Direction | Self-Selection Reporters work both within departments of choice Free to work outside of department with approval
  13. 13. Localizing Regional, National, Global issues in local context
  14. 14. Quality Standards All models from professional & college media Continually improving over the time of program
  15. 15. Journalism Ethics Code of ethical responsibility for journalists Students make ethical decisions about stories
  16. 16. Communication Goal: All work produced is with intent to publish Form: Text, Image, Audio, & Video to suit content
  17. 17. More Communication Producing content for real purposes & audiences Articles are regularly republished with local news
  18. 18. Text and Image Continue to develop a variety of story forms All news stories include one or more images
  19. 19. Video Transferring inverted pyramid style to video format Documentary technique & Five-Shot Sequences
  20. 20. Digital Literacies Contexts: Personal/Social, Learning/Workplace, Media/Technology, Community
  21. 21. Tools of the Trade Devices: iPad and iMacs, still & video cameras Software: MOODLE, Wordpress, Flickr,Vimeo
  22. 22. Hopkinton High School Fred Haas Sterling Worrell English teacher fhaas at hopkinton.k12.ma.us Photography teacher sworrell at hopkinton.k12.ma.us HHSPress.org

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