Broadcasting is an activity that builds essential 21st Century skills in our students. In working with the tools and resources required for broadcasting, students strengthen communication skills through team collaboration, heighten creativity through brainstorming, and develop problem solving and time management skills through organizing and creating the show. Participation in broadcasting benefits students in many ways and provides experience and skills needed to transition more easily into the workplace.
The School Broadcasting Program integrates new video broadcasting equipment into the media program to produce a school news/announcement program through an intranet channel that can be accessed throughout the Savannah-Chatham County School System. The school broadcast is a perfect platform for showcasing student projects and includes presentations created by students throughout the school. The School Broadcast Program is a collaborative effort between the school's administration, the media specialist, and other faculty and staff.
At this time, nineteen of our K-8, middle, and high schools have received broadcast equipment grants from ESE Networks. These schools received much needed high-quality video production equipment, software, training and support from ESE Networks. As part of this grant, each of these schools maintains their own web portal to display their productions to the world through recorded videos and live broadcasts.
This year an additional sixteen elementary schools received video broadcast equipment, software, and training to allow them to broadcast a school news program through the intranet.