Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Waterford Journalism Experience gives elementary students a chance for mentoring in Digital Media Arts programs

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     Saturday's Journalism Experience at Waterford Kettering High School was an excellent idea. With parents, teachers and over 200 students representing every elementary and middle school in Waterford and some from surrounding districts, it was considered a rousing success. Waterford Schools largely produces excellent Digital Media Arts Programs and
teachers Brian Wilson and Dan Krompatic have been nominated for Waterford Teacher of the Year. Wilson won this year for his work on the Kettering newspaper and now serves as an adviser for the Academic Center at Kettering.

  With programs from newspaper,yearbook and Waterford Kettering broadcasting lab represented, students received hands on instruction, advice and exposure to computer software that the high school programs use and elementary and middle school students have access to.

 Think of it as a feeder program in academics instead of the AAU would do in several youth programs. Jesse Sutherland runs the Waterford Kettering broadcasting lab and has brought the program a long way in her four years on the job as both a broadcast journalism and English instructor.
Katie Mundinger, a 2009 graduate of Waterford Mott is now a senior in college and has an extensive resume in broadcasting and is a contributing reporter to WOOD-TV out of Grand Rapids. She was the keynote speaker.  If you have a program that you feel as though would be newsworthy, contact me at 248-238-4449 for both a picture album and video news story for the Oakland Press and this blog.
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