RAIDER T.V. & COMMUNICATIONS
Raider T.V. broadcasts a daily news show and livestream coverage of school functions, sports, and special events.
C.M.S. is proud of its daily student-run Broadcast Media Program. Some of the students write the show's script; some create the graphics; some do the filming/editing of the movies; and other work on the technology during the show. From the sound tech to the floor and studio managers, each student has a responsibility to produce the daily show and uphold the high expectations that all have invested in as a group.
Our studio equipment is state-of-the-art Apple Macs with professional tripods and camera mounts, lighting kits, teleprompters, and microphones. Interviews are conducted in the "Green" room where teachers can film "flipped" lessons are also filmed. Students learn how to operate the sound board and movements of several cameras during the morning presentations. There's a local weather report; a sports roundup; lunch room menus; and timely news reports of current events.
The weather forecasts are taken from the National Weather Service and include the wind, humidity, clouds and information on fronts moving into our area.
Our carefully selected broadcast crew go through an extensive application process for their jobs, and at any time during their busy class, some will be brainstorming, others working on studio equipment, some filming, and some researching. Students learn to collaborate and answer their own questions, discovering the process of staying informed to inform as they follow the design model for S.T.E.A.M.. The program is constantly being revised and fine-tuned. We encourage our students to be self-directed and to show initiative and to stay productive throughout the class time, learning responsibility and other critical life and job skills.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a constructivist instructional approach where students are engaged in meaningful inquiry of personal interest to them and where collaboration and personalized learning are emphasized. Research confirms that PBL is an effective and enjoyable way to learn and develop deeper learning competencies required for success in college, career and civic life.