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.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.
"Youscience" career testing
Every student at CMS that has a CTE class is given a YouScience account where they can take a career interest survey, and a career aptitude assessment to help determine their ideal field of study. The website offers a wide range of information about careers, with videos that specify current job and educational requirements, potential income and can be updated by the student as they move through the different grades. Every C.T.E. student has access from middle school through high school.
MOCK INTERVIEW FOR 8TH GRADE CTE STUDENTS
CMS hosted a mock interview for all of our 8th grade CTE students. The students had 4 days to prep by rotating through the CTE classes learning about soft skills and work ethic, resume writing, and interview skills.
Many different members from community businesses, colleges, Better Business Bureau, and police officers to interview our students and give feedback for them. This event was not only eye opening for our students but also received many positive comments from the individuals interviewing about the high level of some of our students here at CMS.
8th grade computer applications students earn college credit
Students worked through a course where they learn the ins and outs of three Microsoft Office programs; Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and took exams on each one. Completed work grants students three college credit hours through Cleveland State Community College.
The new groups of RaiderTV broadcasting students did an outstanding job this year producing the daily news show! In addition to a daily news show, students produced a weekly video highlighting all the events happening around campus.
January 2020 CTE Newsletter
January 2021 CTE Newsletter
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.