Message to families
Today s elementary student is living in the age of instant access and constant communication: Twitter; YouTube; Facebook, Instagram. Want to know the distance from the Earth to Mars? Google it. Want to know what your friend is eating for dinner? Text him. It s important for students to make sense of the information and filter all of this data to make good decisions. That s where Crestview School of Communication comes in. Students focus on three distinct strands of communication: oral and written communication; visual communication; and communication through media literacy. As early as first grade, students use microphones and sound systems to speak publicly and learn they can impact and have influence through their communication. The school has a state-of-the-art digital television studio, CVTV, where students get hands-on experience in the world of broadcasting. Students are in charge of all areas of production from serving as anchor to engineer to roving reporter. They gain real-world experience by operating the cameras, writing the scripts, and handling all transitions. The TV studio isn t the only way students learn to communicate. Radio broadcasting during lunch periods; communication through print - school newspapers; online communications such as blogging; classroom websites; Skyping; Facetime; video conferencing; visual communication through photography class and yearbooks; offer many other ways for students to sharpen their communication skills.
Posted September 02, 2014