FOX61 Student News: 21st Century ideas

Story by Erin Cromwell  and Alessia Cawley, Wilton High School

Teaching 21st century skills has become essential in education.

In order to prepare us for the future, educators work hard to brainstorm the skills and content needed. Wilton High school has been teaching Video Production Class for the last several years. However, this year the class has taken a new role. The class focuses on teaching students the essential skills needed in life no matter what career path they choose. Ms. Naeem has been working on developing a new curriculum, one in which students learn to research, understand current events, the role of media, social networks, and most importantly, how we can make a difference using video production.

Students have developed various forms of video, ranging from documentaries, news reports, PSAs, and short films. Not only do we learn do use the technology, we focus on how to be better writers and pay attention to our audience.

Teaching 21st Century Skills through Video Production is not only purposeful, but engaging.

The FOX 61 Student News program empowers Connecticut middle and high school students to explore the world of multi-media journalism by giving them the opportunity to capture, edit and publish original content under the guidance of industry professionals.

Each student produced and hosted segment will showcase a local story or event, highlighting all that is great about our state and align with our station's mission of HOPE. Segments will be featured on-air during Friday's Morning News at 7:25 a.m., the 5 and 10 p.m. news. twice during the FOX61 Morning News on Saturday, on our Facebook page and right here on FOX61.com!

Stay tuned and keep an eye out for the next news star! If your school would like to get involved learn more here or email us at studentnews@fox61.com.