PSTV Media Hubs
PSTV is thrilled to announce the 3rd year of the Media Hub Program. This program brings media technology to the public schools of Philadelphia, providing students hands on learning through school-based and after school programs. If your school is selected you will have the opportunity to partner with PSTV staff to develop an inclusionary program that benefits your students, educators and the school.
Media Hubs are scaled to each school’s needs through baseline technology components including cameras, computers, and additional equipment necessary to create audio and video content. Schools that are selected to receive a Media Hub must identify a team of educators to be trained by PSTV staff to create a sustainable model at their schools.
Applications for PSTV Media Hub Program will relaunch in March of 2020.
Current Media Hub Schools:
James Dobson, Francis Scott Key Elementary, Bodine High School for International Affairs, Bache- Martin Elementary School, Parkway Center City High School, Lankenau High School, Pollock, Andrew Hamilton, George Washington Carver Engineering and Science, Frankford, Anne Frank, Girls High, Crossroads Accelerated Academy, Longtreth, Juniata Park Academy, Masterman, Mastbaum, Ludlow, Harding, Crossroads Academy@ Hunting Park, Meredith, John Moffet
What is the PSTV Media Hub program?
PSTV has been provided a grant through Comcast to bring media technology to the schools. In selecting schools and rolling out new media equipment this is an amazing opportunity to have tools that will work in a multi-faceted way.
You can use media tools in the classroom; provide students hands-on learning through school-based and after-school programs organized by your school staff. If your school is selected you will have the opportunity to partner with PSTV staff to develop an inclusionary program that benefits the students, teachers and the school.
HOW DOES DIGITAL MEDIA TRANSLATE TO EDUCATION IN THE CLASSROOM?
Media is an investment in the future. Videos are powerful and persuasive ways of representing and connecting schools and communities to the public. Media has been proven to enable and empower student voices through creativity and applied skills. Studies show that students engaged in the media arts create strong communication, pro-social interaction, critical thinking and writing skills that support the everyday learner.
Students who participate in PSTV programming will have the opportunity to work in a cross-functional team and will be exposed to developmental opportunities so that they develop the necessary skills needed to compete socially and academically. Students who participate will develop 21st Century skills that incorporate; critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, information, media and technology skills as well as life and career skills that can be applied to the classroom.
Educators partnering with PSTV will also be developed to be able to expand their skill-set while understanding the connections between digital media in classroom instruction.