Brittany Glover and Michelle McNealy, students
from Edward Waters College attending the Educational
Technology class of Pro. William Jackson had the
opportunity to attend WJCT and the Florida Public
Broadcasting Service event Teacher Town Hall.
Teachers across the state were invited to have
their voices heard in a taped forum addressing
Florida's high school dropout crisis.
This unique opportunity allowed these
two students to hear educators perspectives,
experiences, suggestions and ideas
about the urgent issue of the increasing
dropout rate of high school students and
the implications of failing the FCAT
Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.
The WJCT Studios was a great setting to
gather teachers from around the state including
Duval, Clay, Putnam and surrounding areas.
The program taped will be re-broadcast across
the state on PBS and NPR stations in May.
Al Letson of NPR's State of the Re: Union hosted
and guided the dialogue. Brittany Glover a Mass
Communications major had the unique opportunity
to see firsthand how technology is used to broadcast
programming. Michelle McNealy had the opportunity
to hear strategies, the use of benchmarks, standards
and other measurements to assess student success,
challenges and progression as a Psychology major
this is very relevant to her profession with the use
of data as a tool to apply prescriptive measures to
control and monitor behaviors.
EWC was well represented by these talented young
ladies. The opportunity to take a photograph
was also provided with Mr. Letson who encouraged
them to continue their education.