The Heron Show is a weekly newscast done by students in the advanced media class at Heron School. These students transform their classroom into a studio each day. In a matter of minutes the tables of the classroom are pushed back and students bring out all the equipment needed to create their show. Students collaborate on news segments and each brings their own flare to the show. All students in this class have been through beginning media, where they work on SEVA projects like Documentaries, PSAs, Instructional, and Creative Expression videos. Mr. King uses every opportunity to teach students about the various techniques and skills they will need in class and beyond. Students are simultaneously learning communication, collaboration, project management, as well as other life skills that they will be able to take with them into any career they pursue. Students gladly accept the opportunity to express their creativity and give value back to their school. It is easy to see that this program is a great benefit to the entire Heron K-8 community.
Creative Expression K-3: Sight Words (SEVA)
Creative Expression K-3: Don’t Waste Paper (SEVA)
Documentary K-3: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. From the Mouths of Kindergarteners! (Honorable Mention)
PSA 7-8: Don’t Text and Walk (Honorable Mention)
PSA 7-8: Lend a Hand, Mend a Heart (Honorable Mention)
Mr. King is known for having the perfect balance of fun and structure in his classroom. He is constantly pushing his students to create their best work and ensures he provides the support they need to be able to do so. He seems to have a sixth-sense when it comes to students needing help. Before they can even raise their hand, he is there ready to give support and guidance. Mr. King is able to transform his classroom into a news studio in a matter of minutes and empowers his students to take on their own leading roles in the process. His students have the flexibility to show their creativity while also creating dynamic news shows that are broadcast around their school. Mr. King also allows his students to find their niche in his media class and encourages them to go outside of their comfort zone to do so. There is a sense of trust and respect when you enter his classroom and we believe this is why his studio runs as well as it does.