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New Tech Students Speak Out on Arts Electives

Apr. 09, 2014 | Susan C. Schena, Napa Valley Patch, March 25, 2014

New Technology High School students Crysta Tim, Nicolo Bacialli and Theon Peters last week were awarded third prize in the National 2014 C-Span Student Cam competition for their documentary entitled “Protect the Electives”.

More than 4,800 students in 46 states and Washington, DC sent a total of 2,355 entries to C-SPAN this year.

Videos were evaluated by a panel of educators and C-SPAN representatives based on the thoughtful examination of the competition’s theme, quality of expression, inclusion of varying sides of the documentary’s topic, and effective incorporation of C-SPAN programming.

The New Tech students won a $750 cash prize in a special school assembly, and the C-Span educational bus was be on hand for students.

 The annual competition is sponsored by the C-SPAN Education Foundation. 

The student video can be seen here: http://www.viddler.com/v/ee6b725c


About New Technology High School

As an innovative, student-centered model of education, New Technology High School inspires student growth as personally successful life-long learners, responsible, and resilient in the rapidly changing 21st century.

About the New Tech Network

The New Tech design is a blueprint, accompanied by a set of core beliefs, tools, and strategies to help each school fulfill its purpose. New Tech design principles provide for an instructional approach centered on project-based learning, a culture that empowers students and teachers, and integrated use of technology in the classroom. Through extensive professional development, personalized coaching and access to Echo, a learning management system, NTN empowers principals, teachers, and students to develop compelling, relevant and meaningful learning communities.

 

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