PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) Hosts Teacher Workshop at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver

DENVER – After two years of virtual workshops, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) is excited to host over 30 educators from across the nation for its 12th annual teacher workshop at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver.

From July 25 to 27, educators will work alongside youth media producers from the SRL team and other public media professionals to learn best practices for implementing SRL’s original video journalism and media literacy curriculum during the 2022-2023 academic year.  

Educators will build on their technical and editorial skills such as interviewing, digital photography, mobile journalism, editing and podcasting Teachers will also have the opportunity to ask questions to longtime SRL educators in a Q&A panel. 

The goal is to help educators excel in broadcast leadership and use their skills to empower middle school and high school students to tell important stories from a youth perspective. 

“We’re delighted to return in person to provide this valuable, annual opportunity that strengthens community among video journalism educators,” PBS NewsHour Executive Director of Education Leah Clapman shares. “Now more than ever, educators need support and space given the current environment.”

“Rocky Mountain PBS is pleased to host educators from across the country in our state-of-the-art facilities. We look forward to making the opportunity memorable for SRL educators,” said Thomas Busch, operations manager at Rocky Mountain PBS.

Educators will also provide feedback on SRL’s media making prompts, challenges, and themes for the 2022-23 school year, especially in the run-up to the 2022 U.S. midterm elections.

Stay tuned for more updates throughout the workshop on SRL’s social media channels.

About Student Reporting Labs

Through video journalism, Student Reporting Labs (SRL) creates transformative educational experiences that inspire middle and high school students to report on the issues that matter to them, find their voice and engage with their communities. SRL lesson plans, assignment prompts and instruction tools facilitate project-based learning that builds critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills. Follow Student Reporting Labs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Major support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the MacArthur Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award.                                                                                                                                          

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PBS NewsHour is seen by over four million weekly viewers and is also available online, via public radio in select markets, and via podcast. PBS NewsHour is a production of NewsHour Productions LLC, a wholly-owned nonprofit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., in association with WNET in New York. Major corporate funding is provided by BNSF, with additional support from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Lemelson Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, The PEW Charitable Trusts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, Skoll Foundation, The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Friends of the NewsHour and others. More information on PBS NewsHour is available at pbs.org/newshour. On social media, visit NewsHour on Facebook or follow @NewsHour on Twitter.

About Rocky Mountain PBS
Rocky Mountain Public Media is Colorado’s largest statewide, member-supported, multimedia organization. Over a million Coloradans turn to Rocky Mountain PBS to discover provocative and inspiring local, national and international programming; find diverse viewpoints; score front row center seats to world-class performances; and experience lifelong learning opportunities every month. Rocky Mountain PBS began in Denver in 1956 as Colorado’s first public television station. It is now Colorado’s only statewide television network, with stations in Denver, Pueblo/Colorado Springs, Steamboat Springs, Grand Junction and Durango.

Media Contact

Marcus Markle, Communications Manager: mmarkle@newshour.org