SRL Hosts 2023 Teacher Workshop — Meet the Teachers!

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) will host over 40 educators from across the country for its 13th annual SRL Teacher Workshop from July 24 to 27 at WETA in Arlington, VA. Educators will work alongside the SRL team to strengthen their technical and editorial skills in areas like interviewing, digital photography/videography, editing, and podcasting, with the goal of educators bringing these skills back to their classrooms to support high school student journalists as they report important stories from a youth perspective. 

A warm Student Reporting Labs welcome to the following educators and media professionals joining us this year: 

  • Adison Godfrey, from York Suburban High School in York, Pennsylvania
  • Alejandro Gonzalez, from Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @Zelda Glazer in Miami, Florida
  • Anna Ford, from Southern Oregon PBS in Medford, Oregon
  • Ashley Porter, from DC International School in Washington, D.C.
  • Candis Brinegar, from Gadsden Independent School in Anthony, New Mexico
  • Chris Cuthill, from PS/IS 229K – Dyker in Brooklyn, New York
  • Corwin Roncase, from Sustainable Scoop in Arlington, VA
  • Craig Hunter, from Mott Hall II in New York, New York
  • Cynthia Booker, from Cleveland Heights High School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  • Devin Marsh, from Miami Arts Studio in Miami, Florida
  • Donna J Herold, from Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington
  • Dr. Sequoyah Wharton, from Brentwood High School in Brentwood, New York
  • E. Michael Chelsky, from Independence High School in San Francisco, California
  • Gabriela Mendez, from Hola Cultura DC in Washington, D.C.
  • Georgina Gines, from After-School All-Stars in Los Angeles, California
  • Hannah Patterson, from ReImagine ATL in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Holly Goldberg, from Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jason Kaye, from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools in Plymouth, Michigan
  • Jen Olson, from Montrose Elementary School of Innovation in Montrose, Minnesota
  • Jennifer Chaffman, from Community School of Davidson in Huntersville, North Carolina
  • Kate Plows, from Strath Haven High School in Wallingford, Pennsylvania
  • Kendra Phillips, Montrose Elementary School of Innovation, Montrose, Minnesota 
  • Kevin E. Brown, from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in Chicago, Illinois
  • Kolinda Scialabba, from Gwinnett County Public Schools Television in Suwanee, Georgia
  • Melissa L. Bedford Fears, from Crossroads Preparatory Academy in Lee’s Summit, Missouri
  • Mike Conrad, from Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Mindy Pavone, from Clinton High School in Clinton, New York
  • Miriam Gennari, from SustainableScoop in Arlington, Virginia
  • Miriam Townsend, from McKinley Classical Leadership Academy in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Nancy Frazier, from Tierra Del Sol Continuation High School in Bakersfield, California
  • Pablo Herrera, from Colectivo Piloto in Washington, D.C.
  • Robert Casas, from Westview High School in San Diego, California
  • Roberta Callaway, from Lincoln Charter High School in Lincolnton, North Carolina
  • Sara Baragona, from Discovery Middle School in Madison, Alabama
  • Stacy Dalton, from Baltimore County Public Schools in Towson, Maryland
  • Tim Williams, from Lawrence High School in Riverside, New Jersey
  • Tishawna Tate, from Maryland Public Television in Owings Mills, Maryland
  • Tricia George, from A. I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Tyler Hahn, from Cherokee Public Library in Cherokee, Iowa
  • Walter Cicchetti, from NSU University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • William Work, from Cesar Chavez Academy in Corona, California
  • Yvette Walker, from Rodriguez Middle School in Aubrey, Texas

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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