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Windsor Students Call For Changes In Their School - KQED Student Media Challenge


Windsor Students Call For Changes In Their School

From examining the pervasiveness of bullying to critiquing advanced placement classes, Windsor High students focused on the halls of their school calling for change on a wide range of topics captured in compelling media stories. Students created these stories as part of the Call for Change Youth Media Challenge. This challenge is a free, standards-aligned classroom project hosted by KQED that encourages students to create media, sharing their thoughts and opinions on how their schools, communities, or the world, can be changed for the better.

Windsor High students in Scott Symon’s classes have participated in the Youth Media Challenges beginning in 2020 when WSKG supported him in integrating the project into his classroom curriculum.

Listen, read, and watch a selection of student-created media:

Early School or Later School? By Mei Z.

Stigma in the Arts by Kierra C.

When Does Bullying End? By Markayla M.

Unfairness of School Sports Budget by Alexis B.

The Problem With AP Classes By Annalina C.

Audio and video projects help students share their stories, build writing, listening, and speaking skills, and forge connections in the classroom and beyond. This makes for an immersive creative process for students and a compelling viewing experience for their audience, whether that is their teachers, families, or the wider community.

To learn more about how to support students in creating media as part of Youth Media Challenges and support the elevation of student voice at your public media station, contact Cameron Swan Chami, at cswanchami@KQED.org.