Following Up with our Media Access Project (MAP) Grant Schools
Sep 17, 2014
Author: Jennifer Bullock, CreaTV Marketing Coordinator

A little bit about our MAP Grant program –

On April 29, 2013, CreaTV awarded fourteen San Jose schools—five elementary, four middle and five high schools—with digital media equipment that will be delivered to the schools in time for the fall 2013 school term. The winning middle and high schools will receive field or studio kits valued at $50,000 each. The elementary schools will receive field camera kits valued at $5,000 each. In exchange for this award, schools produce half-hour TV shows every month that air on CreaTV San Jose’s Classrooms Channel 28 on Comcast and on CreaTV’s website www.creatvsj.org.

Recently, we surveyed school instructors at the fourteen San Jose schools that received the second cycle MAP Grant. The survey was conducted to evaluate the end of the 2014 school year and to explore what type of students are involved with the program and how it has impacted their personal growth.

One teacher had the following to say: “I wish that I had videotaped the last day of class this year where students gave shoutouts. Everyone was crying by the end... it was amazing to watch them reflect on how far they have come.”

Additional Instructor Quotes:

“Students created work they were proud of that represented their school in a very positive way. At the end of the school year, we provided school wide recognition to our entire video club program which consisted of about 45 students."

"THANK YOU SO MUCH for this program. The difference that you have made in my students lives is absolutely priceless."

Here is a quick infographic of the results from our survey:



This response and data are only from the first year of this two-year project; we can’t wait to get the results at the completion by summer 2015!

[For more info on our MAP Grant, including a list of the current fourteen participating schools, please visit our website.]
     
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