January/February 2017 – Vol. 29 No. 4

Journalists of the Sea King News Bring You Technology, Engineering, and Science!

Posted: Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

7th graders Siena O’Regan and Mehak Dedmari interview 8th grade STEM student Ryan Bloodgood.

7th graders Siena O’Regan and Mehak Dedmari interview 8th grade STEM student Ryan Bloodgood.

Journalists from the Sea King News at Palos Verdes Intermediate School (PVPUSD, Los Angeles County) have been hard at work.  They have stepped up to do a special report for CSTA!  Check out their video broadcast, highlighting how their school uses technology and engineering to help students understand math and science.  Under the spotlight in this episode is the school’s STEM program, a series of very popular elective classes.  See why students love this program so much, how it helps them bridge understanding in their other classes, and how students recognize the impact it will have on their future.

7th graders Mehak Dedmari and Sereene Saab do the final video edits.

7th graders Mehak Dedmari and Sereene Saab do the final video edits.

A special thank you to PVIS STEM teachers, Kurt Hay, Scott Garman, and Jackie Starodub for supporting our reporters and to journalism teacher, Sue Demerjian for guiding her students in use of technology to support Common Core instruction, bringing beat reporting to life!  We’d like you to know that this video is entirely conceptualized, filmed, produced, and edited by students!

Written by Jill Grace

Jill Grace

Jill Grace is a Regional Director for the K-12 Alliance and is the President-elect for CSTA.

14 Responses

  1. Great work! I know these kids worked very hard on this video and they did an amazing job.

  2. Wow! A great video showing so much of what is great about science and STEM at PVIS.

  3. Three cheers for FUTURE ENGINEERS! Good work! Love your ROBOTS!

  4. Man, it is so great to see students that are actually getting “hands on” experiences with science. From the journalists that produced this great video (that was not an easy task), to the students in the STEM classes – it is obvious that they are engaged!

  5. What an amazing program!!

  6. Kia Ora!

  7. Not only did the kids make an amazing video, but they have also been creating amazing STEM projects. Through stellar teaching, these kids have been encouraged to experiment – a scary prospect for some. Good job to all of you! Very inspiring!

  8. I am so impressed by these enthusiastic, knowledgable, and well spoken students! They display such professionalism — and they are enjoying it! Great job:-)

  9. Fantastic job! We love everything STEM here in The Rocket City, Huntsville, AL. Shared this with my husband who works for NASA as an engineer and he was quite impressed!

  10. Great video about a great program! Makes me want to be back at PVIS!

  11. What an inspiration! Congratulations to the students on a job well done, and thank you to all those involved for a behind-the-scenes tour of such an incredible program!

  12. The video does a great job showcasing STEM and PVIS! I’m pleased that the exposure is providing some connection between their science/math classes and real world application. I want to go play in the STEM lab too! Great job Sea Kings!

  13. Great job, everyone!

  14. Wonderful, informative video. Very well done. 🙂 So jealous of all the state-of-the-art technology these students get to work with – MakerBot 3D printers, aerial drones! Very cool. 🙂

    As a programmer, it’s great to see young students writing their own code and then watching their robots respond to their commands.

    Great work everyone.

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