The Accelerated Broadcast Club Curriculum (ABC2)
Written by Paul Richards on April 29, 2019
Good for you! You are interested in taking your broadcast club experience to the next level with ABC2. The Accelerated Broadcast Club Curriculum (ABC2) is a 100% free online e-learning course designed to accelerate extra-curricular learning for student members of broadcast clubs around the world. Learning through the ABC2 program is supported by this book available via paperback, Kindle and audio formats, designed to inspire members of broadcast clubs at all educational levels. This curriculum has been crafted through many productive consultation meetings with elementary, middle and high school program directors. Our goal is to uncover the most effective learning strategies used by educators in the classroom and in the field. The course thoughtfully presents instructional content designed to help students learn one of the world’s most powerful communication mediums. That’s right broadcast television, streaming media, and the art of visual presentation.
ABC2 was made to educate students on the basics of video production principles and techniques which included printed materials, online quizzes, and video tutorials to accelerate learning. The program includes sample lesson plans designed to ignite student interest surrounding the exciting live streaming and broadcast technology available today. Throughout this book, you will go behind the scenes with the Griswold High School Broadcast Club, and study the group’s impeccable organizational structure. You will see how the SAR High School uses Google Apps for Education to organize their broadcast club with over 50 members. You will get a tour of the new Union High School broadcast club launched this past year in San Jose, California. Finally, we will meet with Gary San Angel from the Keck School of Medicine of USC (University of Southern California), to understand what it’s like to pursue a career in video production and support a video production studio at the university level.
This course is presented to you by the StreamGeeks hosts Paul Richards and Tess Protesto. The StreamGeeks will teach each lesson inside their professional video production studio equip with entry-level video production equipment attainable by any school district. Students are encouraged to join the StreamGeeks, as they breathe new life into the video production industries best practices and workflows on their live shows available on both YouTube and Facebook. Following the ABC2 educational curriculum, students and teachers alike can follow along with some of the world’s most successful broadcast clubs.
As an added bonus, the StreamGeeks are going to take readers on site to experience live streaming a rock concert. We will test your knowledge and take you behind the scenes as our team reviews what it takes to prepare for an onsite live video production. Whether you are interested in improving your school morning announcements show, broadcasting school sports, or live streaming an on-site event, we are going to use all of these use cases to broaden readers knowledge about video production in an educational environment.