At Lora L. Batchelor Middle School in Bloomington, teacher Jeff Rudkin uses video production to develop students' lifelong research skills and generate excitement about learning across a wide variety of subjects. Rudkin created and developed an elective video and media production program known as B-TV (Batchelor Television), through which students have created documentaries, weekly newscasts, public service announcements and filmed interpretations of classic literature. Rudkin's students also created a six-part, nine-hour documentary featuring stories of World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors, along with a 270-page book. His students have garnered over 600 state, national, and international awards and have twice been honored with a resolution by the Indiana State Legislature. Rudkin is a member of the steering committee for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) International Student Media Festival and is on the board of directors for the Community Access Television Services Library Channel. He was one of nine teachers selected to be an Indiana University Armstrong Teacher Educator and was selected to teach a session on student media projects at the 2007 National School Board Association Spring Conference in San Francisco. Rudkin was named a Lowell Milken Center Fellow in 2012.
East Liverpool Review | May 30, 2012 | East Liverpool, OH
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