futurespublicradio.org:
A Public Service Media Blueprint
to Empower Diverse Learners
 

Inspired by public service media like National Public Radio, Futures Public Radio (FPR) is a student-led, community journalism platform at the International School of Beijing.

Starting with case studies of two EAL and Learning Support students, workshop participants will actively engage with tools and resources in order to experience and develop a rich school community radio program, immediately applicable at classroom, divisional, or whole school levels.

Educators will link the FPR program to disciplinary standards, EAL rubrics, and media literacy skills while celebrating storytelling, community, and citizenship.

  Steve and Aaron are Occupy Middle School, a global citizenship education consulting company.  Present work includes:  - Global Contexts curricular integration in collaboration with Seoul Foreign School  - EAL Empowerment Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities in collaboration with the Center for Applied Linguistics (SIOP) - School wide Wellness Program Development at the International School of Beijing - Futures Public Radio: A Public Service Media Blueprint to Empower Diverse Learners - ISB Futures Academy: Integrated PBL for Diverse Learners

Steve and Aaron are Occupy Middle School, a global citizenship education consulting company.  Present work includes:
- Global Contexts curricular integration in collaboration with Seoul Foreign School
- EAL Empowerment Project-Based Learning (PBL) activities in collaboration with the Center for Applied Linguistics (SIOP)
- School wide Wellness Program Development at the International School of Beijing
- Futures Public Radio: A Public Service Media Blueprint to Empower Diverse Learners
- ISB Futures Academy: Integrated PBL for Diverse Learners


Case Study 1:
JUDY P, EAL Student

Judy, a recent EAL intermediate-level arrival, found her voice by embracing her role as the humanities class, town hall facilitator for the campus radio station and later became president of the HS Chapter of Futures Public Radio. She has since interviewed Brooklyn musicians Overcoats and continues to work on campus stories centered on issues such as transitions from MS to HS, as well as stories on the wellness components of the school cafeteria. 

 Students often lack access to school administrators, especially those students from an EAL background.

Students often lack access to school administrators, especially those students from an EAL background.

 Judy has since become the president of the High School Futures Public Radio Club and led a recruitment campaign in the high school cafeteria that resulted in a new HS reporter staff in 2017.  Ten HS students were added to the team of 35 MS and UES student journalists.

Judy has since become the president of the High School Futures Public Radio Club and led a recruitment campaign in the high school cafeteria that resulted in a new HS reporter staff in 2017.  Ten HS students were added to the team of 35 MS and UES student journalists.

 Judy's positive energy, engagement, leadership and language development is clear during a recent FPR workshop. 

Judy's positive energy, engagement, leadership and language development is clear during a recent FPR workshop. 


CASE STUDY 2:
EVan l, Learning Support student

Evan was a student with identified challenges with oral and written expression. He would often times spend a considerable amount of time searching for words which left him unable to respond to questions or to participate in class discussions.  Although he was a great kid, his academic self concept was low because he was quiet and afraid to speak out in front of others. Evan’s experience with FPR helped to strengthen his processing, develop his word finding skills, developing his spoken confidence, improved his turn around and response time and allowed to shift from being a behind the scenes leader to speaker and leader in Futures Public Radio. These skills transferred over into his academic content classes, and even MAP scores, and now he is a confident, integral member of our classes both academically and socially.

 Evan has become a tech leader in the program, learning the intricacies of the FPR tricaster and leading tech support for the FPR live broadcasting booth in the cafeteria.

Evan has become a tech leader in the program, learning the intricacies of the FPR tricaster and leading tech support for the FPR live broadcasting booth in the cafeteria.

 Evan has become one of the station managers of the daily live broadcasting booth in the ISB cafeteria.

Evan has become one of the station managers of the daily live broadcasting booth in the ISB cafeteria.

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"The World's Friendliest Reporter"

Futures Public Radio

 Within 24-hours of finding out Luka Lesson was coming to visit FPR, Evan set up the cameras, researched a few of Luka's poems, and met the interview team at lunch to prepare the direction of the interview.

Within 24-hours of finding out Luka Lesson was coming to visit FPR, Evan set up the cameras, researched a few of Luka's poems, and met the interview team at lunch to prepare the direction of the interview.


Futures Public Radio:
THE MISSION,
THE BLUEPRINT,
THE Global COLLABoration

   Futures Public Radio:    The Community, Student Public Radio Blueprint and Publishing Platform

Futures Public Radio:  The Community, Student Public Radio Blueprint and Publishing Platform


 FPR: WE EMPOWER ALL LEARNERS, WE MAKE MOMENTS


Friday 14:00-16:00
Occupy Middle school Global Citizenship
& Futures Public Radio Hands-On Workshop

Suntec convention center, Level 3, Room 300

 

   Occupy Middle School:   Empowering Diverse Learners, Research and Development Page

Occupy Middle School: Empowering Diverse Learners, Research and Development Page


IGNITE CURIOSITY, TELL A STORY, MAKE A MOMENT:
Futures Public Radio WORKSHOP
 

The FPR Story Process begins in one of three ways:  
Via a student-driven inquiry questio
Through an interest in a person
From curiosity about a community or news event

 The FPR Story Planner provides all students, especially diverse learners, with a foundation for expressing intentionality in choices ranging from set design to certain interview questions.

The FPR Story Planner provides all students, especially diverse learners, with a foundation for expressing intentionality in choices ranging from set design to certain interview questions.

 Led by the question, "What does our headmaster do on a normal workday?" two of our UES journalists were embedded for four hours with Mr. Hurworth in search of an answer.

Led by the question, "What does our headmaster do on a normal workday?" two of our UES journalists were embedded for four hours with Mr. Hurworth in search of an answer.

 When Space X engineer, Phillipe Kassouf visited ISB, the Grade 8 EAL class jumped at the opportunity to interview him.

When Space X engineer, Phillipe Kassouf visited ISB, the Grade 8 EAL class jumped at the opportunity to interview him.

Below, the MS Student Council Smile Week event prompted an FPR team to visit the orphanage and tell the story behind the amazing people involved with helping the babies. 

Everybody has a story. 
What's the story you want to tell?


Teacher Toolkit:
Linking FPR to Disciplinary Standards
and Language Objectives

 FPR can be an authentic publishing tool, embedded into daily plans, units, or even as grade level capstone opportunities.

FPR can be an authentic publishing tool, embedded into daily plans, units, or even as grade level capstone opportunities.

 FPR provides an awesome opportunity to stretch language objectives in all subject areas across reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

FPR provides an awesome opportunity to stretch language objectives in all subject areas across reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

 Partnering with the  Center for Applied Linguistics  brings FPR an opportunity to share EAL Empowerment with a greater community.

Partnering with the Center for Applied Linguistics brings FPR an opportunity to share EAL Empowerment with a greater community.

 New WIDA Interpretive Rubrics provide a foundation of easily assessable opportunities, both formatively and summatively. 

New WIDA Interpretive Rubrics provide a foundation of easily assessable opportunities, both formatively and summatively. 


BE THE VOICE OF THE FUTURE

  FPR:  Empowering all learners, celebrating storytelling, community, and citizenship

FPR: Empowering all learners, celebrating storytelling, community, and citizenship