Learn Digital Storytelling in 2024-2025 Media Production Class

WVTV senior Emma Eurich directs multiple cameras for a basketball broadcast. (photo credit / WVTV)

Waubonsie Valley High School students of all grade levels have the opportunity to learn about the world of digital media in Waubonsie Valley’s Media Production course for the 2024-2025 school year. This year-long course teaches students video and audio production, journalism, storytelling, social media and more.

Students will learn aspects of storytelling, including filming, editing, writing, graphics, music and reporting. Students will also learn media literacy skills and how to be smarter about consuming broadcast media, film and social media.

Students will use their skills to produce news and feature stories, music videos, podcasts, commercials and public service announcements.

Part of the school’s Technology and Engineering Education department, Media Production 1 is a fun, hands-on course that encourages students to use their creativity and voice to tell the stories of Waubonsie Valley and Aurora/Naperville. Student work may be viewed by a worldwide authentic audience on several social media outlets, including Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Students will also have the chance to be involved in the school’s award-winning weekly news video magazine, Warrior Update.

WVTV junior Ben Farmer operates a wireless HD camera during a WV football broadcast. (photo credit / WVTV)

Media Production 1 also provides students the opportunity to earn credit for college, including College of DuPage or one of their four-year partner schools.

Enrollment in this course allows students to be a part of WVTV’s award-winning sports broadcast production program, where students take on real-world roles of directing, producing and operating cameras for football and basketball live-streaming broadcasts.

Students who are interested can sign up for course number TEE 1014D on their course selection page online or ask your Waubonsie Valley High School or middle school guidance counselor to register you for Media Production 1.

For more information, contact Brian Wiencek (630)375-3248, e-mail at wvtv@ipsd.org or stop by Room 246. To view student work, visit wvtvmedia.org.