Austintown Fitch High School senior, Zoe Logston, produced, edited and directed a video about Fitch High School’s innovation for a competition called the Follett Challenge. The Follett Challenge was created by Follett to find and reward schools for their work in applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking.
Zoe Logston interviewed TV Production teacher,Gina Cardillo, Life Literatures teacher, Steve Ward, STEM teacher, Seth Basista and Fitch High Schools Head Principal, Chris Berni. The video depicts the collaboration between these three teachers and their classes as they work together to create a commercial campaign of a consumer item.
“We’re working really hard to develop coursework for students who have a desire to be in STEM. We are also working with agencies that are supporting us, as well as Youngstown State University, and we’re really excited about the different opportunities that we are expanding here at Fitch High School for our young people,” states Berni, head principal at Fitch High School.
As Logston’s TV Production course instructor, Cardillo was impressed with the final video.
“Zoe set out to create a film that showed the way Fitch teachers use 21st century skills and project based learning to provide our students with a unique learning opportunity; she did an excellent job,” says Cardillo.
You can support Zoe Logston and Austintown Fitch High School by voting for the Austintown Fitch video at www.follettchallenge.com through March 15.