T he State of Georgia has provided this grant for equipment to support the implementation of Georgia’s Audio-Visual-Film/Technology instructional program and pathway courses. The goal of this grant competition is to leverage ESE Networks’ experience in the film and audio/video industry and its experience with U.S. Education TV to provide middle schools and high schools with the equipment, server storage capacity, and technical support to provide students with opportunities to earn courses toward the Audio-Video-Film & Technology career pathway. This goal will be accomplished through ESE Network partnerships with middle schools and high schools across the state. This effort will build on ESE’s previous work in middle schools and high schools around the state.
Participating schools receive a “Studio in a Box” that enables them to film and broadcast high-quality, HD video as well as access to the ESE Networks platform for two years. Access also includes 1 TB of storage space and ESE technical support. ESE Networks does not merely provide the equipment and platform, each school receives on-site training with delivery of the equipment and follow up virtual training. ESE Networks also conducts regional training days throughout the state, covering technology, marketing and educational implementation. In addition, online tutorials and training are available, and for other assistance with their equipment or platform, ESE Networks provides 24/7 technical support via phone or email.
Mrs. Dianne Lhotte, Engineering and Audio Visual Technology CTAE instructor, is leading this new adventure at FHS, along with support from Terri Smith, Instructional Technology Coordinator, at the district office. Other teachers will be trained in this area as the program expands. Students will be assisting by offering services in video recordings, live streaming events at school and in the community, and video editing.
If you have questions reguarding the video program or would like to request their services, please contact Mrs. Lhotte by email.