Welcome Back!

Welcome back to another year with the best TV Production students and teachers in the world! It never ceases to amaze me how awesome and supportive each of you are of our program. Day in and day out you strive to teach our students one of the most dynamic and demanding subjects in the entirety of education. 


Last Year at a Glance 

Last year was again a very productive and positive year.

We had 61 schools submit a grand total of 430 entries into Video Awards and Spessard L. Holland, Jewett Middle Academy, George Jenkins Senior, Lake Gibson Middle, McLaughlin Middle, Kathleen Senior, Fort Meade Middle Senior, and Winter Haven Senior all received local, state, and/or national recognitions in many other competitions. 

Our amazing students earned nearly 946 industry certifications and the ITV Department provided several Fall, Spring, and Summer workshops. Last but not least, funding was made available to provide ALL secondary schools with equipment to meet the needs of their program. 


Gearing up for 2018-2019 

Over the summer we have been working diligently to bring you another outstanding year. With the great success of our summer workshops at Kathleen Senior and with the assistance from our most knowledgeable teachers, we will provide similar Saturday workshops during the fall and continue our top-notch FCP and Premiere tutorials online for both you and your students. 

As funding provides, we will also purchase and deliver needed equipment to both Elementary and Secondary programs, strengthen your programs with the best technology support team in the county, and give you yet another year end extravaganza like no other. 

So, if you’re ready, let’s jump head first into this amazing year! 


New ITV Teachers/Contacts 

If you are new to ITV this year let me take this time to welcome you to the fold. I believe you will find this program both challenging and enjoyable. 

Television Production, is the only subject that has the ability to reach every student, teacher, administrator, and parent in our schools; not only providing the news but promoting academics, promoting a positive environment, and forming a sense of unity to the school. You will help instill your students with the necessary 21st century skills which are sought after in today’s workforce.

You also have the only program which crosses each and every area of academic study. Writing a script? That’s English. Producing a video about Veterans Day? That’s History. Your class is the embodiment of creative project-based learning at its best! 

The ITV staff and I look forward to meeting each of you and assisting you with anything you need. Please do not hesitate to call upon us for any technical, classroom management, or curriculum questions you may have.  


Contact Day – Secondary Schools Only 

As you may already be aware Contact Day is August 7th from 7:30 – 3:00 at Polk State College Winter Haven. The Workforce department will give much needed information from 8:00 – 8:45 and breakout sessions will be from 9:00 – 11:15 where Mrs. Serena Peeler will provide an update from the Workforce Department. After lunch, we will reconvene to provide a short ITV update and discuss the DVP/DVT curriculum, led by Mr. Eddy Varela. 

Lunch will be on-your-own and is scheduled from 11:15-12:30. 

The Contact Day Agenda from Workforce is attached.


Drones/UAVs  – Before You Fly 

There is no official district policy for the use of drones in ITV. However, there are several FAA regulations you must follow if you plan to use one. Since the regulations change quite frequently, please contact Kyle Condon in our office, before you fly, for the latest information. 


Video Awards 

The Video Awards Ceremony is planned for the evening of Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. Please mark your calendars! 

There are no changes in the categories this year however, there are a few rule changes:

  1. Entries with no clip number graphics will be considered one clip and not eligible to be judged.
  2. Entries for categories 4-6 require entry into category 1. School choosing not to entry category 1 are ineligible for entry in categories 4-6.
  3. Entries with contain a language other than English must have subtitles.

Please refer to the ITV website at http://itv.polk-fl.net for the full 2018 rules*. If you have any questions, please contact me.

*Please note that the ITV website, due to technical issues, is undergoing a redesign. We will let you know as sections are completed and up and running.

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