These practices justify the allocation of studio space, the purchase of equipment & software, and the training of personnel.
- Each school produces a daily news show that is viewed by everyone in the school simultaneously, utilizing a web delivery or closed circuit system, as a means of communication on a daily basis except for announcements of an emergency nature.
- That news show follows ITV’s published Best Practices, preferably taped or computer generated because of the potential quality computer editing provides. Three of these shows are then entered in the district’s Video Awards competition so that they may be effectively evaluated.
- Each school produces other videos, especially of an instructional nature, at least two of which are also entered in the district’s Video Awards competition so that they may be effectively evaluated.
- Secondary schools have at least one TV production class open to all grade levels. The model is at least three middle school classes, one per grade level, and four high school classes, one per grade level. The continuing success of the program depends on students who return to take all four years of TV production.
- Elementary schools are strongly encouraged to form ITV teams of adults so that the responsibility for using the TV studio and producing the news show does not fall on the shoulders of any one person. This team could consist of a media specialist, network manager, lab manager, regular classroom teacher, music teacher, art teacher, etc. The school should form an ITV Committee with member representation from all departments.
- Secondary schools will follow the state-mandated DVP curriculum utilizing Moodle or Google Classroom Learning Management System (LMS). Teachers may customize the district-created DVP course while maintaining the DVP curriculum.
- Schools will actively engage students in acquiring industry-level certifications through preparation, practice, and certification.