COMITE DE PRENSA/PRESS COMMITTEE: LEADED BY PRIMARY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
AIS Innovation Center
Main Stage - First Floor
Loisa Camacho, Julian Rueda, Melissa Muñoz
4th, 5th, 6th grade
At our school we re-launched our Press Committee for this new school year. The Press Committee is a group led by Primary students who are willing to use their talents and strengths to raise their voice and communicate important news happening at our school. We believe a school press committee serves as a vital component of the educational experience promoting free expression, communication skills, sense of community, leadership skills and media literacy preparing our young students for both academic and real-world challenges.
Our school’s press committee are the ones in charge of informing the school community about important events, news, and issues within the school. It educates students, teachers, and parents about relevant topics and encourages critical thinking and informed decision-making. Also, they are able to express themselves freely through various media outlets such as live streaming, instagram and other social media ideas.It fosters a culture of free speech and open dialogue, encouraging students to share their opinions, ideas, and creativity. Last but not least, by reporting on school events, they create a sense of belonging and community within the school as well as, help students feel connected and engaged in the life of the school.
What’s the hidden side of being a member of the press committee? It’s the hard work and commitment when organizing the ideas, working together in groups, and getting the work done on time.
As previously mentioned, behind an event or news that has been communicated there’s a group of students working together and developing successful 21st century skills such as: leadership , communication skills, critical thinking and decision making. Being part of a press committee often involves taking on leadership roles, such as editor-in-chief or section editor. These positions teach students responsibility, time management, and leadership skills that are valuable in future endeavors. Being part of a press committee helps students develop essential communication skills, including writing, editing, interviewing, and public speaking. These skills are valuable not only for journalism but for many other aspects of life. Last but not least, informing the school community about important events, news, and issues within the school educates students, teachers, and parents about relevant topics and encourages critical thinking and informed decision-making.
Results and Impact Generated
We hope this initiative captures the hearts and minds of our AIS community. We want our students to develop a greater sense of belonging and we want their voices to be heard. We hope new voices join us and this group expands throughout the years. We want this to be a group led by students where they feel empowered and connected with the power of communicating ideas and making long lasting impacts in other people's lives.
We hope people stay tuned to our live streamings, instagram page, and upcoming news that are yet to be released.