The afternoon session was highlighted by a visit to Marina View TV, that's right a fully-fledged TV studio that produces two live shows every week! All of the work is done by students and boy, do they know their stuff. To be honest, it made me wonder why high schools in general offer so little in the way of similar real-life learning experiences. High schools need to expand and build on the awesome learning experiences students have in pre-secondary education. This requires a reconsideration of assessment v learning and just who is "making" in the learning process.
Much of MVTV's success is down to one Mr Colin Gover who has been leading MVTV since the very beginning over ten years ago. Colin is a classic example of the difference one person and their vision can make!
Click on the video below to see the magic set-up of MVTV.
To check out the MVTV blog, click mvtvstation.blogspot.co.nz/ here.