Student Video Announcements
Students at Charter Oak are constantly engaged in technology-rich learning opportunities as they exercise higher-level thinking on a regular basis. The video announcements help build a positive sense of community morale as students, families, and staff all share in conversations about what they see on the announcements. These videos showcase student reporters at all grade levels who interview other students who are living our IB Learner Profiles and Attitudes as role models for each other. They preview and review school events and provide discussion topics to help develop the home/school connection. Parents are encouraged to watch the video announcements at home with their children.
The video announcements also provide many learning opportunities for students to share Action, be inspired by thoughtful quotes and questions, learn about current events, hear from inspirational public figures, and they give an opportunity for students to hone their presentation skills. We make constant connections to literacy with discussions and activities about editing and revising. Together, we work on writing, reading fluency and expression, volume, clarity, as well as non-verbal communication including making eye contact and gesturing. We reflect on challenges and successes and set goals fr future recordings. More than anything, the video announcements fill students with pride.
June 9th, 2016: May & June Star Student and Academic & Citizenship Awards
May 20th, 2016 Highlights from the Egg Drop!
May 18th, STOP...DROP...THROW an EGG DOWN and get ready to ROCK!
May 13th, 2016 Egg Drop Promo
May 11th, 2016 A Trip Down Memory Lane: Memories from Celebrating Charter Oak Part 1
May 9th, 2016 Upcoming School Events (Talent Show & Egg Drop)
May 6th, 2016 Asante Sana for Education Fundraiser: Coins for College
May 4th, 2016 Global Connect Project: What Makes Charter Oak Special?!?!
April 29th, 2016 Global Connect Project: A Day in the Life of Students in Switzerland and Kuwait
April 27th, 2016 Celebrating Charter Oak: History Part 2: WAY BACK WEDNESDAY!
April 25th, 2016 Global Connect Project: A Day in the Life of a Charter Oak Student
April 22nd, 2016 Celebrating Charter Oak: History Part 1
April 20th, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: What is School Like Around the World?
April 8th, 2016 Inquiry Gallery Slide Show & Family Video Announcements
April 7th, 2016 Behind the Scenes with Charter Oak's OM Team
April 4th, 2016 Inquiry Gallery Promo
April 1st, 2016 Exciting News About Special Features for our New School!
March 30th, 2016 Inquiring About... The Materials and Tools Used to Build Our New School
March 28th, 2016 World Autism Awareness Day Information Video
March 24th, 2016 Slideshow from Our Spring Family Academy
March 23rd, 2016 Inquiring About the New Building: When Will it be Done? How Does it Compare in Numbers and Size to Our Current School?
March 18th, 2016 Wear Your Crazy Socks on Monday to Support World Down Syndrome Day! (and an update from "Crafty Kids!")
March 16th, 2016 Inquiring About...Where Will Everything Be Located Next Year in Our New School?!?! with Director of Plant and Facilities for the Town of West Hartford, Bob Palmer
March 14th, 2016 Blast Off to the FRC's Family Academy and the Town-Wide Food Drive
March 11th, 2016 Crafty Kids Commercial- A Student Created and Led Business
March 9th, 2016 Inquiring about the Technology in Our New School
March 7th, 2016 Advice for Student-Led Conferences, a student produced video by David and Nelson
March 4th, 2016 #IB-BookitForward
March 3rd, 2016 Inquiring about the Roundness of Our New School
February 26th, 2016 Recess Around the World: Learning Games from Different Cultures
February 24th, 2016 Inquiring about the New Building: A Chance to Get Your Questions Answered!
February 22nd, 2016 Science Night Promo
February 19th, 2016 Snowmen Around the World
February 17th, 2016 Cultural Day Promo: Star Races Around the World
February 12th, 2016 Behind the Scenes of Our New School- Through Students' Eyes
February 10th, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: Part #2- An Interview with Dan DiNoia, Safety Engineer, Fusco (#5 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series)
February 3rd, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Dan DiNoia, Safety Engineer, Fusco (#4 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series)
February 1, 2016 Culture at COIA: #1: Soleil, Hailey, Iriliz
January 29, 2016 Healthy Homework Habits: Mrs. Hawkin's Clas (featuring: Nicky, Travis and Gabriel)
January 20, 2016 Upcoming COIA Events in January: Bingo Night, FRC Play Week, UCONN Game
January 15, 2016 Cooking with Charter Oak: Healthy and Fun Snacks! Faith, Fatma and Nicole
January 13, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Dan Burnetty, Mason Foreman (#3 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series)
January 11, 2016 Marvelous IB Monday: Shout Outs!- J.J., Bela, Chloe
January 7, 2016- 2016: Starting the New Year with Healthy Eating and Exercise! Ana Lara, Thomas, Sophia
January 6, 2016 Wondering Wednesday: What will the Sound and Light in our NEW school be like? Talia, Viktor & David
December 23, 2015 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Jeff Luzzi, Project Manager from Fusco (#2 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series)
December 21, 2015 ESOL Students of the Month/Recess Around the World
December 18, 2015 Freelance Friday: Composting Club
December 16, 2015 Wondering Wednesday: An Interview with Bob Palmer (#1 in The Workers Behind Our New School Series)
December 4, 2015 We are #COIA, we are #UNselfie, we #takeaction
December 2, 2015 Did You Ever Wonder...What IS Geothermal Energy?
November 30, 2015 COIA Student News: Current Events
November 24, 2015 We are #COIA, We are #UNselfie, We are #thankful
November 20, 2015 The Faces Behind the Machines: An Interview with a Construction Worker
November 18, 2015 Wondering Wednesday: New Building Guessing Game #2- Lusianna, Yomairalyz, and Nyla
November 16, 2015 Crayons for Cancer: A Student Action Project- Juan Felipe, Travis, Leila, Liziris
November 13, 2015 A Look At Our Veteran's Day Celebration 2015
November 11, 2015 New School Mystery Guessing Game #1- Tomas and Jessica
November 9, 2015 A Look Inside Student Led Conferences- Chloe, Jayden and Jordan
November 6, 2015 Laying the Foundation for Our NEW School- Principal Melian, Celia, and Michael
November 2, 2015 Election Day- Michael, Celia and Sarah
October 30, 2015 FreeLance Friday- "What's it All About?" Explained in Stop-Motion by: Garrison, Andrew and Tyler
October 28, 2015 Red Ribbon Week- "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World": Patrick, Gabriel, Danejah
October 26, 2015 A Virtual Tour of the Construction of Our New School Building
October 23, 2015 Masquerade Ball: Aidan, Justin and Kaylani
October 21, 2015 Ways Our New Building is Sustainable (Part 2): Anna Mae, Alex, Makaila
October 19, 2015 Math Night Promotion: Kylee, Henry, Jaylen
October 16, 2015 Farmer's Market: Natalie, Leo and Tyler
October 14, 2015 Ways Our New Building is Sustainable (Part 1): Passion, Ayla and Kyla
October 9, 2015- Bus Essential Agreements Elijai, Mariana, Anna Mae and Jarrett
October 7, 2015 - SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT! Juan Felipe, Leo and Yomairalyz
October 5, 2015 Ashton, Isabelle and Devin: The Be Homeful Project (Caring)
October 1, 2015 Liziris, Robert and Gabriel
September 18, 2015 Ahnye, Bryanna, Lyra
September 10, 2015 Aseanni, Nicky and Andrew
September 4, 2015 Travis, Leila and Juan Felipe
Past Student Video Announcements:
2014-2015 Student Video Announcements
2013-2014 Student Video Announcments