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Gifted and Talented (GT) » Curriculum


Year-Long Projects: MES NEWS
Students will work on brief stories written for broadcasting. They will receive training as a broadcast journalist. They will also learn to gather and edit sound, video to produce stories for radio and video media.  Their writing skills will be challenged to write a story script around the visual images they will gather to support their stories. Click on the logo to view last years MES NEWS broadcast.
Project #1:  Olelo Youth Video Competition
Students will unlock their creative potential and exercise their freedom of speech by participating in the Youth Xchange Video Contest. The YOUTH XCHANGE STATEWIDE STUDENT VIDEO CONTEST is Hawai‘i’s premiere and only statewide youth video competition open to all ages (elementary, middle, high, and college). Youth Xchange empowers youth to identify and bring critical community issues to the forefront via un-editorialized video content. Students are able to compete in sponsored and general categories such as Mini Documentary, Public Service Announcement, and Short.  The video competition culminates at the annual awards banquet celebrating the achievements of the talented students and teachers.
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Optional Project:  

This film competition is a chance for students ages 5-18 to get empowered, amplify their voices and flex their creative muscles.

The main goal of the festival is to empower student voice and agency. We hope this program gives students around the globe a chance and platform to share their perspectives with the world and embody the mindset that they don’t have to wait until they grow up to make a difference – their ideas can impact people now.

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Computer Science


Create. Code. Tell Stories.

Create and share your own digital stories! Use the computer to design your own stories, create and share your own animations, and learn how technology is used in the film and media industry!

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