Titan TV at New Town High School offers hands on experience for students

OWINGS MILLS, Md - It's 9am and time for Titan TV.   After an initial countdown, it's lights, camera, action!

Students at New Town High School in Baltimore County put on a live ten minute television broadcast for the entire student body with closed caption TVs in every classroom.

"I started at the beginning of the year.  I really like it because my first day here I got to speak on camera and I was really nervous because I never did it before.  I really like it and I'm kind of good at it," said Kimonni Driver, sophomore at New Town High School and anchor for Titan TV.

Titan TV offers the latest information on upcoming school activities from sports to SAT preparation.  There are also in studio guests with live interviews.

Students do it all.  They are the anchors, reporters, director, camera, teleprompter and audio operators.

It's part of the Introduction to Television and Radio Production class.  Each day students alternate positions to allow everyone a chance to try different roles in television.

"I want students to take away from the Titan TV experience to learn how to work together, problem solve and think critically in order to better prepare themselves for their future careers," said Sam Mustipher, New Town High School principal.

Titan TV offers students an up close and personal experience of broadcasting, which is something many of them want to pursue as a career.

"It's been an eye opening experience. I've always wanted to be a Meteorologist, but I never knew where to start.  It just so happens I was put in this class and it has been awesome," said Terrence Pearson, Sophomore with Titan TV.

The Introduction to Radio and Television course is just one of a number of Career Technology Education courses offered at New Town High School and other Baltimore County Public Schools.

February is National Career and Technical Education Month.


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