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St. Lucie County Education Channel
Also appearing on Comcast channel 13 (Ft. Pierce), Comcast channel 19 (Port St. Lucie), Hometown channel 19, AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 (under St. Lucie County Community Channels), SLPS District Wireless EBS channel 36.

District Billboard – St. Lucie Public Schools district wide announcements

Schools and community groups may use this channel to promote upcoming events on their campuses and around St. Lucie County. Feel Free to email your event information as a PowerPoint presentation to: craig.jerome@stlucieschools.org

Program Duplication

Instructional Television Programs:

Educational titles are made available to schools only.  Media Services can provide DVD copies of our programming upon request. Educational titles may be requested by schools via email and are provided at no charge if the school provides a new, unwrapped DVD (or VHS videotape, if preferred).
To request copies contact Craig Jerome at 468-5161.

Public Information Programs:

Guests appearing on our public information programming and the general public may request a copy for $10 (picked up at Means Court) or $13 (by mail).
To request copies contact Craig Jerome at 468-5161 or use our convenient copy request form.

Programming Schedule

Graduation

Talent Release

Video Conferencing

Video Conferences can be scheduled by contacting Craig Jerome at 468-5161.

Media Services – WLX-TV
772-468-5160 Office

Multimedia Assistant
Steve Devlin
ITV Technician
Chris Krueger

WLX-TV

Programs

Services

Broadcasting

Television informs and motivates. Instructional Television can address a student’s learning style, show a step-by-step process, transport a student to a different time or place, animate complex concepts, demonstrate “real life” applications, build background knowledge for reading, or share ideas. Media Services – WLX-TV provides a variety television related services for the district.

The St. Lucie County Education Channel

Media Services – WLX-TV broadcasts programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on:
Comcast Cablevision Channel 13 (Ft. Pierce)
Comcast Cablevision Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie)
Hometown Cable Channel 19
SLPS Wireless
Channel 36
AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 under St. Lucie County Community Channels


Daytime programming (7am to 5:30pm) is dedicated to the broadcast of instructional television and distance learning programs for students in school and after school. Programs explore subject areas from across the curriculum, organized by subject areas as follows:
Monday – Language Arts
Tuesday – Mathematics
Wednesday – Science
Thursday – Social Studies
Friday – Arts, Careers, & Health

Many instructional programs originate from sites around the world and the resulting electronic field trips provide students with meaningful enrichment. Resource materials for many of our instructional programs are available online from our program providers.

A bulletin board announces upcoming school and community events utilizing a marquee. Broadcasting is managed by an automated system from Synergy Broadcast. All programs broadcast by Media Services – WLX-TV are cleared for copying by the school media center or classroom teacher. These programs may be retained in a classroom or media center until notice is received from Media Services to erase or destroy them.


SLPS Wireless EBS Channel 37

EBS Channel 37 (in our schools and webcast) carries the Florida Knowledge Network from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and NASA-TV and the Classic Arts Channel evenings and weekends.

Webcasts
The St. Lucie County Education Channel and EBS Channel 37 can be viewed on the internet. Windows Media Player version 9 or higher is required.

Cable in the Classroom
An additional source of commercial-free educational television programming is generated by cable networks such as CNN, Discovery, A&E, and Nickelodeon and is referred to as Cable in the Classroom. This programming is copyright cleared for use in schools. Detailed program descriptions are available in Cable in the Classroom magazine and Cable in the Classroom Online.


Production Facilities

Studio Production

Media Services – WLX-TV accommodates prerecording of television shows in it’s 30′ x 50′ studio. This area includes audience seating for guests who can become part of the production. Shows can be sent out live over a house feed to Comcast channels 13 and 19 and District Wireless channel 36. Production capabilities of the main studio include four studio cameras, graphics, wired and wireless microphone systems, teleprompting, computer to video conversion, and feeds from satellite receivers.

Mobile Production

2Our mobile television production vehicle has the capability of recording in digital video with four cameras. Media Services – WLX-TV regularly records St. Lucie Public School Board Meetings utilizing our mobile vehicle.

Studio B

Instructors may broadcast lessons via television or deliver lessons over the district’s computer network with our distance learning station, Studio B. At this station, an instructor can readily incorporate video recordings, computer programs, or three-dimensional objects into a lesson. Network delivery can include two-way video and audio with participating schools.

Student Interns

Throughout the regular school year serious television production students are selected to work at Media Services – WLX-TV. Interns provide assistance in the studio and with the mobile television production truck.

School Participation

Media Services empowers our school district to “share our story” directly with the public by televising classroom lessons, school awards, and special school events.

Marquee
Upcoming school events may be publicized on our St. Lucie County Education Channel marquee. To submit information for the marquee email a power point slide or word document to Craig Jerome, ITV Manager (craig.jerome@stlucieschools.org).

School Report
School Report is a 90 minute weekly television program featuring classroom lessons, student work, school awards, and other school activities.  Episodes appearing on the St. Lucie County Education Channel are also available for immediate viewing on our video on demand page (School Report). Classroom teachers may contact us to schedule Media Services staff for recording in their classroom.  Please email Debbie McAnelly, ITV Specialist, with the specifics of your proposal (debbie.mcanelly@stlucieschools.org).

School Video Productions
A school may submit a video recording of a school activity to Media Services for airing on School Report. Please follow our Guidelines for School Video Productions and send your videotape or DVD to Craig Jerome, ITV Manager at Media Services.

Training
Periodically Media Services provides training in video production and editing.  District staff should check Professional Development’s ERO for upcoming training sessions.

Video Production Tutorials
Learn basics skills of video production with our online tutorials.
Camcorder Basics – The basic functions, settings, and operation of a typical camcorder
Using a Tripod – How to set up a tripod and contect your camera
Advanced Camcorder Settings – Learn manual camera settings to adjust to different situations
Shooting Better Video (coming soon) – Tips and techniques for improving the quality of your program

Providers

Achievement Television Network
Young people have an opportunity to meet artists, public servants, explorers, discoverers and entrepreneurs who will inspire and motivate with their unique stories of success.

Annenberg/CPB Channel
Professional development programs that provide a window into K-12 classrooms where teachers are trying new approaches to math and science through hands-on and inquiry learning.

Award Publishing – Research-based animated technology that achieves reading results.
(view My World video series posters)

Beacon Learning Center
An online resource center providing curriculum resources, lesson plans and interactive student activities based on Florida’s Sunshine State Standards.

Classic Arts Channel
Launched in 1994, Classic Arts Showcase is a free cable television program designed to bring the classic arts experience to the largest audience possible by providing video clips of the arts.

Colonial Williamsburg
Visit the eighteenth century as it really was and meet the people who created this nation.  Electronic field trips use history as a starting point for interdisciplinary learning in civics, mathematics, science, art, and government.

Fairfax Network 
Enhances a variety of curriculum areas for students, offers valuable staff development opportunities for educators, and provides a vital link between school and home with programming for parents.

Florida Education Channel
Provides educational programming designed to assist teachers in honing their skills to increase the achievement of all students.

Florida Knowledge Network
The Florida Knowledge Network® is the instructional television broadcast service of the Florida Department of Education.  Educational video programs that support Florida’s K-12 curriculum and professional development programming for educators make up the primary content.

IMPACT
IMPACT is a half-hour television series about issues and answers…to help solve important economic, environmental, and social problems facing the nation. It is produced by University of Florida’s IFAS Communication Services.

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
ArtsEdge, the national arts and education information network, was designed to help artists, teachers, and students gain access to and/or share information, resources and ideas that support the arts as a core subject area in the K-12 curriculum.

Nature Wise, Inc.
Produces Florida Wildlife TV programming to raise awareness about problems with our environment and to offer practical steps toward the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of our natural world.

NASA Educational Television Resources
Information on award winning programs in the NASA Connect Series for grades 6-8, and the NASA SCIence Files Series for grades 3-5. The site is interactive.

Pentagon Channel
The Pentagon Channel broadcasts military news and information for the 2.6 million members of the US Armed Forces.

Prince William Network
Programs which explore the performing arts areas of music, dance and theater, featuring artists and companies who perform a the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Scholastic Network
This is a free internet curriculum service for K-12 which offers exciting interactive projects and activities correlated to national standards in math, science and social studies.

Shamu TV
Visit exotic locations to investigate the world’s habitats and the many fascinating animals found there.  Marvel at the animals of the Sea World and Busch Garden parks and learn from the people who care for them.

St. Johns Riverkeeper
Works on behalf of the community for clean and healthy waters in the St. Johns River, its tributaries and its wetlands, through citizen-based advocacy.

TEAMS Distance Learning
Interactive activities, projects, resources, and information for students, teachers and parents.

Teen Kids News
A weekly news program that provides information and news to kids in a manner that is educational as well as highly entertaining. The target audience for the program is 13 to 16 year olds. The focus of the program is young people, always letting them tell their stories in their own words.

Teleschool
Video programs developed by the Department of Education in Hawaii.

U.S. Department of Education
USDOE produces a monthly TV series about ways to ensure children’s educational success entitled: “Education News Parents Can Use”.

Waterways
Waterways explore the natural treasures of south Florida. Filmed on location, each episode includes interviews with local environmental experts who explain the various projects currently underway to protect this unique ecosystem.

Whitehouse Chronicle
This 30-minute television program, co-hosted by veteran Washington reporters Llewellyn King and Linda Gasparello, presents diverse Washington insiders’ views on wide-ranging issues.

Programs may not be duplicated further and may not be re-broadcast or uploaded in whole or in part in any form without the express written permission of the St. Lucie Public Schools Media Services manager. Programs are for home use only.
Bringing the world to the classroom and the classroom to the community through instructional television and distance learning.

Media Services – WLX-TV reaches all public schools in St. Lucie County with instructional television programming, school board meetings, and local shows about our schools.  We cablecast our programming reaching homes and businesses 24 hours a day, every day of the year on:

Comcast Channel 13 (Ft. Pierce)
Comcast Channel 19 (Port St. Lucie)
Hometown Cable Channel 19
AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 under St. Lucie County Community Channels
Litestream Cable Channel 65
Our programming is available online through our video on demand pages and our “live” webcast.

We also provide channels that are available in our schools:
Wireless EBS Channel 36 (Schools only)
St. Lucie County Education Channel and special event satellite programming.
Wireless EBS Channel 37 (Schools only)
Florida Education Channel, NASA-TV, and the Classic Arts Channel.

St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools

772-429-3600