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Television and Digital Media Production

Stories are created by students in the Television and Digital Media Production Program in the School of Digital Media on the campus of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Making the Grade 9-29-16

Tim Haist, the Superintendent of Big Rapids Public Schools, hosts the first Making the Grade of Fall 2016. Starting with the Big Rapids Middle School, who had a video go viral from a very simple gesture.

Introductions are in order for the new Middle School Principal, Mitch Cumings and also joining the show is U.S Air Force Vet Mark Brejcha, who is currently in his fourth year teaching sixth grade Social Studies. They all discuss teaching tactics to involve their students as much as possible, emphasizing on getting the students to retain the knowledge learned in the classroom.

To wrap it all up, we hear from Clay Oosterhouse. He is a seventh grader at the Big Rapids Middle School. Oosterhouse is able to give us a different perspective on the video gone viral and how proud he is to be a part of something that is getting so much positive attention over something so “average”.