Earlier this Spring, fifth-grade students from Moss Street Partnership School traveled from Reidsville to record podcasts in UNC Greensboro’s University Teaching & Learning Commons (UTLC) recording studio to be entered into the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. The contest was open to students across the country in grades 5 through 12.
UNC Greensboro was recently informed by NPR that a fifth-grade student at the Moss Street Partnership School, Kamron Percell, received an Honorable Mention award out of 6,000 submissions!
Students in three fifth-grade classes worked individually and in teams to research topics like bullying, religion, and women’s rights, and recorded an initial cut of the podcast on their iPads. Six podcasts were chosen by their peers based on information/structure, personality and creativity, production quality, and presentation. Kamron’s podcast was titled: “Why Do You Bully Me?” You can hear Kamron’s podcast, as well as the five other winners of Moss Street’s classroom competition, here.
“One of the unique aspects of being a university lab school is the opportunity to collaborate and partner with a variety of faculty and staff at UNCG,” said Allison Ormond, associate director for curriculum at Moss Street. “This podcast project is a great example of how access to resources, particularly human resources with specific expertise, can enhance learning outcomes for students.”
Congratulations to Kamron on his Honorable Mention award, and well done to all Moss Street students that participated!