GLHS Speech and Introduction & Advanced TV Production

Tom Gregory 
phone- (614) 478-5500
 
 
 1st Semester Schedule
Period 1    Basic Speech    H188
Period 2    Basic Speech    H188
Period 3    Advanced Video Production   H188
Period 4    Basic Speech     H188
Period 5    Basic Speech H188
Period 6    Lunch
Period 7    TV Duty
Period 8    Conference    
 
  2nd Semester Schedule
Period 1    Basic Speech    H188
Period 2    Basic Speech    H188
Period 3    Advanced Video Production   H188
Period 4    Introduction to TV   H188
Period 5    Basic Speech H188
Period 6    Lunch
Period 7    TV Duty
Period 8    Conference
 
 
 
Basic Speech Class:
Speech is a required semester course at Gahanna.  The goal is for students to learn the techniques to give formal and informal presentations individually and as a group. All speeches and presentations are videotaped so that the students can watch the tape to see their progress throughout the school year. 
 
 
 
Daily Homework Assignments and Speeches for 1st Semester Speech: 
8-19  Come up with 10 or 12 more brainstorm questions for Introduction Speech
8-20  Write out Intro Speech (2 min in length) will check in class for points
8-18   must have notebook and VHS tape in class/ practice delivery for Intro Speeches will start delivering them Wednesday, August 24th
8-23   set up notebook and check written out Introduction Speech for 20 points today
8-24 to 8-25   begin presenting Introduction Speeches in Class
8-26   Topic for Demonstration Speech due in class
8-29   write out introduction for Demonstration Speech - it will be checked at the beginning of class for points
8-29   work on outline for demonstration speech - it will be checked at the beginning of class tomorrow for points
8-30    check outline in class  for Demonstration Speeches 
9-1 to 9-6   begin presenting Demonstration Speeches (must have an outline for the speech)
9-6    must have your topic for Special person Speech     
9-7   introduction for Special Person Speech is due and study for Test #1
9-8   Test #1 on Speech Techniques
9-9    check outline for Special Person Speech
9-12   watch Speaking with Confidence video in class
9-13 to 9-15     begin presenting Special Person Speeches (must have an outline for the speech)
9-16   Lecture on Oral Interpretation and have children's book to teacher for Oral Interp.
9-19   Show Oral Interpretation examples
9-20 to 9-21  Deliver Oral Interpretations in class
9-23 to  9-26  Introduce Parliamentary Procedure in class
9-27 to 9-28   Write club Constitutions and work on Individual extended agenda for when each student is president of club
9-29 to 10-3   begin presenting Meeting in class (should have an extended agenda for their own meeting)
10-4  Finish meetings and review for Parliamentary Procedure Test
10-5   Test #2 on Parliamentary Procedure
10-6 to 10-7    explain Group Discussion and come up with topics in groups
10-11 to 10-13   in Library researching Group Discussion
10-14 to 10-17   work in groups in classroom on Group Discussion
10-18 to 10-20    Present group discussions, one group each period and the students will know when their group is scheduled
10-21  Review for Group Discussion Test and Introduce Sales Pitch
10-24    Test #3 Group Discussion
10-25   Explain Persuasion techniques and watch some example persuasion Speeches
10-26 Explain Propaganda Devices and pass out sample Persuasion Speech outline/Explain how to use Easy Bib
10-27 to 10-28   present Sales Pitches in class
10-31    explain proper visual aids and show some more example Persuasion Speeches
11-1 to 11-4    In school Library to research Persuasion Speech as well as work on outlines
11-4   check rough draft of persuasion outline with 3 sources 
11-8 to 11-11   present Persuasion Speeches (outline and sources are due)
11-14   Review Persuasion and introduce Resume writing
11-15   Test #4 on Persuasion Techniques
11-16   Finish explaining the Resume and begin working on them with Chrome books
11-17   In Library to Finish resumes and print them all out/ Topics for Final Speech are due today
11-18   Resume's are due Finish talking about Job Interviews and give them time to pair up and practice interviews with each other 
11-21   Go over all requirements for the Final Speech and show some examples
11-22 to 12-1    In school Library researching topics for the Final Speech  (outlines/works cited as well)
12-1  Final Speech Outline check to see how far along students are
12-2   Watch a video on Job Interviews
12-5  Explain the Interview Process for Job Interviews and pass out a review sheet for the Final Exam  Bonus Interviews
12-6 to 12-8   present Job Interviews in front of the class
12-9   A few students (two to three) volunteer to present Final Speech early for Bonus points 
12-12 to 12-19    present Final Speeches in class (Speech 7-10 minutes, outline and works cited)
12-20 to 12-21    Final Speech Exam - Pass out all critiques in notebook and write a self reflection on how you have improved throughout speech class this semester. 


Daily Homework Assignments and Speeches for 2nd Semester Speech: 
1-4  Come up with 10 or 12 more brainstorm questions for Introduction Speech
1-5  Write out Intro Speech (2 min in length) will check in class for points
1-6   must have notebook and VHS tape in class/ practice delivery for Intro Speeches will start delivering them Tuesday, January 10th
1-9   set up notebook and check written out Introduction Speech for 20 points today
1-10 to 1-11   begin presenting Introduction Speeches in Class
1-12   Topic for Demonstration Speech due in class
1-13   write out introduction for Demonstration Speech - it will be checked at the beginning of class for points
          work on outline for demonstration speech - it will be checked at the beginning of class tomorrow for points
1-17    check outline in class  for Demonstration Speeches 
1-18 to 1-23   begin presenting Demonstration Speeches (must have an outline for the speech)
1-23    must have your topic for Special person Speech     
1-24   introduction for Special Person Speech is due and study for Test #1
1-25   Test #1 on Speech Techniques
1-26    check outline for Special Person Speech
1-27   watch Speaking with Confidence video in class
1-30 to 2-1     begin presenting Special Person Speeches (must have an outline for the speech)
2-2    Finish Special person speech talk about Career Speech and show example
2-3    Work on Career Speech outlines in class
2-6 to 2-8   Deliver Career Speeches
2-9 to  2-14  Introduce Parliamentary Procedure in class
2-15 to 2-16   Write club Constitutions and work on Individual extended agenda for when each student is president of club
2-21 to 2-23   begin presenting Meeting in class (should have an extended agenda for their own meeting)
2-24  Finish meetings and review for Parliamentary Procedure Test
2-27   Test #2 on Parliamentary Procedure
2-28 to 3-1    explain Group Discussion and come up with topics in groups
3-2 to 3-7   in Library researching Group Discussion
3-8 to 3-9   work in groups in classroom on Group Discussion
3-10 to 3-14    Present group discussions, one group each period and the students will know when their group is scheduled
3-15  Review for Group Discussion Test and Introduce Visual Aides
3-16   Test #3 Group Discussion
3-17   Explain Persuasion techniques and watch some example persuasion Speeches
3-27   Explain Propaganda Devices and pass out sample Persuasion Speech outline/Explain how to use Easy Bib
3-28 to 3-31   In school Library to research Persuasion Speech as well as work on outlines
3-31   check rough draft of persuasion outline with 3 sources 
4-3 to 4-7   present Persuasion Speeches (outline and sources are due)
4-10   Review Persuasion and introduce Sales Pitch 
4-11   Test #4 on Persuasion Techniques
4-12 to 4-13   present Sales Pitches in class
4-17   Lecture on Oral Interpretation and have children's book to teacher for Oral Interp.
4-18   Show Oral Interpretation examples
4-19 to 4-21  Deliver Oral Interpretations in class
4-24   Explaining the Resume and begin working on them with Chrome books
4-25   In Library to Finish resumes and print them all out/ Topics for Final Speech are due today
4-26   Resume's are due Finish talking about Job Interviews and give them time to pair up and practice interviews with each other 
4-27   Go over all requirements for the Final Speech and show some examples
5-1 to 5-5    In school Library researching topics for the Final Speech  (outlines/works cited as well)
5-5  Final Speech Outline check to see how far along students are
5-8   Watch a video on Job Interviews
5-9  Explain the Interview Process for Job Interviews and conduct  Bonus Interviews
5-10 to 5-12   present Job Interviews in front of the class
5-15   A few students (two to three) volunteer to present Final Speech early for Bonus points 
5-16 to 5-23    present Final Speeches in class (Speech 7-10 minutes, outline and works cited)
5-24 to 5-25    Final Speech Exam - Pass out all critiques in notebook and write a self reflection on how you have improved throughout speech class this semester. 


 
This Schedule lists what the students will be working on and what is due each day.  When we are doing presentations over the period of a few days all students are required to be ready to present on the first day and their outlines and other materials are due on that day as well.    The only exceptions are the Demonstration Speech, the Job Interview and Group Discussion.  (Due to the nature of these assignments because they involve bringing in items or working with other people they will be scheduled in advance.)
 
                 If students are absent on any day or a series of days  that a speech or test is scheduled and are excused then they must be ready to present the speech or take the test the first day they return to school!!!          
 
 
Schedule of Major Speech assignments:
 
    
            Introduction Speech - students will conduct a personal interview with another student in the class.  This information will be used as the basis for the content for a two minute introduction speech. 
Date: Tuesday, January 10th 2017 
 
 
            Demonstration Speech - This is a how to speech where the students will take a process of something they already know how to do and show the class how it is done.  They will use props or visual aids to help them.  This speech is 3-6 minutes long and requires an outline. 
Date:Wednesday, January 18th 2017
 
 
            Special Person Speech- This speech is 3-5 minutes long and is about someone they admire or someone who has had a positive impact on them throughout their lives.  It must be someone that they know.  This speech also requires an outline. 
Date: Monday,  January 30th 2017
 
  
            Career Speech- Each student is required to do a shadow experience and an interview with a person involved in an occupation in which the student shows interest.  Students are given approximately three weeks for this project.  The students give a speech 3-5 minutes long describing the experience.  In addition there are interview questions and an outline which must be turned in.
Date: Monday, February 6th 2017
 
            Parliamentary Procedure- The students will be put into groups of three and they will conduct three meetings each with a different agenda.  Every student will be given the opportunity to be evaluated as president of the organization. 
Date: Tuesday, February 6th 2017
 
            Oral Interpretation- Each student will be required to find one children’s book that they will present to the rest of the class.  They will be graded on Vocal Variety, Facial Expressions and Gestures they use to get across the meaning to an audience. 
Date: Wednesday, April 19th 2017  
 
            Group Discussion- Groups of 6 to 7 students spend two days in the library researching a socially significant topic of their choice and then spend one class period for each group either making a decision or solving a problem in this area. 
Date: Wednesday, March 8th 2017  
 
            Sales Pitch- This speech has no outline or time limit.  Students must actually sell something to the audience.  They may not sell gum, pop or candy. 
Date: Wednesday, April 12th 2017
 
            Persuasive Speech- This is a 5-7 minute speech with an outline and three sources must be cited during the speech.  The students will spend three days in the Library researching their topic. 
Date: Monday, April 3rd 2017 
 
 
            Job Interview/Resume- The students will type personal resumes and take part in a mock-interview experience in front of the class.  The students should dress up for the interview.
Date: Resume: Thursday, April 27th 2017    Interview: Wednesday, May 10th 2017 
 
            Debate- Each student will be paired with a partner and they will pick a resolution and topic and research and then debate that topic in front of the class. 
Date: N/A
 
            Final Speech-This speech is 7-10 minutes long.  Students must cite 3-10 sources in the speech.  They will spend three days in the library to research.  A works cited must be turned in with the outline.  Students must have a least one visual aid and no more than four note cards when they deliver this speech. 
Date: Tuesday, May 16th, 2017               
                        
                                                  Tests
1.  Basic Speech- Speech techniques, types of introductions and conclusions, Patterns of organization, Purpose of speech, outlines
Date: Wednesday, January 25th 2017 
 
 
2.  Parliamentary Procedure- Roberts Rules of Order, Rules and Procedures for conducting a meeting, Types of motions
Date: Monday, February 27th 2017
 
3.  Group Discussion- Types of discussions, leadership duties, purpose of discussions, methods of involving the audience
Date: Thursday, March 16th 2017

4.  Persuasion- Types of reasoning, Propaganda devices, types of evidence, how to develop and support your arguments
Date: Tuesday, April 11th 2017
 
 
Final Exam- Will consist of the Final Speech and a Self Reflection.  In writing the Self Reflection in class students may use all rubrics and peer evaluations completed throughout the semester to help them.
Date: Wednesday, May 24th - Thursday, May 25th 2017 

Even though this is just a semester course the students will be required in many of their other classes here at GLHS to participate in individual and group presentations.  Being an effective communicator will help them throughout their life no matter what path they choose for their future.      
 

Introduction to TV  Broadcast Class:

This is an elective course where the students are learning basic techniques in Broadcast Journalism.  The students will learn to write, film, and edit their own teleision stories.  They will learn presentation techniques for in front of the camera when they are anchoring or presenting the morning announcements.   The students in the class will produce a news story, present the daily announcements and be prepared to participate in the Advanced TV Production class next year.
 
 
This class is a lab class patterned after an actual working TV studio.  The students in the TV production class produce a weekly 30 minute TV show that airs on cable TV throughout Central Ohio called WGLH-TV.   The students will work on anchoring and will have a chance to present the daily morning announcements live daily in front of the whole school.  The students will also learn the basics in writing storyboards.  They will learn camera techniques as well as how to use a computer based non-linear editting system.  The class is run like a working TV studio.  Members of the class will also be given the opportunities to work on some very special projects.  The shows airs on Educable (Time Warner ch25, Insight ch8)on Mondays at 3:30, Wednsdays at 6:00.  This past year the TV students raised money and sponsored an Honor Flight which flew WWII veterans to Washington DC for the day.  The students in this class are given real world experiences and have been nationally ranked among other high school programs the past ten years.  Yolanda Harris, WSYX anchor, graduated from Gahanna Lincoln High School and was a part of WGLH-TV in its beginning years.  She continues to support the students, program, and the school.
  



 
Sample Video Newspackages and Projects created by the TV students
 
The students have created some award winning and projects.  Some of the projects have received local and national recognition.  Please feel free to click below to view some of the videos created by previous TV Production students from GLHS.
 
 
 
The students work on some special programs.  Here is a link to a short clip that the students produced when they interviewed the WWII veterans giving them the chance to tell their story.