STAFFING & EQUIPMENT
First off, before I begin, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and awesome new years. I am still waiting to find out whether or not I will need surgery. I had a wonderful Christmas and New Years.
I have been thinking about the staffing. I figured that it would be best to find volunteers. Recruitment will be directed at college students(all levels-undergrad, grad, etc.) and high school students involved in organizations such Future Educators of America or foreign language clubs within in the Southwest Tennessee area (Shelby, Tipton, Fayette, Haywood, & Madison). I had thought about including college students in Northwest Mississippi and Central & Northeast Arkansas. I think it would be best to just start with West Tennessee, to see how the program development progresses.
As far as recruiting, I will send emails to local Universities and school boards. Emails will also be sent to private schools and homeschool programs.
When considering students and their interests for staffing purposes, I will be looking for students in the following areas of study: Education, Education Research, foreign languages/foreign language education, Teaching English as a Second Language, Intercultural Studies, Sociology, Broadcast Communication, Teacher Education, Psychology, Journalism, Advertising, Economics, Arts, Linguistics, Graphic Design/Multimedia, Literature, and History.
For the consideration of high school students, I will rely on recommendations from the high school teachers.
All students will have the opportunity to create their own reports for the program and website.
That’s just a rough sketch of the staffing ideas that I have. As time progress, I will elaborate more in detail on the roles.
Laptop (I own one but it is on its last leg)
Video Camera (?) I’m not sure that I will include videos with the podcast program or website
That is all for right now. Please feel free to post opinions, thoughts or ideas.