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a student profile
Diana: My name is Diana Lang. I am a sophomore in high school.
San Diego, California
Diana: I’m doing my internship at iTV, Cable 16.
10th Grade Student
San Diego MET High School
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Diana: I chose to switch to Big Picture because I was really tired of not learning what I thought was what I was supposed to be learning. I would hear, “Oh, in the real world, you do this. In the real world, you do that.” And I was like well, why am I not being taught about the real world.
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Rick Berger: Find that archive too. And usually we don’t put photos in folders, so we’re just can use those as a root directory sort of. Diana is just an exceptional intern. She really is. She’s very, very well spoken. She’s younger than most of my interns. I’ve never had a sophomore before but she has that maturity level. She blends in right away with the team.
iTV/Channel 16, San Diego, CA
Rick Berger: And other members that I work with of my staff are constantly coming in and saying, “That girl’s really good” .
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Diana: I guess they saw a lot of potential in me. I’ve always been interested in game development, cinematography, anything of the like. I presented my sketchbook. I told them what I’ve been into. They were just like, “You would be a perfect fit for this, so let’s see if you can live up to the task and be responsible.” Yeah, this is the very beginning.
10th Grade Advisor
San Diego MET High School
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Debra Villegas: We put so much emphasis into our internship program because of the fact that the real world hands-on learning is a key component to most of my student’s learning. They’ve grown so dramatically and see themselves in a new, mature fashion that they continue to strive off that.
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Diana: Well, some of the tasks I do is set up with the cameras. I do editing for different projects. I’ve done voice recording and I’ve done even things that every day people do, like PowerPoints. So it’s things that are just every day to stuff that, you know, you’d only get at an environment like this. So when I worked on the slides, they originally were 2012 and then I had to edit them
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using this list, and these are the nominees. And it has all the information that you put on here.
Debra Villegas: Typically, every three to four weeks, I’m out there visiting the students, checking up on them, touching base with the mentor, so making sure that they’re communicating. She’s asking questions and he’s answering the questions and vice versa. Do you have to stay within the parameters of the lines?
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Diana: Yeah, these-- this is probably the safest zone.
Debra Villegas: What she’s learning is based on our learning goals, communication, social reasoning and personal quality. She hits those all the time just by showing up, dressed, ready for work, speaking with her mentor, analyzing and critical thinking and balancing and pacing herself at the internship. So every single day, she’s hitting all her learning goals. With Diana, she has struggled a little bit with keeping up with the academics only because we do it so differently than comprehensive schools.
10th Grade Student Advisory
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Debra Villegas: Let me see what you have in your essay because I want to use that as a stepping stone because I know that you’re struggling on understanding the expectations. That one.
Diana: This one? Oh, right, yeah, okay.
Rubric graphic to come
Debra Villegas: So look at the rubric and I want you to take a minute to brief over it.
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Diana: There’s a lot of work and it’s more independent so you have to think more for yourself and you have to go beyond just a textbook or a piece of paper. You really have to work. You have to have a lot of responsibility to be able to be in the school like that. So it is not easy but it’s totally worth it.