Gina Gray, the journalism teacher at Dalton Middle School, has a passion for seeing her students understand the many career possibilities that are available in digital media and journalism.
Gray works hard to provide engaging, real world projects for her students using digital video, photography and writing. Her efforts have been recognized as she was the only teacher in Georgia selected to participate in the PBS NewsHour Teacher Workshop to be held in Washington, D.C., in July. In addition, her class will have opportunity to submit videos on current events and topics as part of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL).
She’s also received a grant for new equipment from Education Sports Entertainment (ESE) Networks, who partners with the Georgia governor’s office to provide funding to have instructional videos online for use by parents and teachers. With the ESE grant, Gray’s class received two Sony video-cameras, computer and webcasting software, along with storage space on its network. These tools will allow her to provide more opportunities for video instruction at the school as well as provide live streaming of events and activities to parents and the community.
Gray was one of only 32 teachers selected nationwide, and Dalton Middle was the only ...