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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Radio Broadcasting Technician 1
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to identify and explain the impact of historical figures in radio.

Standard 1

Standard 2
Lee De Forest

Standard 3
David Sarnoff

Standard 4
Howard Armstrong

Standard 5
Hymery Hertz

Standard 6
James Maxwell

Standard 7
FM vs AM Radio

Standard 8
W vs K in call letters

Strand 2
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate pre- production skills.

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Standard 1
Script Writing

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Standard 2
Public Service Announcements

Standard 3
News Writing

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Standard 4
Commentary Writing

Standard 5
Editorial Writing

Standard 6
Commercials Writing

Standard 7

Strand 3
Students will be able to demonstrate basic live production skills.

Standard 1
Dead Air

Standard 2
Create on air personality

Standard 3
Broadcast News

Standard 4
Broadcast Public Service Announcement

Standard 5
On Air Presence

Strand 4
Students will be able to identify vocal skills.

Standard 1
Proper Breathing

Standard 2

Standard 3

Standard 4
Proper Speech

Strand 5
Students will be able to identify basic radio broadcasting equipment.

Standard 1
Mixing Board

Standard 2

Standard 3

Standard 4

Standard 5

Strand 6
Students will be able to understand radio rules and regulations.

Standard 1
Community Standards

Standard 2

Standard 3
Non Commercial

Standard 4

Standard 5
Financial Gail

Standard 6

Standard 7

Strand 7
Students will be able to understand and practice copyright laws, ethics and legal issues dealing with photography as identified in United States Code Title 17 Chapter 1 Section 101.

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Standard 1
Define copyright.

Standard 2
Other definitions

  1. Audiovisual works
  2. Computer program
  3. Copies
  4. Copyright owner
  5. Digital transmission
  6. Financial gain
  7. Pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works
  8. Work of visual art

Standard 3
Students will practice ethics and rules governing photojournalism (i.e. Editorial content must not be changed)

Standard 4
Students will practice correct usage of copyright laws (i.e. the right to reproduce, manipulate, distribute, plagiarize or exhibit another photographer’s work outside of fair use provisions)

  1. Time limitations
  2. Portion limitations
  3. Text material
  4. Illustrations and photographs
  5. Copying and distribution limitations

Standard 5
Students will demonstrate understanding of ethics related to social and legal issues in subject choice (i.e. model releases, image appropriateness, and cultural sensitivity)

Professional Development

Strand 8
Students will understand the need for professional development.

Standard 1
Understand the need for professional development.

  1. Complete a personal inventory.
  2. Set and meet goals.
  3. Be self‐motivated.
  4. Know how to make decisions.
  5. Know how to manage time.
  6. Organize personal belongings and equipment.
  7. Learn to communicate verbally.
  8. Write effective communications.
  9. Establish a personal reading program.
  10. Develop effective work skills and attitudes.
  11. Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.

Standard 2
Students will understand the need for leadership skills.

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  1. Serve on a committee.
  2. Prepare an agenda.
  3. Assist in planning a meeting.
  4. Review basic parliamentary procedure.
    • Make a main motion.
  5. Participate in a school project.
  6. Attend a community meeting.
  7. Practice effective speaking.
  8. Present a three‐ to five‐minute talk.
  9. Implement a leadership project.
  10. Master a working knowledge of SkillsUSA.
    • Describe the meaning of the SkillsUSA emblem.
    • State the SkillsUSA pledge.
    • Describe the duties of a SkillsUSA officer.

Standard 3
Students will understand the need for career planning.

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  1. Define your future occupation.
  2. Survey employment opportunities.
  3. Report on a trade journal article.
  4. Explore opportunities for advanced training.
  5. Conduct a worker interview.
  6. Contact a professional association.
  7. Explore entrepreneurship opportunities.
  8. Give a talk about your career.
  9. Review career goals.

Standard 4
Students will understand the importance of employability and work habits.

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  1. Develop a list of work standards to follow at school and on the job.
  2. Evaluate your personal ethics.
    • Evaluate your personal ethics against acceptable workplace ethics.
  3. Build a job search network.
  4. Write a resume.
  5. Create a job portfolio.
  6. Complete a job application.
  7. Write a business letter and memo.
  8. Participate in an actual or simulated job interview.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - A Bodell and see the CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA LONGHURST .  

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