Margaret Falatko
Teacher
662.536.3612

Marketing, Intro to Broadcast Journalism,

and High Tech Video Production

 

Biography

I have been teaching and coaching at DeSoto Central High School since August 2012.  I received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Mississippi, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Belhaven University, and a Master of Science in Leadership from Duquesne University.  

In addition to being a Business teacher, I am also the head volleyball coach and co-sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  I am a member of the Journalism Education Association, Mississippi Scholastic Press Association, and Mississippi Association of Coaches.  

I have three amazing boys and enjoy teaching Sunday School at my church.  I love traveling with my family (especially going to the beach), playing volleyball, and learning new things. 


Marketing

Marketing has become one of the most important processes in modern life and affects many aspects of a person's life even without him or her noticing.  As a consumer, marketing surrounds a person.  This course will introduce students to today's fast-paced, rapidly changing and interactive global marketing environment by exposing them to philosophies and strategies as they are used for advertising, selling, and distribution of products.  This course will also address ways that marketing satisfies basic marketing concepts through project-based learning.

 

Intro to Broadcast Journalism

While journalism has changed over the years, it is still a necessity for today's society.  Changing technology and communication tools have affected this industry, but some things have changed very little.  This course will teach students about identify news and writing leads and stories.  Through analyzing journalist out there and practice, students will learn to report the news.  This course will also introduce them to basic editing and important industry lingo. 

 

High Tech Video Production

High Tech Video Production (Jag TV) is a unique opportunity for students who are interested in Journalism and Broadcast Journalism.  Students will learn how to write a story, film and edit, and create a news broadcast.  Each week, this class will produce a weekly news show for the school.  In addition, students will live stream sports and theatre events throughout the school year.  Students will create Twitter videos to help market the school and inform students of upcoming events.  This course will challenge students to find and report the news while being creative and professional.  Check out Jag TV's website for more information.

 https://dcjagtv.weebly.com/


2020-2021 Application

Below is the application for Jag TV for the 2020-2021 school year.  The applications are to be emailed by May 8th.  (See the application for the email address.)  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me. 

M Falatko
Online Learning: Jag TV

Life throws all kinds of curve balls and learning to adapt is what helps one grow.  

Week 1: March 25th-27th 

This pandemic has caused a challenging change for people's lifestyles around the world.  Some are loving the extra time at home and the chance to slow down, while others are struggling to find worth and pass the time. 

Your assignment this week is to create a 1-2 minute video to help people adapt to the change and enjoy their time.  Your video can be suggestions for people, a skit, or things that have helped you.  It can be serious or funny.  As you create your video, think about important components: sound quality, good lighting, and engage your audience. 

Once you are done, send me your video via email.  Put your First and Last Name in the subject line.  I'll send out my email address through a text in SchoolStatus.  If you have questions, you can email me or send me a message in SchoolStatus. 

(This assignment is for Jag TV and Intro to Broadcast Journalism.) 

 

Week 2: March 30th-April 3rd 

People have agreed that there has been some positive coming from this pandemic.  

Your assignment this week is to create a 1-2 minute story reporting something positive a person has experienced during this time.  This story needs to have a video of the interview in it.  You can interview someone in your home or through an app (FaceTime or Zoom) as long as you are recording it.  Be sure to "report" the story by writing and saying a lead and closing.  Remember to edit the interview so you only hear the person being interviewed (not you asking the question), and remember you don't have to use the entire interview but choose the best part to fit in the story.    

Once you are done, send me your video via email.  Put your First and Last Name in the subject line.  I'll send out my email address through a text in SchoolStatus.  If you have questions, you can email me or send me a message in SchoolStatus. 

(This assignment is for Jag TV and Intro to Broadcast Journalism.) 

 

Week 3: April 6th-10th

Each week brings new changes and more "firsts".  For some, this has created chaos.  For others, it has been a chance to slow down and redefine what's important to them.

Your assignment this week is to create a story a 1-3 minute story about changes and challenges that your are facing.  Your video can discuss changes in your daily routine, what you are missing, what has been the hardest adjustment, or your feelings on distance learning. As you create your video, think about important components: sound quality, good lighting, and engage your audience. 

Once you are done, send me your video via email.  Put your First and Last Name in the subject line.  I'll send out my email address through a text in SchoolStatus.  If you have questions, you can email me or send me a message in SchoolStatus. 

(This assignment is for Jag TV.)

Online Learning: Marketing

Welcome to T4 Marketing (Strategies for Success).  All of the information you need is included in the Word/PDF document(s) below.  (I've included a Word and PDF to ensure all students can open the material.)  Included in the first document is an introduction, contact information, assignments, and three PowerPoints.  All work is due Sunday at midnight.  Instructions on how to submit are in the document.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.  I hope this can be a fun way for you to get some knowledge on marketing while learning at home!

 

**Please save your work as a PDF or Word document and submit the file through email.  I cannot access documents through your Google Docs.  Thanks!