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Project | 2-3 Months

LIVE: “On Our Minds” Season 2


In May 2021, Student Reporting Labs debuted its first podcast series, called “On Our Minds” about the biggest mental health challenges young people face, including anxiety, depression, learning during the pandemic, race, and social media. This school year, we want to keep the reporting and conversations going and dig even deeper into some of the issues that contribute to mental health challenges. Click on the assignment tab to find out how to participate.


Writing - Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Speaking and Listening - Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

Empowered Learner

Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. (ISTE)

Demonstrate writing processes used in journalism and broadcasting media.

Creative Communicator

Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. (ISTE)

Gathering and Evaluating Sources

Whether students are constructing opinions, explanation, or arguments, they will gather information from a variety of sources and evaluate the relevance of that information. (NCSS D3.1.9-12 - D3.2.9-12)

Plan and deliver a media production (e.g., broadcast, video, web, mobile).

Writing - Production and Distribution of Writing

Speaking and Listening - Comprehension and Collaboration





Mental Health

Active Prompts






Mobile Phone


Estimated Time

2-3 Months

Submission Deadlines

Oct. 5, 2021 Announcement

Nov. 1, 2021 Deadline