Plainfield, Vt. – Goddard College announced today Vermont high school students will be able to earn college credit by participating in a community-based, youth radio program at WGDR/WGDH Goddard Community Radio.
Beginning in the spring of 2015, the program, ‘True Stories: Adventures in Nonfiction Audio Storytelling,’ is a three-credit college course open to high school students in Northeastern Vermont. The course is offered through Goddard College’s Undergraduate Studies Program in collaboration with WGDR/WGDH Goddard Community Radio.
“In keeping with Goddard’s model of individualized learning and real-world applications, this new dual enrollment program is an innovative way to bring this style of education to Vermont’s youth,” Goddard Interim President Bob Kenny said. “By offering college credit, we hope to help prepare students for college while enabling them to use Goddard as a resource and to get out into their communities to learn new skills,” he said.
In addition to technical skill building, students will immerse in the art of telling true stories through sound, practicing deep listening, various forms of audio storytelling, and how to give and receive meaningful feedback with peers.
Space is limited. Students interested in signing up for the course must do so through their high school guidance counselor or extended learning facilitator, and provide the course ID: GDR 100.
Start Date: TBA, Spring 2015
Location: Goddard College, Eliot D. Pratt Library, 123 Pitkin Road, Plainfield, VT 05667
Credits: 3 credits
About Goddard College
Initially founded in 1863 as the Goddard Seminary in Barre, Vt., Goddard College moved to its current Plainfield campus and was chartered in 1938 by founding President Royce “Tim” Pitkin. In 1963, Goddard became the first U.S. college to offer low-residency adult degree programs. Now offering accredited MA, MFA, BA and BFA degree programs from its main campus in Plainfield, Vermont and sites in Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington, Goddard’s low-residency education model offers the best of on-campus and distance education, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous on-campus residencies, and the freedom to study from anywhere.