Category I: Instruction
Procedure I1: Use of Audio/Visual Media in Classroom Instruction
The use of audio/video media in classroom instruction should have direct bearing on the curricular focus. When selecting audio/video media to be used in classroom instruction, teachers should review the media item in its entirety. Teachers should consider:
Questions about content, bias or presentation should be discussed with the principal or department chair in advance.
Additionally, the principal or department chair should be informed in advance if:
- Use of media item(s) will take up a significant portion of instructional time over multiple days, or
- The teacher feels that the content of the material may merit advance notice to parents/guardians.
Upon request, a student, with parental/guardian permission, may be excused from specific media-based instruction based on the content. Exempted students should be provided with meaningful alternative work. Unless excused, all students should have access to the audio/visual media opportunity.