ROUGH OUTLINE- NOBODY SEGMENT

February 22, 2010

Segment Producer: Johanna Luna
Reporter: Jenette Caradonna
Camera/Editor: Julian Lamprecht
Episode #4

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ROUGH OUTLINE NOBODY SEGMENT – TOP OF MIND – TAKE 21
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FOCUS

Nobody was created by Kelly Clark and launched by Principal Nancy Rice at West Oak School. This blue denim doll has no gender with no ethnicity. Grade 1 students tell their stories on how their experience with Mr. Nobody doll.

WHY IS THIS RELEVANT?

“Nobody” is relevant because it encourages kids to help out the community. He/She encourages perseverance, optimism, integrity, courage, honesty, fairness, initiative, empathy, and responsibility. Nobody builds character through literacy.

The Nobody website has several quotes from people who participated in the Nobody program on a testimonial page (http://www.whoisnobody.com/testimonials.html). The quotes include both students and staff.

WHO IS MY GROUP INTERVIEWING DURING THIS SEGMENT?

1. Nancy Rice (West Oak School- Vice Principal)
2. Jan Homewood (West Oak School- Teacher)
3. Cheryl Vallender’s son ___ (Student at West Oak School)
4. Kelly Clark (Creator of the Nobody Program)

ROUGH OUTLINE

A tight shot of Kelly Clark coming in with the Nobody doll showing and telling who is Nobody?
CARADONNA’S V/O:
Nobody builds character through literacy by helping students gain courage, perseverance, optimism, integrity, courage, honesty, fairness, initiative, empathy, and responsibility amongst grade 1 thru grade 12 students.

Grade 1 children sitting in a circle waiting to see what’s in this box?
Intro of the box that Nobody comes in-
CARADONNA’S V/O

The class has to guess what is in the box-

FACT BOARD

CLIP OF JAN HOMEWOOD (TEACHER)
Interviews explain what Nobody is?

FACT BOARD

CLIP OF NANCY RICE (PRINCIPAL)
Why Nancy Rice decided to implement Nobody into the curriculum here at West Oak School?

CARADONNA’S V/O
Students take Nobody home and make him/her a somebody and they do it while doing some philanthropic deed in their community such as donating and ultimately making the world a better place.

FACT BOARD
Caradonna sharing her final thoughts on Nobody’s testimonials and difference it made within Ontario.

LIST OF QUESTIONS

Students (grade 1 students)

1. What did you think was in the box?
2. Who is Nobody?
3. How did you dress up Nobody and Why?
4. What do you like about Nobody, what did you learn?

Teachers/Kelly Clark

1. Who is Nobody?
2. Why was he created?
3. What was the inspiration behind the project?
4. How has this project affected you personally?
5. What changes (if any) have you seen from the students & community?
6. Did you expect the outcome(s) of the Nobody project?

FACTS ON THE NOBODY PROGRAM

- Nobody is a literacy based character education programs that caters to Grade 1 – 12 including Special Education, Gifted Students from inner-city to rural settings and public and private schools.
- This doll supports and promotes all Character Education initiatives, that include the following:
1. Character Matters
2. Character Counts
3. Building Character Traits
4. The Pillars of Character
5. Character Values and Virtues

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- Nobody exercises, Howard Gardner’s Theory to encourage the importance of applying real life experiences.
- Gardner’s Theory exercises all the Character Attributes, including: Respect, Perseverance, Optimism, Courage, Empathy, Honesty, Responsibility, Fairness, Initiative, Integrity, etc supporting safe and caring schools.
- According Research shows that respect is the number one indicator for success and this program provides students on how to build respect in a way that is earned and lasting so that students build self-esteem based on their character in action. 


- Each class must complete a scrapbook that documents all of their character into action, as does Nobody who becomes Somebody .
- Many students can add visual means to share their experience by adding pictures, video, or journals to document their experience.
- This blue denim doll represent each individual student’s unique Character building projects. 


- Teachers love Nobody because it’s a reusable program that is effective in the long run.
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The Rotary Club donated Nobody kits across Ontario and Canada because of the shared goals, including: Service Above Self, Preventing Youth at Risk and Literacy.
- The Nobody program was created by Kelly Clark, a teacher in Ontario, Canada, after she graduated with her PGCE at the University of London, London England and supply taught in elementary and secondary schools across London, England and Toronto, Ontario.

MUSIC
- Kevin Macleod – Attantean Twlight, Eternal Hope, Frost Waltz,
www.incompetech.com

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