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Congrats to our Local 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators!

April 27, 2015

The 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program rewards 100 tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement. Congratulations to our local innovators representing WNET, WLIW, and NJTV! WNET Jillian Cafarchio is a middle and […]

Meet Deborah Bial – The Posse Foundation

April 27, 2015

Deborah Bial is the President and Founder of The Posse Foundation, an organization that identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams—Posses—of […]

Meet Joe Blatt – Harvard Graduate School of Education

April 8, 2015

Joseph Blatt, Senior Lecturer on Education and Faculty Director of the Technology, Innovation, and Education Program at Harvard Graduate School of Education is interested in the effects of media content and technology on development, learning, and civic behavior.  His courses over the years have helped guide many grad students on their paths to better understanding […]

WNET Education at NYC Pre-K Enrollment Community Fair

April 2, 2015

This past weekend, members of WNET Education attended a Pre-K Enrollment Community Fair held at PS 30 Hernandez/Hughes in East Harlem to share details about WNET’s free early education programs, activities, and media resources. The event was one of five community fairs held concurrently throughout all five boroughs of New York City. WNET Education provided […]

Meet Linnette Attai – Founder of PlayWell LLC

March 4, 2015

Linnette Attai is the founder of PlayWell LLC, a consulting firm that helps guide clients through compliance concerns related to product development, marketing, and media intended for young consumers.  We picked Linnette’s brain in early 2015 on the common issues of privacy, safety, and responsibility affecting today’s children and teens – and what parents and […]

WNET & the Tenement Museum Celebrate Launch of “Mission US: City of Immigrants”

February 12, 2015

Last night, the WNET Children’s and Educational Media team celebrated the launch of City of Immigrants, the newest installment of the award-winning Mission US educational gaming series, now available at mission-us.org. The event was hosted by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which served as a partner on development of the game’s history content. The […]

“The Story of the Jews” National Essay Contest Winners Visit NYC!

February 10, 2015

Last spring WNET Education sponsored a national essay contest for high school students in conjunction with the national broadcast of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama.  More than 150 students watched a clip from the series and submitted essays on the power of stories to influence our personal and cultural identities.  On a […]

Meet Harold Levy – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

February 2, 2015

Harold Levy, the Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the largest scholarship foundation in the US, stopped by our WNET offices in early 2015. We sat down with the former NYC Schools Chancellor to get his two cents on the current and future state of scholarships and higher education. 1. How did your […]

WNET Hosts NYC Digital Integrators Workshop

January 8, 2015

During December 2014, WNET Education collaborated with the New York City Department of Education to host 56 local area teachers for workshops on how to effectively implement PBS LearningMedia digital content and public media in their classrooms. On December 4, social studies teachers explored how to utilize videos and popular instructional games such as Mission […]

Meet Larry Cocco – SETDA State Leader of the Year

January 7, 2015

Laurence Cocco from the New Jersey State Department of Education recently received the SETDA State Leader of the Year Award, given annually to recognize an active SETDA member who has exhibited outstanding leadership by advancing education in his/her state through the use of technology.  Larry also currently serves on and was former chairperson of the […]

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