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Published on February 28, 2008

Author: Margherita


WVIZ/PBS Educational Services:  WVIZ/PBS Educational Services WVIZ/PBS:  Educational Services Department Roy Norris Director of Educational Services WVIZ/PBS Who are we?:  Who are we? Born in Cleveland Muncipal Schools Began Feb. 7, 1965 with studios in Cleveland’s Max Hayes Trade School. 100th PBS Station One of 349 PBS affiliate stations:  One of 349 PBS affiliate stations Largest educational technology agency in Ohio! What We Do:  What We Do Provide services to 470,000 students and 33,000 educators in over 190 public and private school districts in an eleven county area ranging from Ashtabula to Sandusky and south to Mansfield Contracted by the Ohio SchoolNet Commission as one of Ohio's eight educational technology agencies Create educational opportunities for primary and secondary schools through use of new technologies Provide Instructional Television WVIZ/PBS Staff:  WVIZ/PBS Staff The WVIZ/PBS Educational department consists of a staff of over 25 employees and over 50 area educators who perform contractual services as needed. A PhD on staff A core staff with over 450 years in Public Schools with experience as: Superintendents Principals Central Office Administrators Tech Coordinators High School and Elementary Teachers Guidance Counselors Early Childhood specialists WVIZ/PBS is Experienced in Technology:  WVIZ/PBS is Experienced in Technology Slide8:  1st in the state to start email accounts for teachers 2,000-2,500 email accounts for Cleveland and 10,000 total 1,500 current Cleveland email accounts accessed within the last year 3 new Cleveland teacher accounts created each week Host over 4,000 pages of dedicated educational web content for schools Slide9:  WVIZ/PBS Website Over one-half of all traffic on the WVIZ/PBS website is directed to school-based Educational content. Provides information and resources for teachers which includes: Lesson Plans Well over 4,000 links to evaluated educational web resources searchable by Ohio Proficiency Standards All Instructional Television is correlated and searchable by grade-level, by subject, and by strands to the Ohio Proficiency Standards Online registration for workshops INFORMATION AVAILABILITY:  INFORMATION AVAILABILITY Instructional Television Resource Guide WVIZ/PBS Connections - published 6 times a year highlighting programs, activities & workshops WVIZ/PBS Computer Connections – weekly electronic newsletter Advisory Council - representatives from each of the 126 member districts Consistent successful delivery of Workshops and Professional Development :  Consistent successful delivery of Workshops and Professional Development Offerings include new technology applications to enhance teaching eTech Technology Training & curriculum integration issuing over 7,000 novice certificates Y2K (You & 2 Kids) - workshops for teachers and 2 students GLOBE training Student completion rate of greater than 80% for those taking WVIZ/PBS online courses (national rate is 40%) Customized professional development opportunities Graduate credit available for nearly all PD opportunities State Leader in Distance Learning (IVDL and Telecommunity):  State Leader in Distance Learning (IVDL and Telecommunity) Develop content Find content Provide content Slide13:  Special Projects SCIENCE IS THE SOLUTION:  SCIENCE IS THE SOLUTION Middle school program teaching physical science through problems in the Thunder Bay amusement park Concepts explored: Motion, Gravity, Energy, and Waves Contains 4 videotapes, a CD-ROM, teacher’s guide and classroom activities, and a teacher training program Funded by the Ohio Educational Telecommunications Network Commission and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation WEATHER or NOT:  WEATHER or NOT A new multimedia program for grades 6-8 Based on Ohio Proficiency Objectives, this program helps students answer questions regarding weather using science and math skills Locates 20 WeatherStations around Ohio helping students to track weather and apply their knowledge to weather events NewsDepth:  NewsDepth Award winning week 20-minute news program for grades 3-8 in partnership with WEWS NEWSCHANNEL 5. Broadcast on all of Ohio’s Public Television Stations and funded by the Martha Holden Jennings foundation. National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI):  National Teacher Training Institute (NTTI) Provides Master teachers with training and resources to integrate video and internet technologies into hands-on-science and math instruction Teachers return to their districts as trainers to train their peer teachers as well as students. Trained over 115,000 teachers Slide18:  WVIZ/PBS one of 32 stations to be chosen for this grant OnLine Staff Development for Teachers Funded by U.S. Department of Education Nearly 1000 teachers have completed courses for graduate credit North Ohio Technology Association (NOTA):  North Ohio Technology Association (NOTA) An organization of Northeastern Ohio school districts seeking to provide concurrent two-way audio, video, and data transmission. Provides staff development, information dissemination, library services, and distance learning for students. WVIZ/PBS NOTA Slide20:  K-12 Programming INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION (ITV) PROGRAMMING:  INSTRUCTIONAL TELEVISION (ITV) PROGRAMMING WVIZ offers nearly 200 instructional programs and series to Northeast Ohio educators every school year. WVIZ/PBS/ PRODUCTIONS:  WVIZ/PBS/ PRODUCTIONS Science is the Solution Weather or Not NewsDepth Go Figure Ohio Stories Art Reveals Culture World War II Remembered DELIVERY:  DELIVERY Part of WVIZ/PBS Kids daily schedule Early morning block feeds Tape duplication service A-3, School Request Channel Pre-K Services:  Pre-K Services Our PreK Services include::  Our PreK Services include: Preschool Family Events Parent and caregiver workshops A Lending Library of over 80 thematic kits and 100 books Ready to Read - a literacy program Special Summer Programming A bi-monthly KidTV on VIZ PREP newsletter Help Me Grow:  Help Me Grow 6-tiered training for caregivers and the families they serve Explores nurturing, using developmentally appropriate practices, different forms of media, social & emotional issues, health care, music and child development. Workshops:  Workshops Parents Early Childhood Professionals Collaborations Counties Served (Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula, Summit, Lorain and Cuyahoga) Slide28:  Post Secondary College Credit Telecourses:  Distance Learning Televised college courses for which credit may be earned from 5 local colleges & universities College Credit Courses Credit in Escrow - high school students banking college credit until college entrance GED - adult high school diploma Teleconferencing Live & audio-interactive productions College Credit Telecourses Thank You!:  Thank You!

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