CET Wins NETA Award for Mobile Learning Workshop
Cincinnati, OH – CET’s professional development course Learning for the Mobile Age has received this year’s award for Best Instructional Media for Teacher Professional Learning from the National Educational Telecommunications Association.
Learning for the Mobile Age is a five-hour professional development experience for teachers and administrators that provides information and strategies for using mobile devices in the classroom. The award was presented at the NETA Conference in late October.
“The NETA education awards are something we've always admired, and learned from, over the years. So it's very exciting to win one, especially when it's for work with teachers,” said CET Director of Educational Technology and Grants Gary Greenberg.
CET’s education, production and web teams created this professional development course about two years ago in response to the increase in mobile technology in the classroom. The course is available in three formats: a five-hour face-to-face workshop, a blending learning format with a 1.5-hour in-person meeting followed by an online class, and entirely online.
“School districts in Ohio have been working very hard to help teachers and students use mobile devices for learning. There are a lot of challenges for teachers and administrators in doing this, and Learning for the Mobile Age invites them to talk about those challenges. One of the ways it does this is by asking teachers to design a mobile learning activity to use in their school, and we've seen plans for many exciting projects come from that. When teachers see what other teachers plan to do, they get excited and encouraged to try out something new,” Greenberg said.
Support for the project was provided by the Ohio Department of Education and the Duke Energy Foundation.
This workshop is part of CET’s ongoing effort to provide professional development opportunities to teachers, educators, support staff and caregivers throughout the Greater Cincinnati region on everything from incorporating nature into the curriculum to implementing mobile technologies and games in the classroom.
To learn more about CET’s technology, health and early learning workshops – or for information on the station’s other educational efforts including multimedia curriculum kits, STEM efforts and instructional television – visit www.CETconnect.org/education.
CET is Greater Cincinnati’s leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents; 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET, the first licensed educational television station in the nation, provides multichannel broadcast and cable services, including CET Arts, the first local 24-hour arts and cultural programming channel in the country. For more information about CET, CET Arts or CET Create, visit www.CETconnect.org.
CET is a service of Public Media Connect (PMC), a regional public media partnership with ThinkTV, Dayton, serving the more than 3 million people in the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton communities.
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