CET Expands Workshop Opportunities for Educators

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February 4, 2013

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Kellie May

CET Promotions & Communications

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CET Expands Workshop Opportunities for Educators

 

Doesn’t it always seem like our kids know technology better than we do?  That’s all well and good if you’re playing on your iPhone at home, but when you’re in front of a classroom of 25 kids, what do you do? How do you encourage those kids to use the technology in a safe and educational way? And how can you use that technology to engage children in school?

 

In addition to the wide variety of professional development workshops CET already offers for teachers, we’re excited to announce a new workshop: Learning for the Mobile Age. This workshop – which can be taken online, in-person or through a blended version of the two – is designed to help teachers and educators overcome the challenges of teaching and learning with mobile devices.

 

Learning for the Mobile Age is part of the station’s workshop series, which also includes Learning for the Digital Age, Serious Games for Serious Learning and more. In total, CET expects to serve more than 500 educators this year.

 

Dr. Gary Greenberg, Director of Educational Technology at CET, said public television is a natural provider of educational professional development because of the station’s longstanding relationship with PBS and the resources connected to educational television programming.

 

“We know from research that public television is a widely used media resource for many teachers and that’s been consistent over the years. CET, being a public television station, can access all the public television resources, including the PBS Learning Media collection, as well as professional development opportunities different stations have created,” he said. “Content is king and we have the content as well as the experience with using that content.”

 

CET offers workshops online, in schools and at the CET studios in Downtown Cincinnati. Some of the workshops are free and others cost between $75 and $125. Greenberg said that low cost is possible thanks to the generous support of donors, foundations and the state.

 

“Doing workshops and online instruction is expensive. The funding we receive helps pay for the equipment we need to conduct the workshops and the trainers who go out in the community. It also allows for the development of new content online so teachers can take the workshops at their own pace,” Greenberg said. “Without our generous supporters, the workshops we offer would be much more expensive.”

 

The agencies and foundations that make CET’s professional development opportunities for educators possible include eTech Ohio; The Ohio Valley Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Agent; and The Duke Energy Foundation.

 

For more information about the workshops CET offers to educators – and to register – visit www.CETconnect.org/education/ or contact Ricardo Ang at 513-345-6566 or by email at edtech@CETconnect.org

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About CET: 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 was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, CET Arts or CET Create, visit www.CETconnect.org.

 

CET serves viewers and residents in the following counties: Adams, Brown , Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Springfield and Warren in Ohio; Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Rush, Switzerland, Union and Wayne in Indiana; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Henry, Kenton, Owen, Mason, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Trimble in Kentucky.

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