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        ENCOURAGING THE EDUCATORS
More than 165 educators attended the annual Science + Mathematics THINK-IN conference at the Idea Center hosted by ideastream in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and the Great Lakes Science Center. Attendees were treated to breakout sessions focusing on content and instruction and thought-provoking keynotes by David Eicher, Editor-in-Chief of Astronomy Magazine, Craig Bartlett [pictured], Producer of PBS KIDS’ Ready Jet Go! and Amy Mainzer, Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Science Curriculum Consultant for Ready Jet Go!
ideastream.org/think-in-con
CONNECTING THE CLASSROOMS
Education-related topics are often the centerpiece in national news and public affairs programs featured on ideastream stations. Through the reporting series StateImpact Ohio, ideastream broadcasted more than 200 radio reports and nearly 100 television stories in 2016-2017. Subjects included the state of education in Ohio, where it is heading and how it affects residents. One report focused on ambitious plans to turn around the struggles of a local school district. An interview with David Hardy Jr. [pictured], CEO of Lorain City Schools, included recommendations for programs to roll out to improve the district.
ideastream.org/state-impact-hardy
Northeast Ohio is rich in educational opportunities, but also faces signi cant challenges. As Ohio’s “largest classroom,” WVIZ/PBS ideastream functions with educational programming for all ages. More than 60 hours each week are dedicated to commercial-free entertainment that prepares children for school and encourages lifelong learning. The shows in the PBS KIDS line-up are favorite viewing choices for families on
the main broadcast channel and on the 24/7 streaming channel. The af liated website contains activities that embrace learning in engaging ways. During the 2016-2017 school year, ideastream provided enhanced learning opportunities to 37,797 students in 317 schools and more than 2,636 educators participated in 371 professional development workshops.
ideastream.org/education
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