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  Chair:   Jon Rubin,                 
  Vice Chair: Tonya Crum, KET 
  Members at Large:
Jamie Annunzio Myers,
     PBS SoCal
     Tonya Crum, KET 
     Curtis Calvin, OETA 
Marion French, WXXI
     Jeff Good,
     Western Reserve PBS
     Cindy Kirk, APT
     Denita Malvern, KERA
     JoAnn Scalf, NPT 
Past Chair
Marta Bechtol, Wisconsin ECB  
Education Representatives 
     NETA Member list (link)
    Council of Chief State
    School Officers
    International Society for
    Technology in Education
    Media Literacy Clearinghouse
    National Association for
    Media Literacy Education
    National Media Market
    National School Boards
    Association (NSBA)
  Every education services manager, every instructional media
  professional at every NETA member station has a seat on the
  Education Council.  (See list
  Besides meeting at national conferences, the Council also convenes
  periodic teleconference calls to discuss topics of system-wide importance
  Professional Development: Info exchange


Building on January's webinar Evaluation 101, Evaluation 201
took a deeper dive into the topic, focusing on determining what you want to know about your topic, and then how to develop surveys and strategies for focus groups that can garner the exact information you need to prove success.

Presenters: Charles Gasper, Director of Evaluation
                  Nine Network for Public Media, St. Louis
                  Michelle Kosmicki, Research Manager
                  Nebraska Educational Telecommunications

Go to the NETA Archive for
                 *  Evaluation 201 webinar:
                 *  Evaluation 101 webinar: [Link]

GED Test Readiness:  The GED became an entirely new test in 2014. Public television plays an important role in this area of education services, and KET led the way:  [More]

NSDL Math Pathway Project
NETA sits on Advisory Committee at request of MPT for the 3-year project
to establish and operate an elementary math path for the National Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Digital Library (NSDL). The primary target is elementary classroom teachers and will involve creating online digital content and establishment of a resource and research website.

PBS LearningMedia
NETA served on a project Strategic Planning Committee to create a single 
(flexible, tiered, locally-focused) model which will enable public broadcasters to deliver a set of 21st-century learning services from a shared digital media repository.
eLearning for Educators
NETA participates with APTV, NHPTV, WVPB, WLVT, MPB, KET,
KETC,  UNC-TV, MPT, and WHYY in five-year grant developing online
teacher professional development courses.  NETA serves on the advisory
board and delivers professional learning at annual Academy  (Link)
PBCore Resource Group 
NETA serves on voluntary advisory group to promote and maintain the
development of pubcasting’s metadata dictionary.  PBCore is designed
to provide for  television, radio and Web activities, a standard way of
describing and using data, allowing content to be more easily retrieved
and shared among colleagues, software systems, institutions, community and production partners, private citizens, and educators.
Such a standard is pivotal to applying the real power of digital technology
to meet the mission of public broadcasting. (link)

National Association for  Media Literacy Education (NAMLE)
NETA participated in a focus group with national and local education leaders to establish a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education for release at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.  Videos, lesson plans, and curriculum materials are found at

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NETA Education Center Council Representatives

KUAC Keith Martin
Alabama Public Television Cindy Kirk, at-large
AETN Bryan Fields
KLCS Jorge Briseño
PBS SoCal Jamie Annunzio-Myers, at-large
WETA Noel Gunther
WDSC Andy Chalanick
WEDU Gail Taylor
WEFS Phil Wallace
WFSU Kim Kelling Engstrom
WGCU Paula Sklodowski
WLRN Adrienne Kennedy
WSRE Jill Hubbs
WUCF Catherine Hiles
WUSF Beth Baker
WXEL Samantha Conde
WPBA John Weatherly
Idaho Public Television Kris Freeland
Iowa Public Television Terry Reinhart
WEIU Ke'an Armstrong
Lakeshore Public Media vacant
WNIT Steve Funk
Nancy Carpenter
Tonya Crum, vice chair
WKYU vacant
LPB Ellen Wydra
WLAE vacant
WYES Monica Turner
WGBH Denise Blumenthal
WGBY Vanessa Pabon
Maryland Public Television Betsy Peisach
WGVU Steve Chappell
WKAR Susie Elkins
KSMQ vacant
Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) Kristen Pederson
KCPT Gary Brock
KETC / Nine Network Amy Shaw
KMOS Mary Clevenger
Ozarks Public Television Rachel Knight
Mississippi Public Broadcasting Maggie Stevenson
MontanaPBS Chris Seifert
UNC-TV Cathy Dobbins 
Prairie Public Broadcasting Bev Pearson
Nebraska Television Gary Targoff
New Hampshire PTV Susan Adams 
KENW Jenifer Baca
New Mexico PBS Laurel Wyckoff
KRWG Fred Martino
Vegas PBS Lee Solonche
Mountain Lake PBS Jane Owens
Thirteen/WNET/NJ TV Jon Rubin, chair
WMHT Katherine Jetter
WPBS Lynn Brown
WXXI Marion French, at-large
CET Connect Jason Dennison
Think TV Gloria Skurski
Western Reserve Public Media Jeff Good, at-large
WOSU Marcelita Haskins
WOUB Mark Brewer
RSU Public Television Jennifer Sterling
OETA Curtis Calvin, at-large
OPB Jennifer McCormick
WLVT Alyissa Gallagher
Penn State Public Broadcasting Cece Merkel
WQLN Kathy Carducci
Rhode Island PBS Kathryn Larsen
South Carolina ETV Dean Byrd
South Dakota Public Broadcasting Steve Rokusek
Nashville Public Television JoAnn Scalf, at-large
WCTE vacant
East Tennessee PBS Vickie Lawson
WKNO Russ Abernathy
WLJT-DT Sabrina Bates
HoustonPBS Ann Crider
KAMU Sharon Colson
KEDT Don Dunlap
KERA Denita Malvern, at-large
KLRU Mary Alice Appleman
KNCT Max Rudolph
Basin PBS Alyson Trevino
KTTZ Michelle Dillard
KBYU Diena Simmons
KUED Elise Peterson
UEN /KUEN Laura Hunter
Blue Ridge PBS James Baum
WCVE / Ideastations
John Felton
Katherine Godin
WHRO Brian Callahan 
WTJX Tanya-Marie Singh
WVPT David Mullins
Vermont PBS Chuck Pizer
KSPS Gary Stokes
Milwaukee Public Television Julie Hill Lehr
Wisconsin Public Television Kathy Bissen
Wisconsin ECB Marta Bechtol, past chair
West Virginia PBS Debbie Oleksa
Wyoming PBS (KCWC) Penny Hotovec

Please advise Darlene Amick of any changes:
Thank you.

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