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     John Chambers, Director
     Catherine Chee, Intern
Caitlin Stallworth,

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     PBS SoCal
     Denise Blumenthal, WGBH
     Tonya Crum, KET  
Marion French, WXXI
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     Western Reserve PBS
     Cindy Kirk, APT
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  Every education services manager, every instructional media
  professional at every NETA member station has a seat on the
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  Besides meeting at national conferences, the Council also convenes
  periodic teleconference calls to discuss topics of system-wide importance
  Professional Development: Info exchange


  with Nashville Public Television's
  NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS project team

  Get the deck, listen to the presentation
  in the NETA Archive
GED Test Readiness:  The GED test is changing - it's an entirely new test in 2014. Public television plays an important role in this area of education services, and KET leads 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. Every station will be able to offer PBS LearningMedia, a free digital education service for local districts and schools. Combining content from the PBS Digital Learning Library, WGBH Teacher’s Domain, and a wealth of local station and producer content partners, PBS LearningMedia will provide thousands of rich, interactive, purpose-built digital learning objects for teachers and students. The new platform will build on public media strengths, giving stations a unique, local education service with classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted, and multi-platform content that educators and schools in your community need and want.
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 Webinar:
Immigration + Your Community


 This Webinar occurred on April 10.
 Get the slide deck / listen to the presentation: 
NETA Webinar Archive

Chances are good that your city has a fair number of immigrants and refugees.
  Nashville Public Television staff talk about their challenges, successes and lessons
  learned working with native and immigrant/refugee populations, partner organizations
  and funders as part of their ongoing NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS Project.
  Hear what they’ve learned about community engagement, the needs of the immigrant
  /refugee communities, their partners’ priorities and the response in the community
  as a whole.

- Kevin Crane, vice president, content & technology
  - Will Pedigo, producer
  - Shawn Anfinson, Storytellers project coordinator
  Webinar Producer

  - Jo Ann Scalf, Nashville Public Television

  Take full advantage of your station's NETA membership:
Email John Chambers to participate in this free webinar.

          Kevin Crane, Will Pediopgo & Soraya Salam


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   NETA Education Center Webinar:

Thursday December 5 at 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT
It's the annual shopping guide to the best new apps and devices
 this holiday season.  Want advice before you hand over your credit card?
 Wish you had the insider's view? 
 Gather 'round for NETA's 5th annual
Holiday Tech Revue with our
 Santa-approved guides from the Utah Education Network.

  - Laura Hunter and Tim Stack, UEN


   Email John Chambers to take part in this free webinar,
   a NETA member benefit.


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NETA Education Center Council Representatives

STATE Station Name
AK KUAC Keith Martin
AL Alabama Public Television Cindy Kirk
AR AETN Bryan Fields
CA KLCS Jorge Briseño
CA PBS SoCal Jaime Annunzio Myers
DC WETA Noel Gunther
FL WDSC Andy Chalanick
FL WEFS Philip Wallace
FL WFSU Kim Kelling-Engstrom
FL WUSF Patrick Morris
FL WLRN Bernadette Siy
FL WSRE Jill Hubbs
FL WUCF Lynn Sand
FL WXEL Samantha Conde
GA WPBA Bernice McLean
ID Idaho Kris Freeland
IL WEIU Ke'an Armstrong
IN WNIT Steve Funk
IN Lakeshore Public Media vacant
IA Iowa PTV Terry Rinehart
KY WKYU James Morgese
KY Kentucky Network Nancy Carpenter
LA WLAE Ron Yager
LA LPB Ellen Wydra
LA WYES Monica Turner
MA WGBH Denise Blumenthal
MA WGBY Bess Kapetanis
MD MPT Betsy Peisach
MI WGVU Michael Walenta
MI WKAR Susi Elkins
MN KSMQ [vacant]
MN TPT Kathleen O'Donnell
MO NineNetwork (KETC) Amy Shaw
MO KMOS vacant
MO KCPT Gary Brock
MO Ozarks Public Television Rachel Knight
MS Mississippi Public Broadcasting Nikki McCelleis
MT MontanaPBS Chris Seifert
NC UNC-TV Diane Lucas
NC WTVI Beverly Dorn-Steele
ND Prairie Public Broadcasting Beverly Pearson
NE Nebraska ETV Gary Targoff
NH New Hampshire PTV Susan Adams
NJ NJTV Jon Rubin
NM  KENW Jenifer Baca
NM  KNME Laurel Wyckoff
NM  KRWG Fred Martino
NV VegasPBS Lee Solonche
NY Mountain Lake PBS Jane Owens
NY WXXI Marion French
NY Thirteen/ & WLIW Jon Rubin
NY WPBS Lynn Brown
NY WMHT Katherine Jetter
OH Western Reserve Public Media Jeff Good
OH WOSU Marcelita Haskins
OH WOUB Mark Brewer
OH CET Connect Gloria Skurski
OK KRSC Jennifer Sterling
OK OETA Dan Schiedel
OR OPB Carol Hickman
PA WLVT Alyissa Gallagher
PA WPSU Cece Merkel
PA WQLN Loretta Tech
RI Rhode Island PBS Kathryn Larsen
SC South Carolina ETV Bobbi Kennedy
SD  South Dakota Public Broadcasting Steve Rokusek
Reggie Brown / Cindy Putnam
TN East Tennessee PBS Shayne Rhyne
TN WKNO Russ Abernathy
TN WLJT Sue Lasky
TN Nashville Public Television Jo Ann Scalf
TX KAMU Sharon Colson
TX KEDT Don Dunlap
TX KLRU Mary Alice Appleman
TX KERA Danny Henley
TX KMBH Robert Gutierrez
TX KNCT Max Rudolph
TX Basin PBS Molly Murphy
TX KTTZ Michelle Dillard
TX Houston Public Media Ann Crider
UT KBYU Diena Simmons
UT KUED Elise Peterson
UT KUEN Laura Hunter
VA Blue Ridge PBS James Baum
VA WHRO Brian Callahan
VA WVPT David Mullins
VA WCVE John Felton
VA WNVT Fred Thomas
VI WTJX Tanya-Marie Singh
VT Vermont Public Television Chuck Pizer
WA KSPS Diana Taylor
WI Milwaukee Public Television [vacant]
WI Wisconsin ECB Marta Bechtol (chair)
WV West Virginia
Public Broadcasting
Debbie Oleksa
WY Wyoming PBS Ruby Calvert
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