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Vermont Public Television receives national award for Champlain Quad Project

first_imgVermont Public Television (VPT), the statewide public television network, received a My Source Education Innovation Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) recently.  VPT was honored for an extensive educational initiative related to the project Lake Champlain Voyages of Discovery: Bringing History Home and the documentary “Champlain: The Lake Between,”  part of the 2009 Champlain Quadricentennial observance.  Focusing on the history of regional Native nations as well as early French heritage, the educational component included public screenings, question-and-answer sessions with the filmmaker, Caro Thompson of Broadwing Productions, teacher training workshops, a companion website and a CD-ROM with extensive teaching materials. Elsa Gilbertson, administrator of the Chimney Point State Historic Site, led the team that generated the educational content.  She and Thompson were the primary writers.  Additional content was contributed by Judy Dow, John Fadden, Thomas Hughes and Allison Stetzel. ~The teaching materials, along with a DVD of the documentary, were distributed free to 400 middle and high school educators in the Lake Champlain Basin of Vermont and northeastern New York.  Other partners in the project included the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, the Bixby Memorial Free Library and the Vermont Department of Education.Funders of the project included the Institute for Library and Museum Services, CPB, Lake Champlain Basin Program and the Vermont Community Foundation.The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Vergennes Opera House were partners in the premiere of the film.VPT’s president, John King, accepted the award from Pat Harrison, president and CEO of CPB, in Washington, D.C., in March.  VPT will receive a $3,000 grant to further support the project.My Source awards recognize and showcase how public broadcasting stations use pioneering approaches and emerging digital technologies to serve the educational needs of their communities on air, online and in the classroom.“Stations across the country are using technology in creative and innovative ways to deliver educational tools and resources that are making a real difference to teachers, parents and children,” said Harrison.  “Public media is the definitive education partner for a new generation of learners, and CPB congratulates Vermont Public Television for its outstanding contribution to the community.”About CPBCPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 and is steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,100 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.Source: VPT. 5.5.2010# # #last_img read more

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