Grantee Profile

Twin Cities Public Television

Grants to Twin Cities Public Television

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — Twin Cities Public Television (TCPT) soon will release a one-hour PBS documentary that chronicles how young people are mobilizing Internet-based, online networks for civic participation, using online games as problem-solving spaces, remixing pop culture and media, and gaining deeper reading and writing skills. To supplement the documentary, TCPT will use this grant to produce some ten short profiles of young people who are using digital tools to pursue their interests, connect with expertise, solve problems, and make a change in the world, and feature and promote those stories on Edutopia, a website that spotlights evidence-based strategies that improve student learning and engagement.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — Twin Cities Public Television is a Minneapolis/St. Paul-area PBS affiliate. National Productions, its documentary-producing division, creates educational programming for broadcast to a nationwide network of 350 PBS stations. It will use this grant to produce a one-hour documentary designed to reduce the digital divide between parents and young people. This project also will increase young people's learning in and out of school, improve their civic and cultural participation skills, address parents' and educators' misconceptions, and increase parents support for digital media and learning.

  • $195,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA — To support a documentary program that explores how digital technology is changing the way young people learn.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Twin Cities Public Television $495,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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