2013 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
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.
2011 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
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.
2010 • 1 year • Digital Media & Learning
To support a documentary program that explores how digital technology is changing the way young people learn.
2001 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
To support activities associated with the Television Race Initiative.
2000 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
To support outreach activities associated with the Television Race Initiative.
1998 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
To design and implement a model outreach effort as part of the Television Race Initiative.
1993 • 1 year • Journalism & Media
To support a workshop on ways in which public television stations can serve their local communities.
1991 • 1 year
To support a joint venture with the "St. Paul Pioneer Press" and other nonprofit groups to sponsor televised town meetings and associated participatory education projects.