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Project Name:TeacherLine
Project Contact:Melinda George

PBS TeacherLine is advancing educational theory and practice by developing a new type of model for online professional and organizational learning. Going beyond "online courses," the project will embed online professional development in comprehensive local initiatives for teacher quality, student achievement of rigorous academic standards, and the school reform. Expected project outcomes include improved student achievement with a particular focus on math, reading, and language arts; improved teacher content knowledge and practice; and increased coherence of local professional development planning, particularly in Title I and high-need settings. Working with nearly 80 local stations and other organizations, the project will reach 40,000 educators per year nationwide by Year Five of the grant term, PBS looks forward to working with partners Hezel Associates, Indiana University, and Learning Point Associates to advance the field of online learning for educators and improve teaching and learning in America's classrooms.

Project Name:e-Learning for Educators Initiative
Project Contact:Lynn Meeks

e-Learning for Educators (efe) is a collaborative effort among eight state departments of education and their public broadcast station partners to provide high-quality online professional development training (OPD) that will result in improved student academic achievement.

efe's primary focus is to build state capacity to organize, plan, develop, and provide high-quality OPD courses that are state-determined needs related to the improvement of student performance. This capacity was built, beginning in year one, through the systematic training of state leadership to steer the initiative in their state, and through facilitator and course developer training provided to state-recruited efe personnel. In this second year, the initiative is set to begin randomized large-scale research trials to determine the effectiveness of OPD in improving student performance while providing additional facilitator and course developer training and online-courses for teachers. An overview of the project goals, collaboration, training, research project and early program results are presented.

Project Name:HELP: Help with English Language Proficiency
Project Contact:Marybeth Susman

Colorado's statewide public broadcasting network, Rocky Mountain PBS, the Colorado Department of Education, Responsive Research and Consultation, and Digital Directions, Inc., an educational multimedia company, have partnered to further develop and scale up delivery of an advanced, technology-based, sheltered-instruction math intervention program targeting limited English proficient (LEP) students and other students. Major components include:

Project Name:Video in Teaching and Learning (VITAL)
Project Contact:Sandy Goldberg

The Educational Broadcasting Corporation (d.b.a. Thirteen/WNET), one of the nations leading public television stations, will be working with three distinguished partner organizations to -

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