For over 30 years, WVIA has provided Instructional Television programming to its member schools. By delivering a vast inventory of high quality curriculum-based programming, WVIA is addressing standards and learning objectives directly to our member schools through professional development, academic centered competition, and other educational resources. WVIA is uniquely positioned to provide multimedia services, and has been a leader in the use of new technology as it has evolved from film, through videotape, two-way distance learning over ISDN, to web-streaming and podcasting.
Meet Kirsten Smith
As the new Grants and Education Officer at WVIA Public Media, I would like to extend my best wishes for an exciting and positive school year. As a former teacher of 16 years, I fondly remember the energy, challenges, and inspiration of teaching and hope to bring them to life here in the Education Department at WVIA.
In the past, the E-Newsletter from the Education Department at WVIA was sent twice a year: once in spring and once in the fall. Starting this month, our E-Newsletter will now be produced monthly! Each month, resources, lesson plans, links to PBS Learning Media videos and lesson plans, as well as professional development opportunities will be shared. In addition to these many benefits applicable for any age and grade level will be announcements of contest nominees, finalists, and winners that we have throughout the year. Be sure to take a look at the winners of our contests and competitions that we have had in the past 6 months! The winners of our Great Teachers Essay Contest, PBS Kids Writers Contest, The annual Artist Celebration, Scholastic Scrimmage and the Educational Animation Festival have wrapped up and our winners have been posted. If you are not on the E-Newsletter list and wish to receive it, please call or email me. My goal going forward is to be a partner with each school district to make sure the ESP experience is both fruitful and an effective way to enliven and enrich the education of our children.
If you have any questions, please visit us at wvia.org or contact me directly at (570) 602-1121.
I truly look forward to working with you all and your faculty and students.