Partners and Advisors
In addition to longstanding partnerships with PBS member stations and independent
producers, PBS TeacherSource works with the organizations below to bring you educationís
best resources. Additional organizations are represented in the
TeacherSource Advisory Group, the
PBS Learning Services Advisory Committee, and the
PBS Board Education Committee.
Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Dedicated to the thoughtful application of technology for learning, the Arthur Vining
Davis Foundation funds online learning adventures showcased by PBS TeacherSource.
As part of its ongoing commitment to health education, the MetLife Foundation underwrites
the Health & Fitness area of TeacherSource, including the development of key
health education curriculum.
In accordance with its objective to strengthen science education, the Toyota Foundation
funds interactive features of the PBS Scienceline professional development service.
The U.S. Department of Education
To help teachers use technology for in-depth professional development, the U.S.
Department of Education funds PBS Mathline activities that promote the professional
growth of thousands of math teachers.
Visitors who download the free Educast screensaver can get regular updates on new
educational resources from PBS and other educational organizations.
A leader in correlating educational resources to national and state content standards,
MediaSeek provides technology solutions and standards expertise to PBS TeacherSource,
allowing site visitors to search TeacherSource's extensive inventory of resources
by subject area, grade, and curricular topic, and then correlate search results
with available national and state standards.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
PBS collaborates with NCTM to develop and provide the highest quality teacher professional
development resources through PBS Mathline. In addition to working together to build
Mathlineís extensive professional development service, PBS and NCTM co-produce an
annual teleconference on hot topics in mathematics education, in conjunction with
the national NCTM meeting.
Teachers who have participated in the ThinkQuest competition share their experiences
using technology with visitors to PBS TeacherSource. In addition, visitors can explore
ThinkQuest features of exemplary online educational materials developed during the
The University of Minnesota
PBS Mathline, the University of MinnesotaDuluth, and local PBS station WDSE
team up to provide college credit opportunities for participants in the PBS Mathline
professional development experience.
PBS TeacherSource Advisory Group, 2000-2001
Brenda Bleigh works at the Title I teacher at Burnsville Elementary School in West
Virginia. Over the past five years, Brenda has written and recieved grants totaling
over $500,000, and in 1998 she was awarded the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship for
the state of West Virginia. In 1999, she was named the state award winner in Technology
& Learning magazine's annual Teacher of the Year awards program. During the
2000-2001 school year, Brenda will be acting as president of
WV TEAMS (Technology, Education and Media Specialists).
Cathy Colwell teaches physics at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Florida.
For the past three years, Cathy has worked to develop a
Web-based physics curriculum under the auspices of a U.S. Department of Education
Technology Challenge Grant. For the past two years, she has sponsored award-winning
student research teams in the University of Central Florida's Internet Science and
Technology Fair. In 1999, Cathy was honored as a state award winner in Technology
& Learning's Teacher of the Year award program.
Steve Crandall teaches math at Inverness Middle School in Inverness, Florida. He
has received the Inaugural Award for Excellence in K-12 Teaching from the Florida
Entomological Society and has been recognized by the Entomological Society of America
for his innovative science instruction. Steve is currently working towards National
Board Certification, and was honored last spring with the Florida Presidential Award
for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. Steve has also been recognized as one of
18 national semifinalists in the NCTM State Farm "Good Neighbor" award competition.
For the past five years, Steve has served as a national listserv moderator for the
PBS Mathline professional development service.
Sara Goldhawk is the Senior Project Associate for the Arts Education Partnership,
a private, nonprofit coalition of education, arts, business, philanthropic and government
organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of arts education
in enabling all students to succeed in school, life and work. It was formed in 1995
through a cooperative agreement between the National Endowment for the Arts, the
U.S. Department of Education, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and CCSSO.
Michael Hutchison teaches social studies at Lincoln High School in Vincennes, Indiana,
and at Vincennes University. In 1996, Michael was named a national winner of the
21st Century Teacher competition, recognition which was repeated in 1997. In 1998,
Compaq named Michael a first-place prizewinner in its Teacher Lesson Plan contest,
and in 1999 Michael was named the Midwest regional winner in Technology & Learning
magazine's Teacher of the Year program. In addition, Michael hosts a weekly social
studies forum for Tapped In, works as a staff
member for ED Oasis, and serves as a faculty member of Connected University.
Cheryl Lemke is an education technology researcher and speaker. Until last year,
she worked at the Milken Exchange on Educational
Technology; now she runs the Metiri
Group, an independent consulting firm that works with school districts
and other organizations to evaluate the impact of computers in the classroom.
Cara Lockett works with the National PTA as a regional director for Alaska, Hawaii,
Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. Cara led the team that developed
the PTA parent involvement training program, "Building Successful Partnerships."
She has participated in the U.S. Department of Education's Improving America's Schools
conference and served as the president of the Washington state PTA from 1993 to
Brigitte Magar is the Director of Online Education at
Thirteen/WNET, the PBS station based in New York City, where she oversees
the production of classroom curricular materials, online courses, and inservice
training opportunities for K-12 teachers. Prior to her work at Thirteen, Brigitte
worked at the Center for Technology and School Change; taught at Teachers College,
Columbia University; and produced the PBS children's program "Storytime" at KCET,
Shannon McCoy teaches second grade in Jenks, Oklahoma. Her other professional experiences
include work as a site technology coordinator in the Jenks school system, an Aurora
Peer Facilitator (a technology innovation grant in its fourth year), a member of
the NETS writing team, a Web master, and a lead technology trainer. Shannon's second
graders work collaboratively with another second grade class in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.
In 1997, Shannon's colleagues selecter as as Jenks Teacher of the Year, and last
year she was selected as the South Regional Winner in Technology & Learning
magazine's Teacher of the Year program.
Florence McGinn, an English teacher and Pilot Programs Developer at Hunterdon Central
Regional High School in New Jersey, was honored as Technology and Learning magazine's
1998 National Teacher of the Year and Princeton University's 1998 Distinguished
Secondary School Educator. She currently serves as a U.S. Commissioner on the Congressional
Commission for Web-based
Education and has been the recipient of grant funding from AT&T, Lucent
Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, Libery Science Center, and the Hunterdon Foundation.
She has presented widely as keynote, moderator, or guest panelist at events such
as Conference 2000 at the invitation of Singapore's Ministry of Education, at NECC,
TechSpo, and SchoolTech, for the US Dept. of Education, for the NJ Dept. of Education,
for the NJ State School Board, in Beijing, China, and for groups including AT&T,
NJASA, PBS, and IBM.
Pat Miller is the Vice President of Programming, Promotion, and Education at KNPB/Channel 5, the PBS station in Reno, Nevada.
Pat has 20 years' experience as a classroom teacher of English, journalism, and
humanities courses at the high school, community college, and university levels
in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nevada, and Arizona. She has also served as Executive
Director of the Youth Evaluation and Treatment Centers and ASSET, Arizona School
Services Through Educational Technology. Pat's prior experience in public television
includes work at WVIA, Pittson, Pennsylvania; KAET, Phoenix, Arizona; KUAT, Tucson,
Arizona; and KQED, San Francisco, California.
Pete Neal is the Director of Education at the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a prive non-profit corporation created
by Congress to receive and distribute the federal appropriation for public broadcasters.
Before becoming Director of Education, Pete worked with the Annenberg Project at
CPB as the Senior Program Officer, and with the Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development making video-based professional development programs. Pete
has taught at the K-12 level in the U.S. and abroad; at the university level (both
in-class and at a distance); and in 1999 he was selected as the Visiting Fulbright
Scholar at the University of Malaysia.
Betsy Norris teaches sixth grade English in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Betsy has taught
at every level K-9 and as an adult educator in GED preparation and computer training.
Currently Betsy chairs her school's technology committee, serves on the local community
technology committee, co-authors the school Web page, and sponsors the school's
computer club. In 1999, Betsy was named the state award winner in Technology &
Learning magazine's Teacher of the Year award program, and her school won the National
Business Week Award for Instructional Innovation.
Shayne Russell is the Educational Media Specialist at Mount Laurel Hartford School,
an upper elementary school in Mount Laurel, NJ serving 5th and 6th graders. Shayne
is an American Association of School Librarians' KidsConnect volunteer, which involves
helping students with research questions via the internet and e-mail, and a member
of the AASL ICONnect Task Force. She has also served on the Board of Trustees of
the Educational Media Association of New Jersey as the organization's webmaster.
In October 1997, Shayne received the EMAnj/Follett Outstanding Media Specialist
Award for the state of New Jersey, and in 1999 she was awarded an ICPrize for Collaboration
Judy Terando is a health and physical education teacher at LaSalle-Peru High School
in Peru, Illinois. Terando has been teaching for more than 34 years, and received
both her B.A. and M.A. from Illinois State University. She is also the coordinator
of a group called "Safe Homes" which is devoted alcohol and drug prevention. In
this capacity, she publishes a newsletter at least 4 times a year and keeps in touch
with local law enforcement.
PBS Learning Services Advisory
Gordon Ambach, Executive Director, The Council of Chief State School Officers
Tom Axtell, General Manager, KLVX
John H. Barcroft, Vice President and Treasurer, The Carnegie Foundation for
the Advancement of Teaching
Constance M. Carroll, President, San Diego Mesa College
Constantin Curris, President, American Association of State Colleges and
Homer Dyess, Education Services Director, Louisiana Educational TV Authority
Virginia Fox, Executive Director, Kentucky Educational Television Network
Steve Hess, Executive Director of Utah Educational Network, KUED
Linda Hodge, Vice President for Programs, National Parent Teacher Association
Paul Houston, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators
Hector Ibarra, Science Teacher, West Branch Middle School
Mary Ann Jackson, Chair, National Council of State Directors of Adult Education
Ken Nelson, Executive Director, National Education Goals Panel
Rachel Newman Turner, Teacher, Baltimore School for the Arts
Cheryl Williams, Director of Technology Programs, National School Board Association
John B. Williams III, Vice President, Spencer Foundation
B.J. Yentzer, Director, Center for Education Technology, National Education
Mark Gorelczenko, Vice President, Center for Education Initiatives, American
Telecommunications Group (ex-officio)
Peggy O'Brien, Vice President for Education, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
John Kasdan, Executive Director, Public Television Outreach Alliance (ex-officio)
Marcia Knutson, Education Appropriations Lobbyist, Association of America's
Public Television Stations (ex-officio)
PBS Board: Education Committee
Dean Catharine R. Stimpson, Graduate School of the Arts & Science, New
Dean Rex D. Adams, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Louise Henry Bryson
Wilbert J. LeMelle, President, Phelps-Stokes Fund
Robert H. Michel, Esq., Hogan & Hartson
George L. Miles, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, WQED
Rita Ray, Executive Director, West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Fred DeMarco, Executive Vice President, Media, Corporation for Public Broadcasting