Public broadcasting in Ohio touches the lives of residents daily in their homes, schools and communities. The state’s 12 public television and 37 public radio stations play a vital role in Ohio education through their services for teachers and classrooms, parents and caregivers. In partnership with schools in the state and nationwide, public broadcasting continues to pioneer technology to build the classrooms of tomorrow, today. Among other programs, projects and services, public broadcasting in Ohio:
- Produces Down and Dirty Science, which consists of six science student video-on-demand modules for at-risk students in grades 6-9 and includes six teacher self-study video support modules with links to instructional resources and assessment strategies.
- Helped create the Instructional Technology Integration Partnership of Ohio, which provides standardized professional development focusing on instructional technology integration for Ohio’s educators.
- Produces numerous local, regional and state programs including:
- Performing Arts Digital Future,a partnership with experts from Cincinnati’s UC College Conservatory of Music, Opera America and the Cincinnati Opera.
- Masters of Gravity,an educational package based on the All American Soap Box Derby and targeted to students in grades 5 and 6.
- Family Health, a nationally distributed radio series on common health issues.
- Participates in the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen initiative, which focuses on reducing the high school dropout rate through national and local content, classroom resources and community partnerships. CET hosted a town hall as a forum for teachers to discuss challenges and possible solutions to the crisis.
- Offers students a unique teaching and learning environment through employment, internships and volunteerism at radio and TV stations.
- Participates in Ready To Learn, an innovative public media initiative that improves the math and literacy skills of our nation’s youngest citizens, ages 2–8 years, especially those from low-income backgrounds.
- Provides educational resources including professional development sessions, online courses for training teachers, interactive distance learning classes and educational opportunities for early childhood educators through Ideastream, a nonprofit organization that applies the power of media for education, culture and citizenship. The program serves nearly 500,000 northeast Ohio schoolchildren and 34,000 educators in more than 275 schools and districts.
- Pools resources with universities to broadcast specialized educational content and events to radio audiences, allowing alternative ways to access university content.