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About WMHT Talks Education

Our project, WMHT Talks Education was held on October 1, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 7:00pm and featured a series of TED-inspired talks, as well as theatre, videos, and experiential audience participation.  The event was filmed and will be turned into an hour long broadcast airing Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 10pm.

Our goals for the WMHT Talks Education live program include:

  • Connect the topics explored in TED Talks Education by sharing stories about successful teaching and learning in our communities
  • Highlight and celebrate the efforts of local educators, organizations, and community partnerships.  
  • Produce additional public media content to spark community dialogue and action focused on the dropout crisis and other critical educational issues.
  • Create a dynamic event, filmed in a way that makes compelling television

One other goal of WMHT Talks Education is to reach out to all 14 of the counties that WMHT serves. We plan on organizing screenings of some of WMHT Talks Education as well as set up a camera to record local successes, or “soapbox” moments. These events will be free and open to the public. We plan to upload the traveling soapbox moments on you-tube and connect them to our larger WMHT Talks Education efforts. We will continue to add resources and community-based organizations to the WMHT Talks Education website and use the soapboxes to facilitate connections in our region, sharing  assets and innovations as well as challenges that can be met by other community members. Book the “Soapbox” in your community! Please contact Jenn Baumstein (518-880-3553) to make it happen.

WMHT Talks Education is made possible by a grant received as part of a national outreach campaign launched by WNET New York Public Media and its affiliate THIRTEEN Productions LLC in order to extend public awareness, debate and community action around the important issues showcased in TED Talks Education, the first-ever TED project specifically produced for television. The outreach initiative is part of American Graduate:  Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America address the dropout crisis. We are one of 5 public television networks in the country to receive funding for this production.

This initiative is supported by:

American Graduate         Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Underwriting Provided By:

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