Hello. Tonight I want to encourage everyone to check out the Cable Leaders in Learning Awards - currently taking applications through December 15th. This past year I was very honored to a winner of a Leaders in Learning Award in the category of Pushing the Envelope with Innovative Technology. My wife and I were guests of Cable in the Classroom in Washington DC for an amazing 3 days. We met the other winners from across the country, met senators and representatives on Captiol Hill, visited with officials from the Department of Education, worked with people from the cable industry that focus on educational projects and were honored at an award gala at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History. One of the highlights of the week was the opportunity to meet and visit with C-Span's Brian Lamb. He discussed the various topics ranging from politics, the role of the media and education - followed by a tour of the C-Span studios.
I strongly encourage you to complete an application for yourself or nominate someone for the 2007 Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards. Open to educators, administrators, community leaders, policymakers—anyone who is transforming education in or out of the classroom, Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards honor individuals whose innovative practices or policies have made a major contribution to the education of children and youth. Winners will receive $3000 and a trip to Washington, DC for the Awards Gala. Every awardee becomes a part of the Leaders in Learning community, an informative network of innovators who can stay connected and participate in an ongoing conversation about the future of education. Cable in the Classroom, the cable industry's education foundation, and cable industry partner companies, created the awards program. A panel of judges from the national education community selects the winners.
You can also listen to podcasts with each of the 2006 winners produced by Doug Levin of Cable in the Classroom. The winners last year had a wide range of experiences including amazing classroom projects, a state senator that works with students to pass legislation and an administrator who got her school up and running in Louisiana just weeks after Hurricane Katrina destroyed every building in her school district.
Direct Link to Podcast #48 - Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards - MP3 Format - 11:00 minutes
Show Notes For Podcast #48: