Eight/KAET outreach program receives national recognition

<p>Eight/KAET’s Educational Outreach-ASSET received a My Source Education Innovation Award from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) this weekend in Washington, D.C.</p><separator></separator><p>The My Source Education Innovation Awards recognize and showcase how public broadcasting stations use pioneering approaches and emerging digital technologies to serve the educational needs of their communities on-air, online and in the classroom.</p><separator></separator><p>“Stations across the country are using technology in creative and innovative ways to deliver educational tools and resources that are making a real difference to teachers, parents and children,” said Pat Harrison, president and CEO of CPB. “Public media is the definitive education partner for a new generation of learners and CPB congratulates Eight for its outstanding contribution to the community.”</p><separator></separator><p>Eight experimented with ways to bring virtual reality into professional development for K-12 teachers. Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET collaborates with the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and Virtual Pioneers to provide virtual field trips, “real-time” workshops and other online resources, dramatically expanding how Arizona’s educators incorporate technology into the classroom.</p><separator></separator><p>The award was presented to Eight’s Associate General Manager of Education, Kim Flack, by 
Pat Harrison at the Council of Chief State School Officers/Public Media Executive Summit.</p><separator></separator><p>“While schools, districts or individual educators may not have all the resources necessary to implement a specific service,” said Flack, “ASSET always has believed strongly in setting a high standard to provide innovative learning options for all educators, no matter if they are in a rural or urban setting. Our cutting edge professional development for educators helps to provide equal access to high-quality learning.”</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p><strong>About Eight’s Educational Outreach</strong><br /> Arizona Pre K-12 students benefit from outreach programs and educator professional development distributed statewide by Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET. For more information visit, <a href="http://azpbs.org/asset">http://azpbs.org/asset</a>.</p><separator></sep… CPB</strong><br /> CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 and is steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of more than 1,100 locally-owned and -operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.</p><separator></separator><p><strong>About Eight/KAET-TV </strong><br /> Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture — utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961.&nbsp; Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems.&nbsp; With more than 1.3 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country.&nbsp; Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station’s annual budget. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.azpbs.org">www.azpbs.org</a>.</p&gt;