CPBN Helps to Build Brighter Futures
Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) is creating what will be one of the most monumental explorations in its 49 years, The Learning Lab. The Learning Lab will be a digital training center for all ages to embrace. It is designed to build on an individual’s interest in technology to provide the skills, knowledge and capabilities for workforce and post-secondary success. Starting August 2012, CPBN will construct a 20,000 square foot training center for The Learning Lab. In the meantime, CPBN has started piloting programs, like Media is Magic, for The Learning Lab once it opens.
Media is Magic is an interdisciplinary program that teams students up to work together to produce news segments that compliment a specific academic curriculum. The goal is to expand students’ knowledge on a wide range of topics under core academia, develop technical skills and increase their civic literacy. CPBN is also working to provide free access to PBS KIDS mobile learning apps that support early math and literacy.
As the state’s only locally owned media organization producing TV, radio, print and Internet, CPBN is dedicated to serving their diverse communities with a mix of educational, news, public affairs, children's and entertainment programming and services. Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) reaches the entire state of 550,000 television viewers. CPTV's programming department also has produced numerous documentaries about Connecticut's history and culture, as well as concert specials and informational/ lifestyle programs. For example, All Things Connecticut is a local program that covers anything from making a difference to exploring a local museum.
CPBN also retains Centers for Excellence, which includes the Center for Arts & Culture, the Center for Children & Learning, and the Center for Civic Engagement. The Network’s Centers showcase the best in national and local programming, bringing together content across television, radio, online and on demand in order to provide Connecticut residents their news, educational programming and entertainment programming.
To learn more about Connecticut Public Broadcasting, visit their website.
Get a taste of CPBN and view an episode of All Things Connecticut here: