The below is a press release we received today.
WPBT2, South Florida’s premier public television station, is celebrating its latest partnership between KidVision VPK and BECON TV (Broward Education Communications Network) a network dedicated to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning within South Florida.
WPBT2 KidVision VPK is a free online program that stimulates learning through virtual field trips around the community. The virtual field trips add dimension to the curriculum and make learning interesting, relevant and fun. This innovative online resource is available for teachers and parents, on demand, via the Internet. Our field trip catalog includes ventures to a fire station, an animal shelter, a recycling center, and Biscayne National Park among others. Standard-based lesson plans, student assessment forms, and take home work that promotes literacy, communication and language accompany each field trip experience. Student involvement in learning the standards becomes multi-dimensional, as students watch field trips and then do hands-on activities. On the website, teachers and parents learn to teach the standards. BECON TV and KidVision VPK are a perfect fit for upgrading education through the use of technology.
BECON –TV Distance Learning Outreach will provide teachers a closer look at KidVisionVPK.org on September 15, 2009, at 2:15 pm, through a videoconference. BECON TV’s videoconferences allow multiple locations to simultaneously interact in ‘real time’ about quality education programs. KidVision VPK is excited about the educational possibilities we offer to teachers, parents and students and is thrilled and honored to present the program on BECON TV. Visit http://www.browardschools.com/stream/kid_vision.htm to watch the live videoconference stream and learn about KidVisionVPK.org
KidVision VPK has been inspiring thousands of teachers and touching the lives of thousands of children around Florida. Dr. Phyllis Schiffer-Simon, BECON-TV’s General Manager says, “Now in a joint effort with KidVision VPK we will be able to provide and promote educational opportunities for all children to enhance their personal achievement and life-long learning.” Everyday our KidVision VPK family expands and evolves. Based on teacher involvement and registered users, KidVision VPK is touching more than 30,000 children around Florida. “Our goal is to bring KidVision VPK to every pre-school in the State to ensure high quality education to all the 140,000 four-year old currently in Florida,” says Penny Bernath, KidVision VPK’s Content Producer. “This alliance with BECON TV ensures to open doors and reaches the cornerstone of Broward County educators”
Watch. Learn, Play and Integrate the Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) Education Standards on www.KidVisionVPK.org