Powered by Dark Sky
°
___
______
  • Low Temp. ___°
  • High Temp. ___°
___
______
July 18th 2024, Thursday
°
   ___
  • TEMPERATURE
    ° | °
  • HUMIDITY
    %
  • WIND
    MPH
  • CLOUDINESS
    %
  • SUNRISE
  • SUNSET
  • FRI 19
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • SAT 20
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • SUN 21
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • MON 22
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • TUE 23
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
  • WED 24
    ° | °
    Cloudiness
    %
    Humidity
    %
SUBSCRIBE TODAY: Save 40% OFF the newsstand price PLUS get online access FREE!

WXXI names Williamson Teacher PBS Teacher Innovation Award Recipient

by WayneTimes.com
June 18, 2011

The WXXI Educational Outreach Center is proud to announce that Williamson High School science teacher Brendan Noon has won a PBS Teacher Innovation Award. Noon was one of 12 educators across the country who was recognized for his creative and inventive use of public media to engage students and improve learning.

PBS invited educators across the U.S. to show how they innovate and engage students with PBS resources. Noon’s winning entry shared how his physics students built pumpkin launchers to study 2-dimentional projectile motion. Noon’s students accessed his multimedia website, www.ScienceWithMrNoon.com, along with a variety of WXXI and PBS resources, including two NOVA programs, Medieval Siege and Galilieo Battle for the Heavens, to help in building their creations. Students also learned about projectile motion from a computer simulated lab activity found on WXXI’s Video In Teaching & Learning (VITAL)/ Teacher’s Domain. The public media and video on-demand service provided by WXXI and other New York State public broadcasting stations is just one of many free resources WXXI’s Educational Outreach Center offers to schools and educators.

A major upgrade to the VITAL/Teachers’ Domain system is planned in the coming months, which will increase available resources to teachers. Additionally, WXXI and PBS provide broadcast and on-demand media programs such as NOVA with educational rights that make them readily available to use in the classroom. WXXI also provides training events for teachers on how to use media in the classroom. Educational Outreach Center staff often present or exhibit at statewide conferences or provide training through local teacher professional associations. For more information about educational resources: http://WXXI.org/education.

Sponsored by The Henry Ford and SMART Technologies, the second annual PBS Teacher Innovation Awards granted first place spots to 12 educators, one from each of twelve subject and grade-level groupings. Twenty-eight educators were selected as second place winners.

“Early in my career I was introduced to an Integrated Science program developed by the University of Alabama and adopted by a large number of schools statewide. It incorporated video presentations with hands-on inquiry allowing students to participate in a diverse range of activities,” said Noon. “It is my endeavor to create my own online version of this program on my website, www.ScienceWithMrNoon.com, with PBS resources and additional interactive laboratory simulations and self-grading computer based learning modules that better prepare students for the New York State Regents examinations.”

As first place award winner, Noon will receive a unique week-long “Innovation Immersion Experience” at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., from July 31 to Aug. 5, 2011, a SMART Slate wireless slate, free enrollment in a PBS TeacherLine online professional development course, and a tote bag of PBS educational resources.

A gallery of the winning entries, including Noon’s, is featured on the PBS Teachers website at www.PBS.org/teachers/innovators/.

PBS Teachers is the Web portal to PBS’ preK-12 educational services and its searchable library of more than 9,000 free local and national standards-based instructional resources, including on-demand video and interactive games.

Local Weather

Recent Obituaries

DeWispelaere, William George

WOLCOTT:William G. DeWispelaere, 75, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2024, at the Wayne County Nursing Home. Friends and family are invited to attend calling hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 5925 New Hartford St., Wolcott, on Saturday, July 20, 2024, from 11:00AM to 1:00 PM.  Funeral service with full military honors will be held […]

Read More
Torres, Ana Laura

NEWARK: Ana Laura Torres-Ruiz, a beloved soul, was born in Rincón, Puerto Rico, in the barrio of Calvache. Her journey began on April 16, 1939. On July 10, 2024, in Newark, NY, Ana Laura peacefully passed away surrounded by her loved ones. Cosme Torres-Ortiz, her devoted husband of 67 years, stood by her side through […]

Read More
© 2019 Times of Wayne County | Portions are © 2019 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
twitter-squarefacebook-square