WGTE Nationally Recognized for Literacy Initiatives
On March 7, 2009, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) honored WGTE Public Media with its My Source Community Impact Award for Education. The award recognizes WGTE's innovative and committed response to the diverse educational needs of the community it serves.
Pictured here with the award is WGTE Promotions Producer Marc Hathaway. His My Source video vignettes feature WGTE's partners in literacy at the East Toledo Family Center, and spotlight WGTE Public Media's delivery of services and programs that advance learning on-air, online, at home and in the classroom.
The My Source videos are just one element of WGTE's Raising Readers Initiative. We are extremely proud to be one of the first five markets in the nation selected by CPB to use the power of public media to teach literacy skills to children ages 2 to 8.
Some of WGTE's Raising Readers projects include a partnership with the Toledo Mud Hens, as well as online professional development for early childhood educators and Super Why! camp.