Teacher Community Program
Academic success can sometimes feel out of reach, especially for students in rural communities where it can be a challenge to gain access to the latest technology and resources. To help address this critical issue, PBS launched the PBS Teacher Community Program. This grassroots initiative aims to harness the unique strengths of public media and local knowledge to help teachers level the playing field for their students.
With the help of a private funder, PBS Education has awarded grants to help five stations hire Teacher Ambassadors to work in local rural communities.
The cohort of station partners include:
- Southern Oregon Public Television
- Iowa Public Television
- Idaho Public Television
- Prairie Public Broadcasting
The Teacher Ambassadors from each station will work directly with local teachers and stakeholders to overcome obstacles and create meaningful opportunities for teachers to enhance their practice. These opportunities will include helping local teachers gain access to professional development, teacher meet-ups, virtual field trips, webinars and workshops. By empowering teachers, we empower students.