Frances Ohanenye has been chosen as one of four teachers to assist Public Broadcasting Service LearningMedia in analyzing its educational programs. The Teacher Reviewers are to examine media resources and support materials before the programs are released to the wider national audience.
The call for application for the Series Teacher Reviewers was open to teachers across the nation. Four finalists were chosen, and they reside in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Texas.
Carolyn Jacobs, Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement, WGBH-TV, explained the role to Frances Ohanenye in an e-mail: “We have two tiers of reviewers and I’d like to discuss you serving as a SERIES Teacher Reviewer.”
In the e-mail that notified Frances Ohanenye she had been chosen from many applicants, Jacobs continued, “If you’re interested, please send me a couple of days/times for a phone call this week if possible. (I’ve got my fingers crossed [that you will accept]!)”
PBS LearningMedia producers will create series of educational programs that fall into two brands titled American Experience and Frontline. The four educators will study the programs closely on an ongoing basis from May to December 2018.
The essential part of the arrangement is that the reviewers are required to examine the educational programs carefully before PBS LearningMedia releases the series. The educators will capture their feedback in brief surveys, e-mails, and through phone calls.
Frances Ohanenye will work with another teacher on the Frontline series while two other teachers will review series in the American Experience brand.