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The North Central Council for School Television, Prairie Public, and the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund partner to offer our services at no charge to all educators in North Dakota and northwest Minnesota.
|NCCST Board of Directors Membership|
|Diann Aberle, Milnor Public Schools|
|Dr. Rick Buresh, Fargo Public Schools|
|Merlin Dahl, Finley-Sharon Public School|
|Pat Feist, Enderlin Public Schools|
|Dr. David Flowers, West Fargo Public Schools|
|Leslie Honebrink, St. Josephs School in Moorhead|
|Larry Guggisberg, Roseau Community Schools|
|Dr. Dave Looysen, Minot Public Schools|
|Dr. Larry Nybladt, Grand Forks Public Schools|
|Clarke Ranum, United Public School in De Lacs|
|Dr. Steve Swiontek, NCCST President, Devils Lake Public Schools|
|Dr. John Salwei, Bismarck Public Schools|
|Robert Toso, Jamestown Public Schools|
|Bradley Webster, Wing Public Schools|
The North Central Council for School Television (NCCST), a 44 year-old non-profit organization of schools established to provide educators with cost-effective supplemental resources for classroom curriculum and educational and literacy services including professional development opportunities, contracts with Prairie Public Broadcasting to administer its services for member schools. The Council’s membership, consisting of the chief administrator, or authorized representative, of each member school established a Board of Directors to act as the policy making body of the Council. The Board is made up of the chief administrators of all member schools exceeding 4,000 students and nine elected directors, two of which are designated as representatives from Minnesota schools.
Prairie Public essentially acts as Executive Director for the NCCST and administers its services, providing standards-based supplemental analog and digital video and a wealth of curricular Web resources for classroom teachers. In addition, the Council funds teacher effectiveness training and workshops in integration of multimedia resources for preK-12 educators and, more recently, literacy based events for member schools. The NCCST Board continues to establish policy; provide membership fees either directly through school fees or, as in North Dakota, through state funding (all North Dakota schools are members); set the budget; and work with other state agencies to promote and insure easy access to instructional resources for classroom teachers and training in their use.
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Assignment: The World has been discontinued by the producer and is no longer available for broadcast.
PBS Newshour Extra’s Daily News Story is a great alternative.