- What does Annenberg Learner do?
Our mission is to advance excellent teaching in American schools through the development and distribution of multimedia resources for teaching and learning. We are a division of the Annenberg Foundation, which funds a wide range of programs in education and other areas.
- How do you "advance excellent teaching"?
Annenberg Learner funds and distributes more than 100 multimedia courses and workshops to help teachers keep current on the content they teach. Professional development resources provide teachers with research on the most effective teaching strategies along with their connection to national education content standards, and examples of these principles applied in real classrooms. The video components are paired with extensive Web sites that include online texts, course and workshop guides, and extensive background information to enhance the learning experience. Using these resources, teachers can learn from experts, other teachers, and even students who reveal their unique interpretations of the content.
Teachers also can earn graduate education credit using these resources through Colorado State University for a low tuition fee. We also make the resources available at no cost to individual learners through our Web site, Learner.org. The DVDs and guides can be purchased in hard copy format through Learner.org and 1-800-LEARNER.
- How can I apply for funding?
We do not hold open solicitations for multimedia proposals. Our funding is restricted to non-profit organizations that have a track record of developing large multimedia and multi part projects in core subjects focused on an audience of educators. If your organization fits this description, and you would like to be considered for a future RFP, you can send us an email with a link to your Web site listing your work at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- How can I find a program that is no longer available?
We stream many programs on our Web site that are no longer distributed in hard copy. After the distribution rights to a series expire, they revert to the series producer. If you are looking for a particular title that you do not see on the Web site, please contact us at email@example.com and we will refer you to the correct producer.
- How are you related to other Annenberg education projects?
Annenberg Learner was known variously as the Annenberg/CPB Project, the Annenberg/CPB Math and Science Project, and Annenberg/CPB from the mid-1980s through 2003, when it was a project contracted by the Annenberg Foundation located at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. At the conclusion of that contract the Annenberg staff was incorporated into the Annenberg Foundation and operated under the name from Annenberg Media 2004 through 2010. As of January 1, 2011, our name changed to Annenberg Learner.
Over that period of 30 years, we developed educational media for colleges and K-12 schools. Many other projects that focused on educational improvement were also funded by the Annenberg Foundation during those years, including the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and the Annenberg Challenge. To learn more about those and other projects funded by the Foundation visit the Other Entities link at the Annenberg Foundation Web site.
- How can I get a print catalog and be added to your mailing list?
You can get on our catalog mailing list by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request to be added to our monthly email update list, where we announce the availability of new courses. We do not sell or share our mailing or email lists with outside companies or organizations.
- How can I contact someone who has appeared in a video?
If the person is an educator, you can check the accompanying series Web site for the name of their school or organization and contact them that way. If you cannot find an affiliation, you can try contacting the series producing agency which is listed on the information overview page for each series.