Free TV Service Aids Math, Science Teachers

The Annenberg/ CPB Television service, launched in December 1996, broadcasts Monday through Thursday during the school year. Programming -- available free via satellite and other networks to schools, districts and homes -- features the Math and Science Projectís extensive resources for teachers. 

Viewers will find courses using the projectís professional development libraries, for which teachers can earn graduate credit, as well as interactive workshops combining broadcast video, onsite activities and telecomputing. In addition, interactive forums engage teachers, administrators and parents in discussions, both verbal and online, about math and science education reform. 

To celebrate the serviceís launch, the Annenberg/ CPB Math and Science Project, in cooperation with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the Massachusetts Corp. for Educational Telecommunications (MCET), hosted an interactive, satellite-linked event at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. and the MCET studio in Cambridge. 

The project offers print broadcast schedules, guides, discussion forums and networked activities on its Web site. The Annenberg/ CPB Math and Science Project, Washington, DC, (202) 879-9600,

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/1997 issue of THE Journal.