I have produced media for nearly twenty
years, with the bulk of my work focusing on educational media
and projects for social service agencies.
Presently, I am working on an interactive
Internet radio program, Van Go Radio, which uses
radio drama to spark discussion among 5th and 6th graders
in classrooms and after-school programs across the country.
The conversation focuses on social and ethical conflicts preteens
face and ways to resolve them. To learn more about Van
Go Radio visit www.vangoradio.org.
I recently produced and co-wrote It’s
Elementary: Total Immersion in a Boston Public School,
an introduction to an innovative teacher-training program
on the Apple Learning Exchange website at http://ali.apple.com/ali_sites/ali/xp.php.
As series producer for the Harvard-Smithsonian
Center for Astrophysics, I worked with educators and scientists
to create seven, eight-hour television workshop series with
accompanying curricula and websites for the Annenberg/CPB
satellite network. You may view some of the following work
Looking at Learning…Again, Part 1, Looking at Learning…Again,
Part 2, Mathematics: What’s the Big Idea?, The Next
Move, Science in Focus: Energy, Science in Focus: Force and
Motion, Science in Focus: Shedding Light on Science.
During my eight-year tenure as staff producer
for the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications
(MCET), I worked closely with educators to create hundreds
of national satellite television programs with accompanying
curriculum guides for K-12 students, as well as professional
development series for teachers.
Earlier in my career I worked for the City
of Boston, Commission on the Affairs of the Elderly,
producing cable television programs covering a myriad of topics
of interest to Boston's diverse senior population. These programs
included Elder Times, a monthly magazine-format program,
and Closing the Gap, a series of conversations between
elders and teens. I also wrote a monthly column for the Boston-based
newspaper, Boston Seniority.
Over the years I have had the opportunity
to collaborate on interesting projects with many social services
agencies, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions,
including, Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum, Dana
Farber Cancer Research Institute, Facing History and Ourselves,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Preservation
Society, the New England Aquarium, Northeastern University
Center for Sport and Society, Lesley University Graduate School
of Education, City of Boston Transportation Department, The
Villers Foundation, Tax Equity Alliance for Massachusetts,
and Union Neighborhood Assistance Corporation.
My work has garnered recognition from several
educational groups and video festivals including: Houston
WorldFest (bronze), TIME/NASBE Outstanding Contributions for
Voter Education, TeleCon Awards for Best Distance Learning
Program K-12 (second and third place), Learning by Satellite
Award, Outstanding Contribution to Distance Learning,
and Hometown USA.