Sometimes children have a hard time talking to adults about tough issues like bullying. But they can open up to puppets! Don’t miss this adorable story about a program at Teaneck’s Bryant Elementary School where the kids see a show called “Helping Drew.” Watch this story on Sunday March 9 on NJTV. You can also see how eighth graders in Middlesex get a sneak peak at career options, students in Hamilton Township build guitars, and how reading programs have changed over the past two decades.
When & where to watch
Classroom Close-up, NJ is a half-hour television program that features innovative projects in New Jersey public schools. The Emmy winning show is in its 20th season and airs on NJTV every Sunday at 7:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 11:30 p.m.; and Saturdays at 5:30 a.m. The show is sponsored by PSE&G. Where to watch.
Student TV Awards
TV Student Television Awards for Excellence recognizes high school students for their achievements in television. The deadline for submitting videos for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of NATAS is March 5. For more information go to NATAS Student Program. Send school contact information to Tara Faccenda: email@example.com.
The show tapes 20 original shows to air each year. For full details about which schools will be featured, and to view a photo gallery, visit the 2013-2014 Show Schedule.
Celebrating 20 years
According to nj.com, Classroom Close-up, NJ is must-see viewing for anyone who cares about education. Learn about the legacy of the show that has successfully been on the air for 20 years. The article is located on pages 3 – 5 of this publication.
Steve Adubato’s One-on-One replays portions of segments of the show and interviews educators about their programs that were featured on Classroom Close-up, NJ. Watch One-on-One interviews.