I am on the curriculum advisory council for ITVS. ITVS funds, presents and promotes award-winning documentaries and dramas on public television and cable, innovative new media projects on the Web and the Emmy Award-winning weekly series Independent Lens.
The organization is in the process of doing a re-design of their website. The goal is to create a space for dialogue about using our documentary film clips and learning activities in the classroom. We also want to use this fan page to promote our new educational offerings, and any events that we are hosting. This fan page will be integrated as part of the itvs.org re-design (currently scheduled to launch in March 2010). It will also appear on our pages on pbs.org. Until that time, the organization is going to use Facebook to connect with teachers around the U.S. The page can be accessed at the following url: http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Francisco-CA/ITVS-Community-Class...
The page has only been operational for a couple of hours, so hop on and enjoy being one of the first teachers in the U.S. to log on to the site.
If you are either a history, language arts, or science teacher at the secondary level, this is a great place for you to hang out. ITVS creates lesson plans to be used in the classroom for award winning show. The organization wants to get to the know teachers around the country better, so they can meet their needs. They have some great shows planned in the coming months. I just received a memo about the Facebook account, and thought I would pass it on to the rest of you. Please let me know if you have any questions.