Content Providers across the globe earned a coveted Pinnacle Award for the 2015-2016 school year from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) and the Higher Education Channel (HEC-TV) is honored to be among them.
CILC is recognized nationally and internationally as the leader in live, interactive content aggregation, consulting, and support services.
The Pinnacle Award is given annually, by the CILC, to organizations that receive outstanding scores on program evaluations submitted by educators and other end users. Receiving the award indicates remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.
“CILC takes pride in its assurances to members that programs are high-quality, evaluated by educators for educators. Evaluations recognize not only the quality of content, but exceptional skill in engaging learners. A Pinnacle Award recognizes the best of the best, and is a proud badge of excellence. Congratulations, Content Providers!”, said Glenn Morris, CILC Executive Director.
The Pinnacle Award only strengthens the mission of HEC-TV: “To be leading producer of education and arts television programming, using technology to connect and synergize in innovative, highly successful ways.” HEC-TV provides an unparalleled level of service, changing the face of television by engaging viewers, empowering teachers, and encouraging students to achieve unparalleled success.
“HEC-TV is yet again honored to be the recipient of such a coveted educational award such as the Pinnacle Award from CILC,” HEC-TV executive director Dennis Riggs said. “Every day we strive to provide the best innovative educational content through the power of technology. HEC-TV is truly a resource that will always ‘Make You Think.'”
Visit the HEC-TV Teacher’s Page for interactive curriculum for your classroom and don’t forget to sign up for our next HEC-TV Live! program, Constitution Day 2016: The Miranda Decision, live from the Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse in Downtown St. Louis. Programs times are 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and you can sign up here!
For each HEC-TV Live! program, we create curriculum to more fully connect the station with K-12 students and schools. Educators know that quality curricula must relate to standards, whether these be Common Core State Standards or Missouri’s Knowledge Standards. Led by scripts and background information, HEC-TV staff educators build a framework around which to wrap curriculum for each show. Each curriculum starts with an overview of the lesson, time allotment, and most importantly, the learning objectives. Needs for each student and class are different, so after the body of the lesson is accomplished, teachers might utilize the various types of suggested learning activities, all which reinforce and assess the lesson.
The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), established in 1994, specializes in the access to applications and the utilization of videoconferencing for live interactive content and professional development, as well as web-based collaborative learning environments for lifelong learning.