Susan Sarandon hosts the program, which includes behind-the-scenes footage, fondly remembered moments from the first four seasons, interviews with Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame.  Recall the high points of the “Downton Abbey” storyline, its memorable cast of characters, and both the great joy and wrenching sadness taking place at the abbey as well as a taste of the upcoming fifth season.

 

Sunday, August 31 at 7:30 p.m.

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A local school teacher is the only Western New York teacher to be selected as a PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator.  In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says it works to promote digital training and education in the classroom.
"Technology integration in the classroom -- it was something that I was really excited about and really wanted to get involved in right away," said Kirsten Kenny, Religion 9 teacher at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart in Eggertsville. 

Kenny was selected as one of 100 teachers named to the top PBS  Digital Innovators list.  It is part of a year-long professional development program.Kenny had to submit a short, two-minute video to PBS in order to be considered. Her  submission had to explain how she uses technology in the classroom at Sacred Heart.  Kenny is among six educators selected in New York. 

"One of them is using the smart board that's in the classroom and using my iPad to mirror up onto the smart board," noted Kenny. Kenny must conduct two professional developments over the year.  They must be an hour-long, face-to- face or on-line. "I will have to facilitate some sort of learning or professional development to my peers and colleagues," said Kenny.

Kenny said teachers who are not onboard with new, digital technology for students are truly missing a huge opportunity.

LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Article & Photo by Eileen Buckley 

Senior Report for WBFO-FM 88.7

 

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Classical 94.5 WNED's Carl Lam to receive The Buffalo Broadcaster Association’s Tim Russert Medal of Merit  at the 2014 Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame induction ceremony in September. Click on the link for more information on Carl and the ceremony! http://bit.ly/1ByvpfJ

 

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The honor was conferred at the 3rd Annual Buffalo Excellence in Media Awards (BEMA's), which honors Western New York Broadcasters. The awards recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals and radio and television companies in the region. WBFO News reporter Ashley Hirtzel was also recognized as one of the finalists for the Rising Star Award. Read complete details on wbfo.org.

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