CABLE IN THE CLASSROOM'S 2003 ANNUAL MEETING TO OFFER PREVIEW OF INDUSTRY'S NEW EDUCATION INITIATIVES AT THE NATIONAL SHOW


Washington, D.C. –
Cable in the Classroom (CIC) members will preview upcoming cable education initiatives during CIC’s Annual Membership Meeting, June 7-8 in Chicago.

The CIC meeting is being held in conjunction with The National Show, the 52nd Annual Convention & International Exposition of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), June 8-11 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

The CIC Annual Meeting, targeted at company members of the CIC consortium, will provide member companies an opportunity to share their education-related initiatives and address:
  • how their initiatives respond to specific industry public affairs and/or business priorities;
  • how their projects support local outreach efforts;
  • who are the community project partners; and
  • the desired educational impact of the project.
Attendees at the Annual Meeting will learn more about new CIC resources, such as CLIC (Communicate, Learn, Interact, Create), ProjectCam, and CIC’s new multimedia publications program. The publisher of the new program will unveil details about the new print and online publications being created for a broad CIC audience including educators, parents, elected officials, and media.

“This gathering with our corporate members will give us a chance to share with one another our insights on what’s working and what’s not in terms of really making the cable industry’s education commitment count at both the national and local level,” said Dr. Peggy O’Brien, Executive Director, CIC.

Individuals interested in registering for the CIC meeting should contact Barbara Hopkins at [email protected].

Additional, up-to-the-minute information for The National Show, including convention schedule and registration materials, is available via the official web site (www.thenationalshow.com); or from the NCTA’s Department of Industry Affairs (202/775-3669).

NCTA is the principal trade association of the cable television industry in the United States. NCTA represents cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks, as well as equipment suppliers and providers of other services to the cable industry.

CIC represents the cable telecommunications industry’s commitment to education -- to improve teaching and learning for children in schools, at home, and in their communities. This is the only industry-wide philanthropic initiative of its kind; since 1989, 8,500 cable companies and 39 cable networks have provided free access to commercial-free, educational cable content and new technologies to 81,000 public and private schools, reaching 78 percent of K-12 students. CIC focuses on five essential elements to ensure quality education in the 21st century: visionary and sensible use of technologies, engagement with rich content, community with other learners, excellent teaching, and the support of parents and other adults.

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