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the expanding canon teaching multicultural literature
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Teaching Multicultural Literature
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Production Credits

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The Expanding Canon: Teaching Multicultural Literature in High School is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York in collaboration with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Copyright 2003, Corporation for Public Broadcasting. All rights reserved.

A major American cultural and educational institution for nearly four decades, Thirteen/WNET supplies more than one-third of all primetime programs aired on PBS, including acclaimed cultural, science, and public affairs series and specials. The award-winning Children's and Educational Programming group is a leading and innovative provider of programming for a variety of projects, from teacher professional development to instructional television and interactive multimedia. Broadcast series that further the station's educational mission include the daily animated PBS Kids math program Cyberchase, the history series for families Freedom: A History of US, ZOOM Local/National, What's Up in the Environment/Technology/Factories?, and In the Mix specials. Many projects promote implementation of national and state education standards. These include Science ... Simply Amazing, Learning Science Through Inquiry, and Insights into Algebra I for Annenberg Media, and PBS TeacherLine, Mathline, and Scienceline.

Thirteen is also a pre-eminent source of Web-based educational content and workshops, providing courses that have reached thousands of teachers, teachers-in-training, administrators, and others involved in pre-K-12 instruction. These workshops are currently used by professors and students at Harvard University, Pace University, and Teachers College at Columbia University. Thirteen's award-winning Web site features online companion pieces to national series and original online content to complement Thirteen's educational initiatives. Projects include New York: A Documentary Film, African American World, Cyberchase Online, Great Performances Online, Nature Online, and American Masters Online.

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
The National Council of Teachers of English has been dedicated to building teacher knowledge and improving student achievement in English language arts since its founding in 1911. NCTE's member and affiliate networks serve more than 77,000 teachers and supervisors of English programs in elementary, middle, and secondary schools; faculty in college and university English departments; teacher educators; local and state agency English specialists; and institutions. NCTE provides a forum for the profession, an array of opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers, and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.

Web Site Production Credits

Brigitte Magar Matsuoka, Executive Producer
Jessica Yin, Co-Producer
Jesse Gale, Co-Producer, Writer
Camille Lee, Project Coordinator

Content Production:
Dale Allender, Content Advisor
Jill Peters, Project Director
Suzanne Rose, Editorial Supervisor
Arash Hoda, Content Producer
Todd Schindler, Writer, Copy Editor
Katherine Schulten, Writer
Margaret Restivo, Researcher

Interactive and Broadband Unit:
Anthony Chapman, Director of Interactive and Broadband
Mikki Monkolchayut, Technical Producer
Sabina Daley, Art Director
Karen Mattson, Designer
Ana Giron, Technical Associate Producer
Brian Santalone, Technical Associate Producer
Josh Zizmor, Technical Associate Producer

Logo Design:
B.T. Whitehill

Special Thanks to:
Sharon Freedman
Rachel Goldstein
Swati Mody

Thirteen Ed Online is a production of Thirteen/WNET New York. Brigitte Magar Matsuoka, Director of Educational Technologies. Carmen DiRienzo, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs.


Video Series Production Credits

Senior Producer
Suzanne Rose

Arash Hoda
Mary Drayne

NCTE Content Advisor
Dale Allender

Project Officer Annenberg Media
Deborah Batiste

Supervising Editor
Geoffrey Richman

Greg Barna

Additional Camera
Arash Hoda
Michael Pruitt-Bruun

Geoffrey Richman
Jake Diamond
Scott Fienstein
Christopher Seward
Jay Slot
Mary Ann Toman
Mark Sutton

Logo and Graphic Design
B.T. Whitehill

Music Composed by
Jim Heffernan
Dave Mazza
Rodney Whittenberg

Audio Post Mix
David Michael Tews

Project Manager
Rekha Menon

Margaret Restivo

Executive Producer
Jill Peters

Director of Children’s and Educational Programming
Sandra Sheppard

Project Advisory Board
Deborah Allen
John Barber
Reggie Finlayson
Beth Horikawa
Nicolás Kanellos

Sound Engineers
Brian Albritton
James H. Baer
Bayard Carey
Diana Cleland
Richard Mills, Jr.
Fred Runner
Jose Santamaria

Assistant Editors
Damian Baskette
Andrew Bowler
Robert Fass
Edward Goldberg
Carolyn Kim
Uma Sanayafarian
Judy Schiller

Production Interns
Dianna Kennedy
Regine Lahens
Danijela Majstorovic

Special Thanks to
Alpine Recreation Center
Arte Público Press
Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes
Before Columbus Foundation
Bob Morris
Custodial Workers of
Charles H. Milby High School
Fort Peck Reservation
Katonah Village Library
NCTE Research Assembly
Nikkei Legacy Center
Nkiru Bookstore
Portland Area Rethinking Schools
Sunflower Café
University of Houston
Wolf Point Community

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