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NewsDepth is an award-winning instructional program that uses the news to connect Ohio third through eighth graders to the Common Core. NewsDepth invites students to respond to authentic non-fiction resources, providing opportunities for writing and deeper exploration.
A 2012 survey showed that 91% of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that NewsDepth video and web-based resources contribute to their teaching; and 74% agreed or strongly agreed that NewsDepth improves their students’ academic performance.
NewsDepth is Celebrating its 45th birthday this season, and we want to share the celebration with you. Celebrate with us by creating an Acrostic Poem that shares your classroom’s feelings toward this great show! Download the official rules and start writing.
The Winning Classroom will receive a special visit from NewsDepth Host Rick Jackson or Ida Lieszkovszky. Winning classroom teachers will be notified by email. The Classroom Visit will be held on a mutually agreed upon date, selected from those listed below:
April 13, 2015 ~ April 15, 2015
April 20, 2015 ~ April 22, 2015
April 27, 2015 ~ April 29, 2015
Be sure to watch each week to see if your poem is highlighted on the show!
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A valuable source of current events for thousands of Ohio third through eighth grade students, this weekly news program helps teachers meet state academic content standards in language arts, social studies, and more while linking Ohio students with the world. Learn more about NewsDepth.
Rick Jackson has been the host of NewsDepth for several years. He is joined by co-host Ida Lieszkovszky. They both work as reporters, producers and hosts at WVIZ/PBS ideastream in Cleveland. Learn more about Rick and Ida!
Wednesday 7:30 PM
Friday 4:30 AM / 1:00 PM
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2014-2015 School Year Schedule
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NewsDepth is a production of WVIZ/PBS ideastream. NewsDepth is made possible in part by a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.