FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 18, 2011
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
`Learning Matters’ show to highlight best practices to help students succeed
COLUMBUS, Miss. – The best national, state and local practices to prepare students for success will be highlighted in a television segment through a partnership between the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning at Mississippi University for Women and WCBI-TV.
The goal of “Learning Matters” is to create well-informed parents, educators and community members committed to supporting high quality learning for local children and youth.
According to Kate M. Brown, Center for Creative Learning director, the center will be in charge of choosing topics of relevance to the community with regard to learning and will select speakers who are experts in those fields to film the segment. The center also will work with other colleges and departments on campus.
“This partnerships allows the center to connect with the community and to emphasize the importance of learning and that learning takes place outside of the school building—in our homes and in our communities,” Brown said. “Through `Learning Matters,’ parents and community members will develop greater knowledge and skills to encourage a love for learning in children and youth. We are proud to lend our expertise to this endeavor.”
Dr. Suzanne Bean, community liaison for the Center for Creative Learning, will host the first segment on Monday, Feb. 21 on the 6:30 a.m. news. Her topic will be “Developing Habits for Success.”
Sample topics may range from dealing with bullying to strategies for family time. The three to five-minute segments will be featured on “Sunrise” each Monday.
Russ Geller, WCBI news director, said, “WCBI is pleased to be an education partner with the Roger F. Wicker Center for Creative Learning in presenting ‘Learning Matters,’ a new segment on WCBI News Sunrise Monday mornings. WCBI, like many other businesses in the area, believes education is a priority in developing the knowledge and skills of young people to succeed and have positive impacts now and in the years to come. The information available to our viewers during the ‘Learning Matters’ segments will promote and enhance the goals, not only of students, but their family members as well.”
For more information or to suggest topics, call the Center for Creative Learning at (662) 241-6101.