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The Education Will Be Televised

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pittsburgh -- Robert Morris University will host the 21st annual TVT Conference on Thursday, Dec. 6, in the Wheatley Center at RMU's Moon Township campus.

Founded in 1991, the Television and Video Teacher Consortium is a partnership with RMU and area high school teachers who share a passion for teaching media. The organization includes high school teachers and administrators from across the tri-state area. This year's event will feature presentations from Ferris Crane, associate professor of media arts. Crane will present her study on student attitudes towards the use of social media, how they use it, and concerns about privacy and identity. Carrie Monoit, student media advisor, will present "What's that Broadcaster Doing in my Newsroom?" an in-depth look at how newsrooms are converging their television, radio, web, and print products.

"TVT is an outstanding resource for both teachers and students involved in video production," said David West, a video production teacher from North Allegheny High School.

The conference also provides state Act 48 credits to the teachers who are seeking to enhance their expertise in the education of media. Click here to see a complete schedule.

Robert Morris University, founded in 1921, is a private, four-year institution with an enrollment of approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university offers 60 undergraduate and 20 graduate programs. An estimated 22,000 alumni live and work in western Pennsylvania.