Written by Rebecca Holdridge
Willimantic, Conn. Eastern Connecticut State University's Center for Early Childhood Education (CECE) has been awarded a prestigious Telly Award for the production of "Investigating Balls" in the Internet/Online Video Education category. The Telly Awards honor outstanding television, video and film production programs, focusing on the technical quality, rather than on content.
"Investigating Balls" is part of the newest series of videos from the CECE, which highlights how teachers at Eastern's Child and Family Development Resource Center (CFDRC) implement engaging projects on a variety of topics. The video features teachers Amy Tyler, Patty Gardner and Amie Theriault, as well as Niloufar Rezai, director of the CFDRC, as they describe how they engaged preschoolers in different learning activities while investigating the properties of balls.
"Since releasing the video last fall, we have received very positive feedback from those in the early childhood field about how useful they've found the content of this video," says Julia DeLapp, the CECE's program coordinator. "It's great to get acknowledgement for the technical quality of the video as well."
Individuals responsible for developing "Investigating Balls" include Ken Measimer as director of the video; students Sean Leser and Ross Page as videographer/editor and music composer respectively; and alumnus Nick Napoletano in animation.
This is the third Telly Award that the CECE has received. The first two were awarded in 2010 and 2011.