KFME - Prairie Public TV Educational Services

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
KFME Prairie Public Broadcasting
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
July 2011
End Date
June 2011
Activity Type
Project Overview

Prairie Public will produce educational materials related to our productions and provide preK-12 teachers with training on integrating these and other arts, culture and history resources in to their classroom lesson planning to encourage improvements in student achievement levels. We will host a 2-day graduate credit approved Teacher Training Institute for at least 60 northwest Minnesota teachers in June and a separate mini-Institute for another 50 teachers during the school year. We will also present breakout sessions highlighting our educational broadcast and online resources at regional education conferences and a minimum of 10 workshop trainings for educators, as well as promote through our monthly e-newsletter to the 6300 northwest Minnesota teachers representing 4300 students. Broadcast educational programs on the arts, culture and history and our lending library of over 2500 videos will be available to the 76 northwest Minnesota school districts as part of our no fee educational services, and Family Literacy Event Grants worth nearly $2000 per event will be awarded to six schools committed to building literacy skills at home, at school and in the community with the goal of inspiring children and families to discover the joys of 21st century learning.

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Minnesota Laws, 2011, 1st Special Session, Chapter 6, Article 4, Section 2, Subd. 6
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Track the numbers of teachers trained and the numbers of students served through broadcasts

Description of Funds
Salaries/Benefits $51,900; Contracted Services $28,000; Office Support and Supplies $12,154; Travel $10,000; Broadcast Hours $55,800
Recipient Board Members
Howard Barlow, Rich Becker, Patricia Berger, Rodney Biggs, Dan Buchanan, Karen Ehrens, Sharon Johnson, Rita Kelly, Leslie Malcolmson, Andy Maragos, Deb Mathern, Dave Monson, Jerry Nagel, Albert Samuelson, Reeh Taylor
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Prairie Public Broadcasting
Street Address
207 North 5th Street
Zip Code
Administered By
Administered by

200 Administration Building
50 Sherburne Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55155