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UCM College of Education Receives Public Media Awards for ‘KMOS Classroom: Summer School’

By Michael O'Keefe, January 28, 2021

KMOS Classroom TapingKMOS Classroom: Summer School featured three graduates of the UCM College of Education. UCM graduate Kamryn Williams is shown consulting with KMOS producer Roy Millen on lessons for students in grades 2-3. Other KMOS staff involved in the production were, left to right: Engineers Kurt Parsons and Andy Avery (foreground,) Christy Millen (seated), and Eric Boedeker.

WARRENSBURG, MO – The University of Central Missouri College of Education and UCM’s public television station KMOS-TV were honored by public media professionals with two awards for the creation and broadcast of 72 lessons designed to help families in preparing their elementary school children for the fall 2020 semester, and to make up for the school closures last spring.


In a nationwide awards ceremony conducted during the virtual National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Conference and Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Public Media Thought Leader Forum, it was announced that “KMOS Classroom: Summer School” earned awards in two categories - Community Engagement: Local Project, and Education: COVID-19 Education. Dr. Robert Lee, dean of the College of Education, joined KMOS staff safely gathered in a large classroom to participate in the awards ceremony.


The lessons were designed and taught by three UCM early elementary educators under the guidance of Dr. Angela Danley, UCM associate professor and undergraduate program coordinator for elementary education. KMOS-TV partnered with the college to facilitate, produce and broadcast the series, which will be rebroadcast on KMOS in summer 2021.

KMOS received a third award - in the category Marketing/Communications: Promotion. This was for a special promotional video for the KMOS series on Missouri artisans titled “Making,” which premiered in the fall 2019.


KMOS Classroom: Summer School was nominated in two other categories: Overall Excellence: Excellence in Innovation and Content: Education/Schools. In addition, KMOS was nominated for a live call-in show broadcast last March: 'KMOS NOW: COVID-19 Health.'



The UCM College of Education

The UCM College of Education has a longstanding tradition of producing quality educators since its founding in 1919, and the institution’s beginning in 1871 as the State Normal School for the Second Normal District of Missouri.


KMOS serves the citizens of 38 central Missouri counties with high quality, educational content and experiences online, over-the-air and in our communities. The station is integral to engaged learning as a professional learning lab for students from a variety of disciplines at the University of Central Missouri. KMOS-TV broadcasts programming on four channels throughout the region with programs for all ages on 6.1, lifestyle and how-to programs on 6.2, international news and dramas on 6.3, and a full schedule of kid’s programming to fit the schedule of every busy family on 6.4.


National Educational Telecommunications Association
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a member organization for public television and radio stations designed to provide member stations with programming, coordinate education and engagement resources, and provide professional development resources to help stations better serve their respective communities.


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