Is School Enough?

This program is a transmedia project that illuminates how young people are leveraging digital media to learn, explore interests, connect with others and change the world around them. Designed for parents and educators, the program and destination website acknowledge the persistent generation gap in how many adults view online participation, and demonstrates the full range of opportunities that digital practices can afford today's learners. Is School Enough? highlights stories of students employing cutting-edge technology to integrate into a new culture following emigration; tap into a Harry Potter-based social network to build public awareness about difficult social issues; reignite a love for reading and writing via an online Twilight fan fiction community, and more. Rather than focusing on the potential risks of kids' digital use, the program empowers parents and educators to seize the benefits that today's new media offer their children: self- realization based on interests, collective problem- solving through shared purpose, and greater civic and social engagement. Most importantly, it shows how caring adults can transform and energize schools, communities and homes by encouraging -- and enabling -- digital literacy.
 

More Full Episodes

  • Full Episode


Comments

Share your thoughts, questions, and comments on "Is School Enough?" here.
 

CEO Holly Groschner is "Talkin' Vermont"

Holly is on a mission to get to know more Vermonters, what inspires them, what makes them tick, and to learn how Vermont PBS can better serve. Watch the video...

Our Productions

Original series, specials, documentaries and web shows produced by Vermont PBS

Lifelong Learning

Learn about our new PLUS channel


A second HD broadcast service offering alternative programming and more content from local and regional producers.

 

Vermont PBS Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news. Sign Up Today!

Vermont PBS

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2015 Vermont PBS
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest