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NTTI works to forge partnerships between each NTTI public television station and the educational leadership in its state and community. Many NTTI sites have created strong partnerships with regional colleges and universities that offer education programs. NTTI itself has established an affiliation with the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute so that NTTI teachers nationwide can receive graduate credit for their work.

Managers at the NTTI sites also work closely with their state Departments of Higher Education and with local or state chapters of professional teacher organizations.
  • WSIU/WSIU-TV is entering its sixth year of hosting the National Teacher Training Institute. During each of those years, WSIU staff worked with the College of Education at Southern Illinois University to develop and offer a two credit hour graduate course, Workshop on Education. The course requirements were developed by faculty in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the WSIU/WSIU-TV project staff.
  • Blue Ridge Public Television partners with Virginia Community College. VCC has state-of-the-art computer labs and has served as an Institute host site for several years. Rather than graduate education credits, Virginia Community College offers a one-credit technology course. Teachers receive the 15 hours of training and submit an outline for a lesson they will later conduct in their classes. The cost is minimal, and the teachers' school districts accept this as a part of their technology training for professional development.
  • ThinkTV's partnership with Wright State University provides NTTI with access to faculty expertise on the latest in teaching and learning with technology. Wright State allows NTTI to use their state-of-the-art conference facilities and awards graduate credit for teachers who attend the Institute.
  • The Utah Education Network partners with the Utah State Office of Education and Southern Utah University. Two forms of credit are available to teachers who successfully complete the two-day workshop. One semester hour of credit is offered through Southern Utah University, or 18 hours of certification credit are offered through the Utah State Office of Education.
  • KLRN utilizes state-of-the-art facilities at the University of Texas at San Antonio for their Institutes. The University also provides other in-kind contributions, making the Institute a professional experience for participants.
  • KQED teams with San Francisco State University. NTTI is described in their course catalog, and teachers can acquire CEU's for their participation in the Institute.

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