NCTL Telly Awards

This is a guest post by NCTL's Director of Communications & External Affairs, Blair Brown

At the risk of being too self-promotional, I am proud to announce that NCTL, with Ingram Content Media, has won our second Telly Award in two years for our videos featuring the work of expanded learning time schools. (See this year’s winners here, here and here. Last year’s winners are here and here.) These videos are an incredible team effort from beginning to end and we are proud of the recognition.
The honor, though, goes far beyond our organization and our production team. I think it truly belongs to the students, teachers, administrators, parents, and partners whom we are capturing on film. When we ask a school if we can come in and film their school, this is truly no small ask. We do our best to be “flies on the wall” and simply capture what it means to be an expanded learning time school – whether that means filming a 4th class as they learn mathematics, a karate class, or a teacher meeting. 
Our job is only to get on tape what is already happening in schools and play that back for the rest of the world to see. And if that is winning awards, then those schools deserve the credit. So the award winners are…drum roll please…Brooklyn Generation School, Edwards Middle School, Fort Logan Elementary School, Jacob Hiatt Magnet School, KIPP Heartwood Academy, and Rocketship Mateo Sheedy Elementary School.