The art of storytelling is at the core of all of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network’s (CPBN) education initiatives.
A few short years ago, CPBN decided to push forward into a bold new direction by not only providing education content for Connecticut communities through television and radio, but by transforming a significant portion of its corporate headquarters into a journalism education facility that rivals many professional newsrooms around the country. The 20,000 square foot “Learning Lab” facility is where the CPBN Education department calls home, along with its various programs funded by individuals, corporate donors, and foundations.
Over the last decade, CPBN has delivered over 10,000 hours of instruction to middle, high school, college and adult students.
Located at 1049 Asylum Avenue in Hartford, CPBN acquired a number of grants and fundraising to make the Learning Lab happen. A total of $2.5 million went into construction to convert two of its six floors into an educational facility. Another $1 million went into the technology required for the space to truly create a cutting edge learning facility. At the Learning Lab you will find a fully outfitted Mac lab, Dell laptops for class room use, and video and audio studios with various state-of-the-art equipment.
We offer a wide range of educational services through the Learning Lab: from our partnership with Hartford Public Schools’ Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School, or JMA, for high school seniors; the Media Lab, which offers first-hand, professional experience for college interns; and the Institute for Advanced Media, or IAM, for adult learners with a portion of the program dedicated to veterans, their spouses, and caregivers to bridge the transition from military service to civilian life; you will find our instructors and staff are eager to teach, creating an environment where learning and growth go hand in hand to teach tomorrow’s generation of storytellers.
SVP of Education
For more information about the Learning Lab and courses offered, contact the SVP of Education: