From Our President & CEO

Kitty LensmanOctober/November 2020

Dear Member,

As I write this letter, the school year is upon us and COVID-19 is still affecting our communities. Our parents, students and schools are struggling with the question of returning to school full time in person, virtual remote learning or a combination of both. Needless to say, it is a stressful time for both parents and teachers.

CET and ThinkTV are committed to and will continue to support our families and educators
during this time. Here’s some of what we’re doing to help.

In between our programming, we will share tips for parents as they find themselves teaching at home and balancing remote workdays. If you’re a teacher trying to better understand the technology to teach remotely, SOITA (Southwest Ohio Instructional Technology Association – www.soita.org) has professional development workshops and instructional resources available.

For our families who are struggling with frustrated and bored children unable to socialize, there are helpful videos around the social emotional impact created by this pandemic, or you can explore fun activities on STEM World and participate in our virtual Summer Camps with travels to local parks and fun camp sing-a-longs. All of this can be accessed at www.CETconnect.org or www.thinktv.org.

Lastly, for parents looking for resources to help teach their children at home, PBS Learning Media
(www.pbslearningmedia.org) has the largest collection of videos and materials – searchable and with age-appropriate curriculum free of charge.

Of course, there are many great programs coming from PBS as we launch our fall schedule. On the heels of Van Der Valk in September, Masterpiece will be premiering three new drama/thrillers – Flesh and Blood and COBRA starting October 4 followed by Roadkill on November 1. In the arts and culture space, we are looking forward to the Grammy Salute to Music Legends, Generation Nation: A PBS American Portrait Special, a new season of Now Hear This and even A Swingin’ Sesame Street Celebration. Of course, with election season well underway, we’ll be offering election coverage and debates through PBS NewsHour.

Here locally, we are excited to premiere two of our own local documentaries – The Memphis Belle on October 29 at 9pm on both CET and ThinkTV16 and The Dayton Arcade: Waking the Giant on November 16 at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and 10pm on CET.

We will continue to navigate this time together, but be assured the programming and educational services we provide are made possible by your generous support.

Many thanks to you.

Kitty Lensman

Kitty Lensman

President & CEO
CET and ThinkTV