School of Education-Produced Video for National Constitution Center Wins Two Telly Awards
July 17, 2014
Drexel University's School of Education and The National Constitution Center received two Bronze Telly Awards in recognition for their collaborative work on an episode of the museum’s online video lesson series, Constitution Hall Pass. Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs.
The School of Education's Learning Technologies team has produced for nine Constitutional Hall Pass videos for The National Constitution Center since 2010. The 15-20 minute episodes have covered numerous topics and civic holidays including the individual branches of government and the history of Thanksgiving as a nationally recognized holiday. Episodes have been filmed at the Constitution Center and at locations around the United States, including Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., and more. The Constitution Center’s Education staff researches and writes the scripts and provides talent while Drexel’s Learning Technologies staff shoots the video and edits the final product.
Constitution Hall Pass episodes have been viewed by student audiences in almost every state and the District of Columbia as well as internationally. Each episode draws between 24,000 to 366,000 unique online views at its debut. Hall Pass special guests have included ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, and Congressman John Lewis. The museum’s Education team hosts a live online chat in connection with each episode where students and educators can submit questions. For more information about Constitution Hall Pass and to view past episodes, visit constitutioncenter.org/hallpass.
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