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KET wins award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)


KET wins award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)

For Release: 10/19/15 8:00 AM

KET was recently honored with a National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award, presented at NETA’s annual professional development conference, held in Tampa, Florida.

KET’s online resource Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits won a 2015 NETA Award for Instructional Media.

The digital resource combines colorful illustrations with narration and singing in Chinese to tell the traditional Chinese tale of three little rabbits, which has similarities to the English-language tales of the Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood.

KET produced the online resource to meet the growing needs of Kentucky educators – as well as educators outside of the state — who are teaching Chinese to elementary school audiences using an immersion approach.

For non-Chinese language classrooms, which might also use the story as a cultural or language arts resource, KET has also provided an English narration of the tale.

The Little Rabbits is part of PBS’s LearningMedia resources and already has more than 4,500 page views at

“We’re proud to have The Little Rabbits recognized nationally as being one of the best digital instructional media resources available for educators,” said Teresa Day, the project’s executive producer.

Chinese Folktale: The Little Rabbits is a KET production. Charles Lister is the illustrator; Nick Helton is the producer; Sara O’Keefe is the associate producer; and Teresa Day is the executive producer.

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Todd Piccirilli
Senior Director, Marketing and Communications