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The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network’s Learning Lab is an innovative space that combines student-centered education with hands-on production and content-building experience. Home to CPBN’s partnership with Hartford Public Schools’ Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School and the Institute for Advanced Media, the Learning Lab offers instruction and experience in subjects like video production and editing, news production, graphic arts and design, television production, filmmaking, documentary storytelling, video editing, game design, audio production, photography, and more.


Ethan’s Music Room was created under the philosophy “by kids, for kids, with kids.” The show was produced by a team of nine high school students from the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School, as part of the school’s partnership with CPBN. All assets, coloring sheets, activity pages, and promotional materials, were created by the Student Production Team. Using this unique approach to educational programming – making every aspect of the production a learning experience – Ethan’s Music Room is true studentcentered learning.