Broward Education Communications Network - BECON
BECON broadcasts educational and instructional programs on BECON-TV (WBEC-TV), an FCC licensed station, owned and operated by the School Board of Broward County, Florida, to air noncommercial, educational programming throughout South Florida. WBEC-TV broadcasts on channels 63 on AT&T U-verse, Direct TV, dish Network, and channel 19 on Comcast.
BECON's mission is to use broadcast television and the most current technologies to develop and deliver quality multi-media instructional, educational and community programming to enhance student achievement and life-long learning.
Since 1966, BECON has produced instructional television programming for Broward County Public Schools, school districts, educational TV stations, private and public schools nationwide. BECON delivers instructional programming for students and teachers directly into the classrooms of over 270 schools throughout Broward County. Programming is developed with input and direction from curriculum specialists and is typically accompanied by teacher's guides which include relational activities. Programming is also linked to state and national standards.
In addition, BECON Distance Learning provides online courses to elementary, middle and high school students who are homebound, home-schooled or otherwise require or prefer a virtual method of instructional delivery. Broward Virtual School offers classes from the standard curriculum as well as Advanced Placement courses. Video-conferencing through BECON supplements curriculum with virtual field trips, weekly virtual visits from experts, international student exhanges and also provides convenient teacher training programs. Outreach video conference programs are available to all schools.