The Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognized the high quality of the Scribblingwomen series of plays and their educational value by providing funding for teacher workshops. PMF director Valerie Henderson, senior consultants Lucinda MacKethan and James Miller, and several of the series’ scholars and playwrights served as discussion leaders for the workshops. Participants were local teachers and school media coordinators who received credit in their school systems for their attendance. The workshops were hosted by the Greenwich, CN public schools, the Boston Public Schools, NC State University, and Northeastern University.
In December 2001, The New York Times selected the web site as “Web Site of the Day.” The Radio Playand the Scribbling Women project have received two awards from The New York International Festival’s Award: a Silver Medal for Best Drama Special for its production of ’89 by Stanley Richardson and a Bronze Medal for Best Sound for its production of “Life in the Iron Mills” by Rebecca Harding Davis, dramatized by Karen Cronacher. The sound engineer for “Life in the Iron Mills” was Jeff Whitehead.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has chosen this website for inclusion in its own website,EDSITEment, naming it as one of “best online resources for education in the humanities.”
The Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is an international initiative enabling faculty to integrate technology into higher education and is supported by 27 higher education systems and institutions of higher education as well as the National Science Foundation. Scribblingwomen.org received four out of five stars from MERLOT’s peer review English faculty for its overall quality.
Funding for Plays and Website
The new Scribblingwomen.org has received funding through the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State University.
The Scribbling Women distance learning website, the on-site school workshops and the short story dramatizations were funded by: