Giving Thanks to All Teachers

We have a bounty of resources to help learn about giving thanks. (Recent resources we shared for Native American Heritage Month, of course, are also appropriate.  After all, can we really separate Native American heritage and Thanksgiving?)

But, first, the Thanksgiving holiday allows us to thank educators — all those teachers, parents and many others who dedicate themselves to teaching the young to grow strong in mind, body and spirit.

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Our Local PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion!

NEPM is delighted to share that Arbely Mejia, formerly a PreK teacher at the YMCA of Greater Springfield and now at Springfield’s Brunton Elementary School, has been recognized as a PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion!

NEPM’s Education Department nominated Arbely to receive this two-year professional learning initiative for educators of young children because of her Continue reading

Resource Collections for Halloween & Fall!

PBS LearningMedia helps you celebrate Halloween with scare-free videos, activities, and lesson plans for grades PreK-5.  You’ll also discover fun ways to incorporate learning into your Halloween activities, like conducting science investigations with slime, using math to share candy, and solving interactive, Halloween-themed puzzles.

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Tonight’s Free Webinar For Grades 9-12 Educators

Frontline’s Un(re)solved project examines the stories of lives cut short and the federal effort to investigate more than 150 cold cases that date back to the civil rights era under the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act.

THERE IS STILL TIME for 9th-12th grade educators to register for tonight’s free webinar at 7pm. Even if you cannot attend in person, you can register to receive Continue reading

For Massachusetts’ STEM Week

While we’ve know for quite a while that STEM education is essential, Massachusetts now highlights science, technology, engineering and mathematics during its STEM Week.

PBS has a history of educating in these content areas — long before STEM became an acronym!  Remember Sesame Street’s Count, Sid the Science Kid and the Wild Kratts’ brothers to name just a few?  And let’s remember Continue reading

Hispanic/Latinx Resources for the Whole Year

While we officially celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, PBS provides educational resources that can be used year round to nurture a nation in need of learning more about its diverse cultures.

A rich array of information, including the use of Hispanic vs. Latino vs. Latinx and the importance of celebrating Hispanic/Latinx history throughout the academic year can be found in Continue reading

Make Way for ALMA’s WAY!

Yes, ALMA’S WAY is coming soon, providing the perfect time for young ones and their families to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) with this new Latino character from PBS KIDS!

Many will be familiar with the series’ creator — beloved Sesame Street cast member and Lifetime Achievement Emmy®-winner –Sonia Manzano, who says, Continue reading

Classroom Resources for 9/11

Teaching high school classes in 2001, I can clearly recall September 11, first turning on the television in my classroom where students and I remained transfixed as we watched planes crashed into twin towers with the backdrop of a clear blue sky — surreal then and now.

In the days and weeks that followed, it was evident that students needed to think, talk and learn about what they had witnessed.  As we approach September 11, 2021, Continue reading

Free Webinar — SEL & Citizen Resources for Grades K-5

On Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00pm, you can better prepare for the new school year with resources that support community building and social emotional learning for grades K-5 and are available free on PBS LearningMedia — all drawn from the animated series starring the iconic 8-year old aardvark, Arthur.

In addition to teachers sharing lesson ideas using Arthur resources to support their students’ community awareness and emotional well-being, Continue reading