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

Immersive Quest for the True Power of Ice

What better way to help students understand the scope of climate change than to let them explore past polar extremes of the Artic and Antartic?  This trailer, from a two-hour NOVA special that premiered in 2020, shows paleontologist Kirk Johnson taking viewers on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of our planet.

It’s one of the resources found in the interactive NOVA Polar Lab, which uses 360° videos, interviews with scientists, and mini-games to send students in grades 6-12 on an immersive quest to understand how the poles are key to Continue reading

PBS KIDS Talk About!

Family conversations between children and adults are essential to close relationships.  Watching this video about the new “PBS KIDS Talk About” web series, we see the fun and inspiration that can come from conversations about subjects like bravery, courage, self-confidence, and family.  No wonder PBS KIDS Talk! from KET Education won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Educational and Informational Series!

In addition to being fun and informative, these PBS KIDS talks can serve to model the kinds of conversations family members can  
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PBS KIDS ARTHUR Continues to Motivate

Little wonder why Arthur is the longest-running program on PBS KIDS!  While maintaining the show’s consistent high quality, the Arthur team at GBH in Boston uses compelling issues of our day to motivate characters and inform story lines.  (Case in point is the show’s recent themes on antiracism and COVID.)

In addition, the program continues to provide digital resources that challenge kids to learn while having fun.  Three new Arthur digital games have launched on Continue reading