PreView WGBH/WGBY On Air Educational Content & Resources

As we’ve previously shared, students can view daily blocks of educational broadcast programming on WGBY and WGBH The World channels.  This programming is designed for students with limited or no internet access or to augment their online learning.

Teachers can register for a  preview on May 6 of what’s planned for the daily blocks scheduled on May 11 – 15.  In addition, you’ll learn about Continue reading

Science Learning with NOVA

NOVA, produced by WGBH in Boston, has been enthralling millions of viewers with the mysteries and discoveries of science for more than 40 years.  So it’s not surprising that the The New York Times recently reported how schools are using NOVA to teach science during COVID-19.

Primarily for middle and high school, NOVA Education on PBS LearningMedia, provides Continue reading

Caring for Each Other with Sesame Street

 

Sesame Street offers fun, caring and intelligent support during the COVID-19 health crisis as families everywhere are creating a “for now normal.”  

Children thrive with structure in their lives, and they learn best through play — even in everyday moments.  Teachers/parents also need support to maintain this structure.  That’s why Sesame Street   Continue reading

EARTH DAY — 22 APRIL 2020

On Earth Day 2020 our shared crisis keeps most of us close to home.  Perhaps now more than ever we need to be resourceful in celebrating our planet and keeping it and ourselves healthy into  the future.

As we inhabit Earth during these uncharted times, we can lift our spirits by appreciating individuals like Rachel Carson who, at great sacrifice,  Continue reading

3 Molly of Denali Free Webinars > Starting Tonight!

Many of us have already fallen in love with Molly of Denali — a pint-sized bundle of joy, from a small village in Alaska, who uses a vlog to share her daily adventures.  She is curious and never far from a question that can’t be investigated using informational text — the show’s main learning objective.

You can join in a three part virtual professional learning series for educators and caregivers to discover Continue reading

The New PBS Kid on the Block > XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM

Engage students with XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM, a new PBS KIDS series premiering this month.  Based on the Ordinary People Change the World books by Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos, the show follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad as they travel back in time to meet real life historical figures when they were kids.

To support students’ social-emotional, literacy, and social studies skills, you’ll find resources that includevideo clips, printable activities, teaching tips, and historical figure biosketches at PBS LearningMedia.

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Teachers: Take a look at The Long View

WGBY recently aired the documentary, The Long View, the story of two Oakland high schools and their community of students, families, and teachers.  Filmmaker Susan Zeig describes common threads that can unite viewers:  “the importance of community participation, impact of inequitable funding, need for greater respect and value for the teaching profession, and the cost of the high turnover among school administrators.”

In the film many of our regional educators will recognize the strengths and challenges of urban schools and communities throughout the country as well as the trauma experienced by Continue reading

Teach Diversity with Hispanic Heritage

Teachers need to model appreciation and respect for diversity every day, and PBS LearningMedia can serve as a strong classroom resource.  Before the end of Hispanic Heritage Month — September 15 through October 15 — and beyond, there are rich resources to celebrate the 54+ million people of Hispanic descent living in the United States, including many neighbors in our region.

At PBS LearningMedia WGBY is proud to provide a resource that highlights Latino culture in western MA through the lens of Continue reading

Molly of Denali — PBS KIDS Newest Show Is Also A Podcast

Molly of Denali, which premiered earlier this month, is the first nationally distributed children’s series with a Native American as its lead character.  This latest PBS KIDS production from WGBH Boston is earning high marks, including first-hand praise from a Springfield Head Start class of migrant children. Continue reading