This past Saturday Curious George was a special guest at LittleFest, an end-of-summer literacy celebration that takes place at the Springfield Museums and Springfield City Library. Over 1600 families attended the event, and many of them came to see Curious George, one of their favorite PBS KIDS characters! In addition to children’s love of Curious George, which airs on WGBY, the Curious George STEM Collection is a great way to help them understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts, such as (more…)
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I’ve already heard acclaim for Ken Burns’ newest — and what one reviewer called, best — documentary, THE ROOSEVELTS: An Intimate History, which premieres this Sunday, 9/14, on WGBY at 8pm and 10pm. Content from the series will be available in both the Basic (free) and Custom versions of PBS LearningMedia. The Basic service will feature six lesson plans complete with supplementary video clips from the series and the Custom service will also include all seven full-length, chaptered episodes. (more…)
PBS LearningMedia’s theme this week is Full STEAM [Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS, Mathematics] Ahead! In support of National Arts in Education Week, these resources help teachers bring the creative arts into STEM curriculum. For example, do you remember growing up reading pop-up books? Pop-ups, or three dimensional, moveable books that rely on intricate and innovative paper engineering, are wonderful “devices” to engage learners (grades 3-12) in reading and spark their imagination off the page. (more…)
As you and students start this new school year, PBS LearningMedia welcomes you back with a new look, new resources, and the return of its successful “Get Your Tech On” initiative to help teachers better integrate digital media and technology in the classroom. Through November 30, teachers can access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, professional development webinars, and enter to win weekly tablet giveaways.
Laura DeVaney, in the August 27th issue of eSchool News, writes that “supporters of flipped learning have proven that the instructional model is more than just a fad. As it spreads to classrooms across the nation, educators are leveraging the flipped model to create a more personalized and engaging learning environment (more…)
“To me Beauty appears when one feels deeply, and Art is an act of total attention.” Dorothea Lange’s words at the end of this trailer can also relate to the art of teaching and learning. So that whether this documentary is directly used to enhance your curriculum or to inspire your teaching, it will be worth watching when WGBY airs American Masters: Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning on August 29 at 9p. (more…)