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During the 27th Hispanic Heritage Awards last night in Washington, DC, honored recipients included celebrities, physicians, scientists, educators, innovators, public officials and community and business leaders. The awards, established by the White House in 1987 to commemorate the creation of Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S., are considered among the highest honors for Latinos by Latinos and recognize notable Latinos who have had a positive impact on America and the world in various fields. The recipient of the 2014 education award is the Hayden High School Robotics Team (more…)

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This video clip from the 2013 MAKERS series about the first woman to finish the Boston Marathon gives us an idea of what’s in store when WGBY begins airing new one-hour MAKERS documentary specials on September 30 at 9pm.  For six consecutive weeks we’ll see:   Women in Space, Women in Hollywood, Women in Comedy, Women in Business, Women in War, and Women in Politics.

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Students are often unaware of the challenges faced by their English-language learner peers. Hear the story of Moises, a fictional Spanish-speaking immigrant at an English Immersion School, who faces bullying as well as frustration at his own abilities. Help students understand these conflicts, while also learning new vocabulary and story elements, with this self-paced lesson in the “Inspiring Middle School Literacy’ collection on PBS LearningMedia.  In this blended lesson supporting literacy skills, (more…)

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National Hispanic Heritage Month — September 15 to October 15 — recognizes the contributions to and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans in the United States. On Friday, September 26, WGBY celebrates this rich heritage and culture with Presencia at the Basketball Hall of Fame with an evening of music, culture, food, and dance to benefit the Latino Youth Media Institute and North End Center for Literacy and Learning.  For the classroom, PBS LearningMedia offers a collection of lesson plans, videos and classroom resources for grades 4-12 that invites teacher and students to explore the history, people and issues chronicled in the PBS series, Latino Americans. (more…)

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photo (3)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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Learn and practice Spanish, including vocabulary for clothes and landscape features, with the Oh Noah! “Out on a Limb” webisode, related interactive games, and lesson plan. (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…)

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