PBS Students is the new app for learning, exploring and homework help, designed specifically for K-12 students.This is the first available PBS LearningMedia app and will enable students to watch video, play games and view resources from PBS and PBS KIDS content, including resources from NOVA, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and the Ken Burns collection — anytime, anywhere.

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WGBY celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month with upcoming programming and a special event in our studios.  This Friday at 10pm, the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Awards pays tribute to Latinos by Latinos with celebrated Hispanic artists.  On October 15 at 5:30pm, WGBY hosts Herencia Latina as part of a celebration of our region’s Latino American Heritage.  After a musical performance by Heshima Mojaa, we’ll screen “Episode IV: The New Latinos,” with Dr. Arlene Rodriguez, STCC Vice President of Student Affairs, facilitating the evening’s discussion.  

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The childhood ditty that “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me” may be a brave effort to protect ourselves from others’ unkindness, but the truth is that name calling can hurt — a lot.  And liking our names can be connected to liking ourselves.  In addition to two lesson plans to help students recognize the power of words, this video of Maya Angelou and Sesame Street friends proudly singing their names can be a great starter for younger student’s Continue Reading »

0601d925-0234-467a-80db-9d58fcd0e751In our lives we’re interconnected in countless ways.  Professionally, Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) can connect us in powerful ways that help boost learning in the classroom, share information to help colleagues, and create a support system to nurture our teaching.

Whether you’re actively involved with your network or wondering if you even have one, a free webinar on Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 pm, will put you in touch with four Massachusetts educators — PBS LearningMedia™ Digital Innovators — as they share  Continue Reading »

While your days can start early and end late — and perhaps because they do — you need to hear stories of others who face difficulty with bravery and even humor.  (You might even listen to this 17-minute talk as you get ready for school in the morning.)

Sakena Yocoobi tells her story with humility, subtle humor, and conviction.  Even though she was able to leave Afghanistan, get an education and become a professor in the U. S., and bring her family here, she was not satisfied.  She returned to her native land and, as founder and executive director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, now provides teacher training to Afghan women as well as education for girls and boys throughout the country.

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ECT_SpotlightWe want to update you on today’s post of American Graduate Day, broadcast by WGBY tomorrow with host Soledad O’Brien.  As part of the 7- hour program, you can watch a mini-documentary that WGBY produced of Enchanted Circle Theater’s (ECTs) “Shakespeare Academy.”  This local feature, which is part of the celebration of American Graduate Champions, can be viewed between 1:00 and 2:00pm.   Continue Reading »

We continue to share the important work of American Graduate, a public media commitment made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) that builds community awareness of the high school dropout crisis and helps communities implement local solutions..

As an American Graduate station, WGBY is playing a part in this important work and on Saturday, from 11:00am – 6:00pm,  will broadcast American Graduate Day.  The live, interactive event, viewed by nearly one million people, tells the story of community partners and individual champions and how they provide support, advice and intervention services to at-risk students, families and schools.

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