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Is it any surprise that this composed and articulate girl, Rain Adams, is one of the winners of the fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge that we shared with you back in April?  When WGBH teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture to host the Challenge, kids and parents were invited to create original recipes that could be served at The White House this summer.  As we learn in this video clip, almost 1000 entries were received, and Rain Adams  (more…)

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At the New England Reading Association (NERA) Conference held in Springfield this past May, Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg, both celebrated for their work in children’s literature, received the 2015 Special Recognition Award for  Snowflakes Fall.  As this video shows, their book honors the spirits of the 20 young victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School and helps transcend the tragic events of December 14, 2012.  Educators at the conference who love children and reading listened, sometimes tearfully, as (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia’s 60-Second Presidents series was recently honored with a CINE Golden Eagle Award for Professional Media through a focus on storytelling, originality, and meeting the needs of the intended audience.   These videos of each president are accompanied by support materials and standards.

In addition, PBS LearningMedia has taken home the 2015 CODiE for Best Source for Reference or Education Resources.

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WGBY is well represented in the 38th annual Boston New England Emmy Nominations announced earlier this week.  Diverse, thought-provoking topics in areas such as societal concerns and education reveal our station’s commitment to community, excellence and lifelong learning.

Big Ideas for Little Kids: Teaching Philosophy through Picture Books, nominated in the Education/Schools category, is a WGBY documentary we’ve shared here before.  In the following video clip, published in 2013, Thomas E. Wartenberg, professor of philosophy at Mount Holyoke — whose work is integral to the documentary — discussed his most recent book about using narratives of children’s picture books to introduce adults to the basic tenets of philosophical thinking.

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bob12_vid_dance_thumb.jpg.resize.320x180On the heels of the Golden Globe Awards — a mix of talent, glamour and, this year, sobering support against terrorist attacks in Paris — comes an announcement of particular interest to teachers about this year’s Tony Awards.  We know that teachers impact students’ lives, and successful actors, writers and directors often acknowledge them at awards ceremonies and in interviews.

Now Carnegie Mellon University has announced a new Tony Award to be given annually to a theater teacher who has made a “monumental impact” on students’ lives.  Through March 31, anyone can nominate a teacher for the new Excellence in Theater Education Award.  Nominees must be current teachers at an accredited elementary, middle or high school or community theater organization in the United States. (more…)

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CBLJKidsDancePose_FIThrough an extensive documentation process, Mount Holyoke has just been selected to receive the 2015 “Community Engagement” designation, which recognizes and distinquishs the College for prioritizing community engagement across its curriculum and programs.  Community Based Learning (CBL) course partnerships, placements of student “Community Fellows,” volunteers, work-study students, and other joint ventures form the foundation for this honor.  You can read more about the College’s work in a story  (more…)

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It’s mid-way through the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program application period with applications due by 2/11 for this amazing opportunity. PBS loves teachers and in 2014 rewarded 100 hard-working educators with the title of “PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator,” with exclusive access to virtual and in-person trainings, free PD and more.  In 2015 we’re searching for 100 more innovators like Don Goble.  (more…)

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