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The guiding questions for this year’s Technology in Education (TiE) Conference, “Connected Teachers / Connected Learners,” are compelling ones.   They have to do with how technology can engage local and global communities, center young people’s voices, support authentic and empowering partnerships, and connect teachers.  Equally important to ask, what are the skills, experience and mindset that teachers and students need to be successful?
WGBY will be among conference presenters on Thursday, January 14, at Holyoke Community College with

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gingerbread-2015You’ll find holiday magic this season on the second floor of the Springfield Science Museum where Seussian Holiday: Gingerbread Competition is casting its spell until January 3, 2016.   Inside this enchanted space, the scent of sugary gingerbread and the festive sounds of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas set the stage for fantastic gingerbread creations of all shapes and sizes by young and old.

For resources on Dr. Seuss, gingerbread, The Cat in the Hat and more, (more…)

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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 Moja, 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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Saturday, September 26, at the Springfield Museums promises to be a fun-filled day on this first weekend of autumn.  A celebration to promote reading among young people, LittleFest is free to Springfield residents as well as to WGBY and Springfield Museum members.

As heard in this video clip, children and their families will be treated to appearances by Daniel Tiger,  (more…)

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imagesOn October 18 at the Academy of Music in Northampton at 4:00pm, WGBY will screen Larry Hott and Diane Geary’s new film, Rising Voices, about the imminent peril to the Lakota (often called “Sioux”) language, the culture shaped by that language, and the history that created that peril. The film

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This photomontage shows moments from many of our summer activities in the Community Engagement and Education Department.  Among them are preK classroom visits to Springfield’s Head Start on Carew Street and the YMCA of Greater Springfield.  On these weekly site visits, children were read to and participated in accompanying activities designed by our capable summer interns.  We also brought our mobile media lab so children could play PBS KIDS educational games.  In celebration of Head Start’s 50th Anniversary, we  (more…)

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WGBY is celebrating the Springfield Museums’ special exhibit, Curious George:  Let’s Get Curious George, with our own special day at the Science Museum on Friday, August 14, 2015, from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  WGBY Day at the Springfield Museums:  Double the Fun & Double the Learning with Curious George offers families a chance to meet and greet Curious George, the monkey who has captured the imaginations and hearts of millions for close to 75 years.  In addition to Curious George appearances, we’ll offer (more…)

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