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Over thirty years ago, an educational television show dared to speak to youth in the voice of their generation. The Electric Company turned on the power of possibility for kids by showing them that learning to read can be fun. In 2009, the power surged back with the all-new The Electric Company.   Its current collection of dance-friendly resources is designed to boost reading comprehension and vocabulary. (more…)

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We thought you’d have a better context for tomorrow night’s PBS LearningMedia webinar Cultivate Creators through Coding and STEAM with this video from MAKERS as Reshma Saujani discusses how Girls Who Code plans to close the technology and engineering gender gap by teaching 1 million girls by 2020.  (more…)

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On April 16 from 7-8pm, you can join an educator webinar entitled Cultivate Creators through Coding and STEAM.  (As you may know, STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics.)  PBS LearningMedia is offering this free professional development session on how teachers are coding and technology to introduce opportunities for creative expression across the curriculum to support learning outcomes (i.e., turning STEM into STEAM).  Attendees will learn how (more…)

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Airing Monday, April 13, 10pm on WGBY, Independent Lens: The Homestretch by Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly follows three smart and ambitious Chicago teens who brave frigid winters, high school pressures and homelessness to stay in school, graduate and build a future.  A discussion guide designed to facilitate dialogue and deepen understanding of the complex issues in this film (more…)

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Have you ever wished that students were eating healthier lunches?  Now you can display or distribute a flyer to inform them about how they can participate in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.  Kids ages 8-12 can create and submit a healthy recipe and possibly win a trip to the 2015 Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House!

WGBH is teaming up with First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host this fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for kids to join a parent or guardian in creating an original recipe that could be served at The White House this summer. You’ll find the flyer along with related resources (more…)

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NOVA and PBS Digital Studios are launching “Gross Science,” an original new YouTube series. This weekly digital series will explore the world of science through disgusting and bizarre stories pulled straight from natural history, medicine, and engineering.   The 40-episode series will explore the world of science through disgusting and bizarre stories pulled straight from nature, medicine, engineering, and other STEM fields. “Paradoxically, I find the most beauty and wonder in science when I examine its slimy, smelly, creepy underbelly,” says NOVA Digital Producer and GROSS SCIENCE host Anna Rothschild.

Each of the 40 gut-churning episodes is two-to-three minutes long and will premiere weekly on (more…)

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Hot off the heels of last night’s premiere of Masterpiece’s Wolf Hall, PBS LearningMedia has an in-depth look into the reign of King Henry VIII with new resources from Inside the Court of Henry VIII, premiering tomorrow, April 7, at 9pm on WGBY. (more…)

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