Archive for the ‘Programming Highlights’ Category

Just as viewers turn to PBS NewsHour for trusted news and election coverage, teachers and students can now count on ELECTION CENTRAL, an online destination of election-related resources and content.  Its age-appropriate, thoughtfully curated information will teach K-12 students about the political process throughout the year.

Content in ELECTION CENTRAL will be refreshed weekly and when timely events occur (e.g., after debates or after primary elections).  Features include:


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SciGirls, an award-winning PBS KIDS series, website, and national outreach initiative for ages 8-12, is in its 3rd season.  Inspiring girls to science are animated characters Izzie, her best friend Jake, and the SciGirls — bright, curious, real-life scientist mentors.  Izzie also invites viewers to hang out on the SciGirls website, a safe social networking environment where girls can play games, connect, create personal profiles and avatars, share projects and watch every episode.

You can also find hundreds of SciGirls’ resources for students (more…)

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This behind-the-scenes clip from the new PBS series Mercy Street may leave you wanting to see more.  The second episode of Mercy Street airs on WGBY this Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 10pm — and the first episode is now available on our website.

We also want to share many Civil War related resources (more…)

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MAKERS — a women’s leadership platform that features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than 300 women — has a rich, recent history with PBS that includes the Emmy-nominated MAKERS documentary series highlighting the stories of women in 6 spheres of influence.

As 2016 nears, you can view MAKERS’ Women to Watch and perhaps add your own choices.  (more…)

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As we reflect on the season and anticipate a brand New Year, WGBY’s Community Engagement and Education Department is grateful for the chance to make an impact on communities in our region.

This blog is one way we’re able to reach out to you every weekday with inspiring WGBY/PBS resources that support lifelong learning.

We send you warm wishes for the holiday season and think you’ll enjoy this (more…)

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Holidays may find us sharing family stories that can glimpse into our roots.  Yo Yo Ma, cellist and humanitarian, is a man who fails to disappoint, and Professor Henry Gates Jr.’s research on Ma’s family history delivers as well.  In this short video clip, Gates teases Ma a bit before revealing some astonishing facts about his family’s past.

You’ll find video of Gates’ visit to China to speak with Ma’s father, Ma’s reaction to family revelations and supports materials that include a lesson plan to (more…)

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“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein

For a second time, Albert Einstein has been the subject of these posts.  As “our pal, Al” on Peg + Cat, he shined light on Hanukkah.  This week, NOVA’s Inside Einstein’s Mind airs on WGBY Wednesday, December 16 — TONIGHT — at 8:00pm.  By retracing Einstein’s experiments in thought, NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity and illuminated the theory of general relativity.

Einstein in the classroom can be a source of inspiration, not only because of his brilliant mind but for his humanity.  You’ll find resources (more…)

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