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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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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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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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Similar to Chirp, who wants to know when she’ll fly, many of us may wonder when we’ll hear spring in the air.  Familiar peeps, chirps, and quacks tell us it’s time to get outside and explore the big wide world, and Peep and the Big Wide World helps hatch new scientists everyday.  In addition to the PEEP Science Curriculum, there’s a great new bilingual website — with STEM resources for preschoolers, parents and teachers.   (more…)

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Last week, viewers across the country tuned in to the inspiring documentary 180 Days: Hartsville, taking a fresh look at the nation’s poverty and education challenges in rural South Carolina. The special was funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting CPB as part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen” and is now available in its entirety as well as in shorter clips for the classroom.  (more…)

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This week PBS LearningMedia highlights videos, activities and resources that enhance students’ understanding of science, medicine, nutrition and the human body in support of National Nutrition Month and the upcoming March 30 premiere of Ken Burns’ documentary, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s 2010 Pulitzer Prize‐winning book, “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.”

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