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istock_000017080792_medium_1Would you like to help shape the resources and services that PBS Education offers teachers across the United States by sharing your insights?

While the new PBS research panel has  participation from teachers across the preK-12 spectrum, it’s  currently seeking (more…)

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0841887016360_p0_v2_s192x300WordGirl teaches how the power of words can help save the world from bullies and other villains.  Alongside this animated superhero, children build their vocabularies and learn to be lovers of language.
In The Rise of Miss Power, WordGirl and her accomplice Captain Huggy Face battle against underhanded foes and bad vocabulary. (more…)

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Imagine being able to assist WGBH with a digital media science education project that has the potential to impact millions of students and teachers nationally. You have five days to apply for this teacher advisor opportunity to work with America’s premier producer of science content for public media.

In collaboration with NASA — and possibly you —  WGBH’s The Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms* initiative will (more…)

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Rachel Carson was a woman warrior, willing to face adversity as she helped to get the word out about an environmental crisis that would affect countless people, including children who would be born under a cloud of dangerous chemicals.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 8pm, WGBY broadcasts American Experience: Rachel Carson about this scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world.  Among resources for students, you’ll find a video clip and support materials for Silent Spring, which in 1962 became an instant bestseller that sparked (more…)

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Parents and children across the country are invited to tune in to PBS KIDS for the premiere of the SPLASH AND BUBBLES movie event. “One Big Ocean” will launch in tandem with the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and live stream on Monday, January 16, and air across all PBS KIDS platforms.

In the one-hour special, kids learn about marine life while also discovering the great ripple effect their small gestures can have on a much larger community. In the movie, the Reeftown friends learn that we are all part of one big ocean.

In addition to the related educational resources we shared here in (more…)

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Falling in Love Forever

While this trailer for Shakespeare Uncovered’s Romeo and Juliet is older, the play and its compelling subject — falling in love — never age.

Like many inspiring resources at PBS LearningMedia, Shakespeare Uncovered offers a rich collection of the playwright’s plays, scenes and themes narrated by talented actors, at least some of whom will be recognizable to students. In addition, each resource in the collection is accompanied by (more…)

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When January 1 rings in the New Year, Rus Peotter will no longer be spending his days and frequently nights as WGBY’s General Manager.  As Rus steps down after 15+ years of service, we’re fortunate to be the benefactors of his education legacy.  We also hope to continue benefiting from his expertise, wisdom and passion for public media’s power to educate, enrich lives and improve communities — essential elements of WGBY’s Mission.

With enthusiasm and commitment, Rus has been a friend to educators, children and families in our region. He’s served on numerous committees for early childhood education, been responsible for programs such as As Schools Match Wits and the Latino Youth Media Institute (LYMI), and shown strong support for Ready to Learn Initiatives and PBS LearningMedia.  These are just some examples of how Rus has led WGBY in its efforts to make a difference in young people’s lives.

Personally, I’m grateful to have served at WGBY during part of  Rus’s tenure as General Manager, always finding his door open and his energy focused on serving the needs of our community.  We thank him for his service and wish him and his family well as he moves on.

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