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Roadtrip Nation personalizes the career exploration process for young people by focusing on their interests and the questions they may have about how to build a life around what they loveThe show blends conversations on topics like dealing with family pressure and the true meaning of success with practical career and education advice.

The collection includes video interviews and interactive online tools that expose students to greater career possibilities. Many PBS resources like Continue Reading »

Write in the Middle, an eight-part professional development workshop produced by KET (Kentucky Educational Television), helps teachers learn effective middle school writing instruction.  Both classroom footage of teachers modeling successful strategies and interviews with teachers, students, and nationally recognized experts about the writing process illustrate ways to create a positive and productive writing environment for young adolescents.

You’ll find series of videos on important areas of writing such as Continue Reading »

Airing on WGBY this Wednesday, May 11, at 8pm, Nature’s Perfect Partners reveals the value of teamwork for both sea and land animals that collaborate by using brainpower to solve complex problems and stay alive.

The NATURE Collection of science videos and media-enhanced lesson plans draws upon the powerful documentaries of public television’s award-winning natural history series, NatureContinue Reading »

Northampton’s 35th Pride’s Parade & Pride Event is this Saturday, May 7, and WGBY, as a proud supporter, will be participating in the parade festivities.

PBS also offers a range of LGBT resources Continue Reading »

This NOVA video with Williams College math professor Colin Adams fighting the zombie apocalypse on campus is just one example of the fun mix of PBS LearningMedia math resources that support young counters as well as upper-level number crunchers.

Here’s a list of resources from PreK-13+ to Continue Reading »

“Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.”  Anne Frank

Holocaust Remembrance Day begins on the evening of May 4 and ends on the evening of May 5 this year.  The memory of  Anne Frank endures through the vitality and courage of her words.  New resources from Masterpiece’s 2010 version of The Diary of Anne Frank help students understand the historical context in which Anne lived and inspire us in the present.

Based on excerpts from Anne Frank’s diary and video clips from the Masterpiece series, these resources Continue Reading »

While dedicated teachers are unlikely to expect applause, appreciation from a past student can bring unexpected pleasure.  Harold Grinspoon, philanthropist and founder of the Pioneer Valley Teachers of Excellence Awards (formerly, Grinspoon Teachers), is reported to have said that “Nobody every thanks teachers.”  Because of his vision and support, we recognize and thank teachers in our region each year for their high-quality work in education.

Across the country we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week in the first week in May, a tradition started by the National Parent Teachers Association.   While some educators may be able to enjoy a free meal at a favorite spot, find donuts and coffee in teachers’ rooms, or receive discounts on products, perhaps the most meaningful gift is simply to say “thank you.”  WGBY wants to express its deep thanks to all of you dedicated to improving the lives of students and the health of our nation through education.

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