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IMG_0071From mid-winter to early spring, four students from Springfield’s Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy interned in WGBY’s Community Engagement & Education Department.  At the end of their school day, Ayaan, Flor, Paradyse and Susannah — all of whom are studying early education and care — Continue Reading »

John Legend may be best known to many as a musician who’s won nine Grammys and an Oscar (for Best Original Song, “Glory” in 2015’s Selma).  His work as a philanthropist and advocate for justice is Continue Reading »

Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders but its native wildlife is threatened with extinction. On Wednesday, April 12, at 8:00pm, WGBY broadcasts Nature: Viva Puerto Rico about charismatic scientists who are dedicated to restoring Puerto Rico’s rich biological heritage — manatees, parrots and turtles.

Many resources for teaching students about Puerto Rico, Continue Reading »

apple-seed-math-three-year-oldApril can wake us up to so much, including Math Awareness. To celebrate Math Awareness Month, PBS is offering teachers a 30% discount on PBS TeacherLine’s newest math course, “Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners.”

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Premiering tonight at 9pm on WGBY, the new documentary Newtown from Independent Lens tells the aftermath of December 14, 2012, when 26 died at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

One teacher at PBS Teachers’ Lounge writes, Newtown is the documentary that no one wants to watch, but everyone needs to watch.”  PBS LearningMedia has developed a collection of videos and lesson plans for grades

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Autism Awareness

As we mark Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd, you’ll find awesome resources from PBS to engage children across the autism spectrum.

Sesame Street And Autism:  See Amazing in All Children recently announced its expanded commitment to the autism community with all-new educational resources that will culminate in a special episode of Sesame Street that welcomes Julia, our new Muppet friend with autism, to the famed neighborhood.  The “Meet Julia” episode Continue Reading »

Whatever grade or subject matter, we teach character not only by curriculum but by the relationships we cultivate with and between students.  If we’re impatient and authoritative, students can be intimidated or rebellious.  When we’re kind and flexible, they can grow individually and together.

Of course, the content of their studies contributes to the content of their characters, Continue Reading »