20% Off PBS TeacherLine Spring Courses for Early Childhood & Elementary Educators

Six PBS TeacherLine courses starting in March and April are designed especially for early childhood and elementary educators.  Authored by education professors from America’s leading teacher-training universities and facilitated by peer-selected, distinguished teachers, these courses help teachers to  Continue reading

PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC Collection in PBS LearningMedia

The new PBS KIDS series, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC, will have its broadcast premiere on WGBY this Monday, February 19. Based on the best-selling HarperCollins Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, the programs will encourage children to explore the arts and spark creativity, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts.

As Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim notes, “Research shows that participating in the arts strengthens children’s cognitive and emotional skills, and leads to higher academic performance.” Building on the animated series, PBS LearningMedia now has a new  Continue reading

Lorraine Hansberry’s Powerful Play “A Raisin in the Sun”

Anyone who has taught (or simply watched) “A Raisin in the Sun” knows its power to convey the sorrows of social injustice and the hope of a new day.  On Friday, January 19, at 9pm, WGBY premieres American Masters’ Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart, which explores the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of “A Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry.

You’ll find resources about the play and playwright  Continue reading

Celebrating the New Year with Live from Lincoln Center, PBS LearningMedia & More

Standing with you on the threshold of a New Year, WGBY provides inspiring programming and educational resources.  In addition to Live from Lincoln Center and PBS LearningMedia, PBS Kids “A Reboot Eve to Remember,” premieres December 29 at 6:30am on WGBY Kids when all of Cyberspace celebrates a fresh start for the new year.  Parents and kids can even plan their own “Reboot Eve” celebration using Continue reading

A Cure for Holiday Stress — Gratitude

Whether at the end of an old year, with the stress and anxiety that holidays can bring, or at the beginning of a new one — and all the time in between — teaching and practicing an attitude of gratitude can be transformative — as suggested in this video from PBS Digital Studios.

PBS LearningMedia has PreK-12 resources to help you nurture gratitude in students.  From its Transformative Teachers collection (and The Dali Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT), a lesson plan for grades 5-8  Continue reading

PBS TeacherLine Holiday Discount

PBS TeacherLine Holiday Discount

 

No need to venture into the cold for professional development this winter.  PBS TeacherLine’s self-paced and facilitated courses for PreK – Grade 12 teachers span the range of curriculum — math, science, reading, social studies, instructional strategies and more — and you can take them without leaving home.

With winter enrollment under way, educators are invited to receive 15% off January courses when they use promo code Continue reading