Cyberchase Step It Up! for 4 Springfield Schools & Resources for All Grades 2-5

As this clip shows, Cyberchase teaches kids to use their heads when it comes to taking care of their bodies. (Watch more Cyberchase and you’ll see how mathematics fits into the equation:)

Math meets movement in Springfield this month as WGBY leads local students in the Cyberchase Step It Up! program.  Because our bodies and minds are interconnected, we’re grateful to  Continue reading

Hispanic Heritage Awards & Classroom Resources

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, WGBY airs the 29th Hispanic Heritage Awards on Friday, September 30, at 10:00pm.   Paying tribute to Latinos by Latinos, the awardees this year include Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and writer and MIT professor, Junot Díaz.

Applauding women and men who contribute to their country and bring pride to their heritage is one way to counter stereotypes and cultivate mutual respect.  Education can go deeper with resources that engage students in the challenges and accomplishments of Continue reading

Live Stream of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner”

HLC2016_Winners_JudgingWe’ve shared the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge with you — from the time entries could be submitted until the recent announcement of winners, including highlights of our young Massachusetts chef whose recipe was selected.  THIS THURSDAY, July 14, all 56 winners of the Challenge will attend the Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House.

When the event is live-streamed, beginning at 10:00 am EST, you can  Continue reading

PBS WINS TOP AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION

PBS has just been honored with two REVERE awards by The Association of American Publishers (AAP) for PBS LearningMedia.  If you follow this blog, you’re no stranger to this digital library of more than 120,000 resources for educators and students.  Election Central, providing educators with curated content to teach K-12 students about the political

process, won for Best News & Current Issues Supplemental Resource while the PBS LearningMedia Student App. took home top prize for Innovation Beyond the Classroom. You can find both Continue reading

Fit to Run Boston Marathon Cod-Potato Cake

MA_Massachusetts_AbbyNewmanIn a March post, we shared Michelle Obama’s invitation to the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for 8-12 year olds.  Recently, the White House announced that, after careful deliberation, 56 winners had been selected for the 2016 Challenge.

From MASSACHUSETTS the original recipe — healthy, affordable, and tasty — is one for Fit to Run Boston Marathon Cod-Potato Cake HLC2016_MA_Massachusetts_Abby-1by   Continue reading

Nominate “Champions of Arts Education Advocacy” By April 30th

“I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history . . . in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”  John Adams, Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife  

Arts|Learning’s Networking and Advocacy Group (formerly the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education) recognizes individuals, organizations, institutions and businesses that exemplify excellence in arts education advocacy. Arts|Learning is now accepting Massachusetts nominations for the following prestigious award categories:  Continue reading

Educators Wanted to Advise WGBH and NASA

WGBH, in collaboration with NASA, is looking for the next generation of STEM educators.  Bringing the Universe into America’s Classrooms will develop digital learning resources for STEM learning and gives K-12 educators an opportunity to help design and test new instructional models and digital media tools.  Produced by WGBH, these resources will feature WGBH and NASA content available at PBS LearningMedia for free to all educators.

WGBH is looking for 50 teacher advisors to help with this mission.  Full-time classroom teachers  Continue reading

Meet Me in DC — Student Poster Contest

We recently shared Michelle Obama’s Invitation to The 5th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.  In this election year we have another challenge that will send two student winners, each accompanied by a guest, to D.C. to see Congress in session, tour the White House, visit the set of PBS NewsHour, and more.

As part of PBS’ ELECTION CENTRAL– an Educational Guide to the US Elections — students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited Continue reading

The Application Due Date is Getting Closer

Innovation is everyone’s responsibility . . . .”  Albert Einstein

The last day to apply for the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program is February 8.  If you or an educator you know incorporates digital media in classrooms and serves as a leader in educational technology, we encourage you to apply.   This year for the first time, all educators who submit a complete application and meet all entry requirements will be invited to join and reap the program’s benefits.

From this group, up to 54 Lead Innovators will be selected and also receive a three day, all-expense paid trip Continue reading