Today is National Summer Learning Day, reminding us to keep kids learning and safe as we work to stem the summer learning loss that widens achievement gaps among our most vulnerable student populations.
Because WGBY Education knows that our target audience — underserved children in nearby neighborhoods — experiences the summer learning loss that results from more than two months away from school, we’re about to launch our Continue reading
One of the great benefits of the WGBY Collection at the Springfield Library is that it includes a number of WGBY documentaries available on loan. The Radical Idea: UMass Amherst & America’s Education Revolution is a local production about Western Massachusetts’ history. Continue reading
WGBY invites you to a free afternoon of family fun and learning on July 8 at Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center. The event includes advance screenings of an upcoming, new three-part series of RARE: Creatures of the Photo Ark, in which viewers will discover the diversity, beauty and value of thousands of species at risk of extinction and Continue reading
A CAPITOL FOURTH, our national Independence Day celebration, kicks off our country’s 241st birthday on Sunday, July 2. From 8:00 – 9:30pm, WGBY will broadcast the all-star musical broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. With 20 cameras around the city, viewers have a great seat for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation!
To learn and teach about the history of America’s birthday and discover Continue reading
PBS LearningMedia has resources for grades 2-13+ to help make Memorial Day meaningful to students, including video clips, lesson plans Continue reading
If this teaser from Odd Squad: The Movie makes you smile, then you’ll want to tune in to WGBY’s Kids channel tonight — for the start of our Friday night family movies or themed programming from 7:00-9:00pm.
Produced by The Fred Rogers Co., Odd Squad is on a mission to save the day using math. 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
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
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
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