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
In its purest sense, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, something to be practiced every day in our classrooms and personal lives.
Remember those childhood days (and maybe more recent ones) when we felt our hair was Continue reading
We know how time can be especially packed and fleeting at this time of year but unless we stop for kindness, our time has little meaning.
Teachers especially have the power to spread kindness. So in these last days of 2016, we hope you’ll remember to breathe and be kind, first to yourselves and then — pass it on.
Bringing diverse holidays into the classroom can deepen students’ understanding of and respect for cultural differences. In years past it could be difficult for teachers to find a Kwanza candle holder, but today PBS LearningMedia gives educators varied holiday resources to engage students.
All About the Holidays at PBS LearningMedia offers Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza Continue reading
PBS KIDS has discovered that among Thomas & Friends many fans, children on the autistic spectrum love this program from Great Britain, which had its first broadcast in 1984. (We’ve posted how an autistic child in our region has been helped by Thomas resources in school. Just search Thomas & Friends here on our homepage.)
Over this holiday season, WGBY is airing seasonal episodes of Thomas & Friends, including these 5 new ones beginning on December 12. In addition to Thomas & Friends classroom resources from Thomas episodes, you’ll find a wide range of tips and activities for incorporating Thomas into an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) classroom at Continue reading