Parents and educators have shared their appreciation for Thomas & Friends resources in helping children learn. This week, PBS KIDS Family Night — which offers a fun, educational movie each Friday — premieres Thomas & Friends “Journey Beyond Sodor.” This new adventure, airing at 7 p.m. Friday on WGBY Kids, shows that friendship is more important than being the favorite engine.
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In the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, WGBY is busy taping Season 3 of Presencia, our English/Spanish bilingual program featuring the diverse Latino community of western New England — the first of its kind on PBS!
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Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, reminds us of how important it is to celebrate cultural diversity in our country.
With its mission to educate and enrich communities and connect the people of our region, WGBY offers Continue reading
WGBY premieres Ken Burns and Lynn Novick new documentary series, Vietnam, this Sunday, September 17, at 8pm. While a 10-part series might seem daunting to some, David Bianculli’s, NPR’s Fresh Air film critic, calls it a “brilliantly structured documentary series,” noting its powerful use of music such as “Led Zeppelin’s ‘Dazed and Confused’ [which] isn’t just a rock song; it’s a battlefield debriefing.”
As Ken Burns himself remarks in this trailer, the film could only have been made only on PBS. And even before classroom resources Continue reading
Those of us who helped to shape WGBY’s 2017 Summer of Fun and Learning took time to reflect on the work we’ve done together, both at the station and at the sites we visited. Continue reading
Recent events in Charlottesville may have you thinking about what more you can do to help students become tolerant and fair-minded adults. At least as important as your subject matter is the classroom environment you create, one with patience, understanding and love — fertile ground for growing just citizens.
Regardless of age level, the following sites offer resources for both Continue reading
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