Virtual Field Trips from NOVA!

 

The following post was written by MaiCherish Harris, Elms College student and intern at WGBY/NEPM.

School closings came with the loss of a very special learning experience:  field trips.  As things open back up, families may be looking for ways to make up for lost time. They may also be looking for ways to keep children engaged over summer break.

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Hero Elementary Blasts onto the PBS KIDS Scene!

As we see in this video clip, Hero Elementary is a school for budding superheroes.  Here kids learn to master their innate powers, like flying and teleportation, while exploring science along the way. The new series, which recently premiered, gives children ages 4 to 7 important tools to help solve problems by encouraging them to think and act like scientists, igniting their natural curiosity.  The show also showcases character and social-emotional concepts such as kindness, empathy, and commitment to working together.

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WILD KRATTS Collection for At-Home Learning

WILD KRATTS is a wildly popular PBS KIDS program.  Geared towards ages 6 to 8 but loved by kids younger and older,  episodes present age-appropriate science inspired by the natural abilities of the animals that the Kratt brothers — and young viewers — meet.

To support the learning goals from each video clip in the PBS LearningMedia collection, a set of graphic organizers can be used while viewing full episodes (available in English & Spanish).  Continue reading

Thanks to Peep and the Big Wide World Lesson on Weather

This post is written by MaiCherish Harris, Elms College student and NEPM Education Intern:

This year as part of my studies, I took a class called “Social Studies and Science Methods.” For this class, I am required to create lesson plans and teach demonstration lessons.  

 

Attempting to create lessons for a subject that isn’t your strong suit is daunting.  I was extremely relieved to learn that PBS LearningMedia has lesson plans structured around 
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Science Learning with NOVA

NOVA, produced by WGBH in Boston, has been enthralling millions of viewers with the mysteries and discoveries of science for more than 40 years.  So it’s not surprising that the The New York Times recently reported how schools are using NOVA to teach science during COVID-19.

Primarily for middle and high school, NOVA Education on PBS LearningMedia, provides Continue reading

Teacher Appreciation — Fred Rogers Always Loved His Teachers

During Teacher Appreciation Week, we again look to Fred Rogers’ for his wisdom and gratitude in order to express our appreciation to the legions of regional teachers working hard to keep students learning during the COVID-10 pandemic.

As this video reveals, one characteristic of powerful teachers is Continue reading

3 Molly of Denali Free Webinars > Starting Tonight!

Many of us have already fallen in love with Molly of Denali — a pint-sized bundle of joy, from a small village in Alaska, who uses a vlog to share her daily adventures.  She is curious and never far from a question that can’t be investigated using informational text — the show’s main learning objective.

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PBS LearningMedia 15-Minute Jump Start

One of our top priorities right now is to help parents and educators fill educational gaps while schools are closed.  To this end, we’ll continue sharing PreK-12 resources to serve your present needs.  We hope you’ll share them with colleagues, parents and families who might benefit from them.
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