Halloween Resources that Go BUMP in the Night

This video from PBS LearningMedia is just a taste of the PreK-12 Halloween video and lesson plan treats waiting for you — such as making slime, using math to share candy, studying zombie brains, and exploring the concept of fear.

Don’t be afraid to add the spooky and the scary to learning about Halloween in the classroom Continue reading

Professional Learning Opportunity for Science & Social Studies Educators

Climate Conversations:  Cross-Curricular Connections is this Tuesday, October 24, at 7:00pm.  It brings science and social studies educators together to address climate change in their schools.

As well as getting a look into timely classroom materials from PBS LearningMedia, educators will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with PBS Digital Innovators, scientists, and film producers.  Led by Continue reading

Emperor Science Awards for Next Generation Cancer Researchers

This video shows a 2016 PBS LearningMedia and Stand Up To Cancer Emperor Science Award recipient, one of 100 high school students named last year.

PBS recently announced this year’s Emperor Science Awards program, designed to empower high school students to become the next generation of cancer researchers. Through a unique mentoring program, each student works with a university-level research scientist on a multi-week cancer research project.

Entries for the 2017-2018 school year are open to 10th- and 11th-grade students Continue reading

Free Webinar Tonight: Teach Weather & Climate with Digital Media

ttv10_vid_currents_l-resize-710x399You have time to register for tonight’s webinar for grade K-12 educatorsTeach Weather and Climate with Digital Media is about empowering students to make sense of complex topics and to engage with phenomena in ways that otherwise would be too difficult.

The free, interactive presentation shares Continue reading

Sesame Street FREE Online Math Course for Early Childhood Educators

As sung by these endearing Sesame Street muppets, “Math is everywhere.”  To make math accessible from an early age, Sesame Street invites all early childhood educators — whether working in a classroom, center-based program, or family child-care setting — to join a free online course, Make Believe with Math. 

This self-paced course Continue reading

PBS KIDS 24/7 Family Nights — Starting Tonight!

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

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

Happy Soon-to-Be Birthday, Theodore Giesel

“I’m not just a kids’ writer, I’m a people writer.”  Theodore Giesel, after winning Pulitzer

Born in Springfield on March 2, 1904, Theodore Giesel is our native son, but he belongs to the world — of adults as well as children.  I’ve known another of his quotations, “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened,” to bring solace to those grieving.

For those of you who live and work with kids, PBS provides plenty to celebrate Continue reading