Links for Learning

TeachersWhen it comes to teaching and learning, WGBY is your connection to high-quality lesson plans, video-on-demand, face-to-face and online professional development, student activities and, of course, high-quality television.  We’ve created a special page on our blog to deliver all of our favorite links for learning in one place.


American Experience for Teachers
Teacher guides, discussion guides, interactives, photo and video galleries, timelines and more from PBS history series

American Masters for Educators 
Lesson plans and activities from this award-winning biography series that celebrates arts and culture.

NATURE for Educators
Browse by current season, title, animal, topic, grade level, video segments and teachers guides

Independent Lens for the Classroom
Standards-based curricula and film modules on a broad range of topics: media literacy, women’s rights, immigration, civil rights, religion, the environment and more

Standards-based classroom resources; science, technology and engineering with links to NOVAscienceNOW, Educator site and content.

PBS LearningMedia
Educational media, lesson plans and resources relating to PBS-produced programs. A fantastic free service for educators showcasing the best resources for classroom teaching.

PBS Kids
A useful tool for classroom education.  Visit program websites for hands-on activities, lesson plans, and much more.

PBS Kids Lab
Check out the latest online educational games to support children’s learning.

News for students & teacher resources, grades 7-1, to help identify the who, what, when, where and why-it-matters of major national and international news stories.  In partnership with PBS LearningMedia, the Daily News Story pairs best of PBS NewsHour with discussion questions, lesson plans and stories developed specifically for students.

PBS Parents
Explore this resource for ways that parents can be more connected with their child’s learning experience.

PBS TeacherLine
An electronic classroom for educator professional development. Courses are available for professional development points or graduate credit.

WGBY Video Lending Library
WGBY has thousands of titles accessible through our searchable online database and free to borrow for a three week time period to western MA educators.

WGBY’s Children’s Programming Lineup
Find out what’s on WGBY today.

Here are some additional resources for teachers that extend beyond the PBS family.

Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators on Grant Writing

ESchoolNews Funding and Education Grants

Foundation Center Short Course: Proposal Writing

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