Have you ever noticed that little ones often have a lot to say? Whether they’ve mastered language or not, they can be brimming with ideas, imagination and creativity. The next episode in the PBS KIDS Free Virtual Professional Learning Series, Using Media to Lift the Littlest Voices, on December 10 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, focuses on how you can help nurture those strengths and encourage learners to create their own content.
Along with experts who use digital media to teach and those who work with little children — at home, in a center, or in a school-based learning setting — you’ll look into the important role media creation plays and explore how Continue reading
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Remembering to be grateful can foster resilience.. The Transformative Teachers Collection — produced through a collaboration among The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values and WGBH Educational Foundation — is designed to equip educators with tools and methods for Continue reading
Classroom teachers have the privilege and responsibility of helping to build students’ characters. To support you in your work, PBS LearningMedia has engaging PreK-5 videos, interactives and lessons that serve as guides to shaping students’ character
Including core values such as responsibility, courage, and persistence, Continue reading
WGBY fans with young ones at home appreciate how PBS KIDS entertains and educates. To celebrate our fans and PBS KIDS, we invite you to join us on Saturday, November 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in downtown Springfield. Among the festivities, families can meet Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog and Springfield Museums’ The Cat in the Hat. We’ll also have activities, live music, children’s books, art and more — even a free kid-sized iced cream with each ticket, courtesy of Friendly’s .
At WGBY’s PBS KIDS tables, you’ll find fun and learning not only for children but for parents and educators with Continue reading
During this spooky season, celebrate with scare-free videos, activities, and lesson plans for grades PreK-5. Children can discover fun ways to learn, like conducting science investigations with slime, using math to share candy, and solving interactive, Halloween-themed puzzles.
We also have festive ways to celebrate fall foliage and harvest with PreK-12 videos, activities, and lesson plans about various autumn holidays and Continue reading
WGBY recently aired the documentary, The Long View, the story of two Oakland high schools and their community of students, families, and teachers. Filmmaker Susan Zeig describes common threads that can unite viewers: “the importance of community participation, impact of inequitable funding, need for greater respect and value for the teaching profession, and the cost of the high turnover among school administrators.”
In the film many of our regional educators will recognize the strengths and challenges of urban schools and communities throughout the country as well as the trauma experienced by Continue reading
Teachers need to model appreciation and respect for diversity every day, and PBS LearningMedia can serve as a strong classroom resource. Before the end of Hispanic Heritage Month — September 15 through October 15 — and beyond, there are rich resources to celebrate the 54+ million people of Hispanic descent living in the United States, including many neighbors in our region.
At PBS LearningMedia WGBY is proud to provide a resource that highlights Latino culture in western MA through the lens of Continue reading