The following post was written by education intern MaiCherish Harris, ESL major at Elms College:
In the summer of 2019, I spent five weeks studying abroad in Japan. After staying in a hotel in Kyoto for a week, I went to Kochi to live with a host family. Having enjoyed PBS KIDS my whole life, it was surprising and comforting to see Continue reading
Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour legend, was honored with the 43rd Black Heritage series postal stamp, celebrating her professional achievements and contributions to African American communities. A ceremony took place at her church in Washington, D.C.
Closer to home, community members in Springfield joined postal officials to honor the late journalist at a stamp unveiling ceremony at her alma mater – Classical High School (since converted into condominiums and renamed Classical High Condominiums).
Though born in New York on Sept. 29, 1955, Gwen Ifill came to Massachusetts when Continue reading
Ken Burns and his collaborators have been creating historical documentary films for over forty years. With Burns’ signature style, the films contain resources for powerful classroom engagement, which teachers can now access with the Ken Burns Classroom on PBS LearningMedia. The new hub, created for 4-12th grade educators, is inspired by Continue reading
Please join us and spread the word about a live Q & A for teachers on January 15 with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of the popular PBS series, Finding Your Roots. The event at 7:00pm will kick off PBS LearningMedia’s virtual learning series about the Civil War.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Continue reading
The WGBH/WGBY Educator Ambassador program brings together Massachusetts K-12 educators who teach in a wide variety of roles, disciplines, and grades from across the Commonwealth. The program represents passionate educators with a wide range of talent and innovative approaches to integrating technology in the classroom. This community of teachers will empower you to grow professionally, advocate for innovative digital media, and drive school transformation.
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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