Meet Me in DC — Student Poster Contest

We recently shared Michelle Obama’s Invitation to The 5th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.  In this election year we have another challenge that will send two student winners, each accompanied by a guest, to D.C. to see Congress in session, tour the White House, visit the set of PBS NewsHour, and more.

As part of PBS’ ELECTION CENTRAL– an Educational Guide to the US Elections — students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited Continue reading

The Application Due Date is Getting Closer

Innovation is everyone’s responsibility . . . .”  Albert Einstein

The last day to apply for the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program is February 8.  If you or an educator you know incorporates digital media in classrooms and serves as a leader in educational technology, we encourage you to apply.   This year for the first time, all educators who submit a complete application and meet all entry requirements will be invited to join and reap the program’s benefits.

From this group, up to 54 Lead Innovators will be selected and also receive a three day, all-expense paid trip Continue reading

Become a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

As we’ve been sharing here, the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program recognizes educators nationwide who incorporate digital media in classrooms and serve as leaders in educational technology.  This year for the first time, all educators who submit a complete application for tech-savvy K-12 educators and meet all entry requirements will be invited to join and reap the program’s benefits.

From this group, up to 54 Lead Innovators will be selected and also receive a three day, all-expense paid trip Continue reading

The Smith College-Project Coach Fellowship Tuition-Free Master’s Program

Project Coach works to bridge the economic, educational and social divisions facing Springfield youth by empowering and employing inner-city teens to coach, teach, and mentor elementary school students in their neighborhoods.  While training teens to be leaders is at the heart of its mission, Project Coach also provides the scaffolding to enable teens to be successful in school and community through its partnership with Smith College.

The Smith College-Project Coach Fellowship is an innovative tuition-free master’s program that prepares aspiring coaches & teachers to work at the intersection of urban youth development and education.  Project Coach offers a number of master’s of arts in teaching for

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Why and How to Become a PBS Digital Innovator

“…if we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.”  John Dewey

These PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators share how PBS has been educating them their entire lives, as children, parents and now as educators.  And, as John Dewey’s quotation makes clear, teachers must lead students into the ever-changing future, and today that future is inextricably connected to technology.

If you’re passionate about using technology to create learning opportunities, enjoy collaborating with other educators to spark student interest in learning, and are an active sharer of content and ideas through social media, then you’ll want to consider applying for a chance to become a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.

For the first time in four years, all educators that submit a complete application  and meet the entry requirements will be invited to join the Digital Innovators program!  All 2016 Digital Innovators will receive Continue reading

Emperor Science Award Program

Stand Up To Cancer, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and PBS LearningMedia are proud to announce the Emperor Science Award program — a unique mentoring program that pairs university-level research scientists with high school students in grades 10-11.  The Emperor Science Award initiative is designed to engage students curious about exploring careers in science, specifically cancer research & care, through a unique mentoring opportunity.  100 winning students will receive Continue reading

PBS KIDS Programs Nominated for Daytime Emmys

We recently shared the 30 PBS programs nominated for PrimeTime emmys.  It’s little surprise to us that among the 49 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, many are for PBS KIDS programs with multiple nominations:  SESAME STREET (13), ODD SQUAD (6), PEG + CAT  (6) and CYBERCHASE.  All this programs offer curriculum and classroom content Continue reading

Public Broadcasting Receives Prestigious “Friend of Education” Award

The National Education Association (NEA)’s highest honor—the NEA Friend of Education—was awarded recently to the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger accepted the award in front of more than 7,000 educators.  As you can see and hear, Ms Kerger, who comes from a family of educators, thanked member stations for the content and service we collectively provide to educators. WGBY, an American Graduate Station, is grateful to be among those stations that serve our region’s educators Continue reading

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Sends MA 11 Year Old to White House

Is it any surprise that this composed and articulate girl, Rain Adams, is one of the winners of the fourth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge that we shared with you back in April?  When WGBH teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture to host the Challenge, kids and parents were invited to create original recipes that could be served at The White House this summer.  As we learn in this video clip, almost 1000 entries were received, and Rain Adams  Continue reading

Author & Illustrator Commemorate Sandy Hook Elementary Children

At the New England Reading Association (NERA) Conference held in Springfield this past May, Patricia MacLachlan and Steven Kellogg, both celebrated for their work in children’s literature, received the 2015 Special Recognition Award for  Snowflakes Fall.  As this video shows, their book honors the spirits of the 20 young victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School and helps transcend the tragic events of December 14, 2012.  Educators at the conference who love children and reading listened, sometimes tearfully, as Continue reading