Grades K-12+ Multi-Language Resources from Khan Academy

Since we first shared Khan Academy, its free library of lessons to support students, teachers and parents has grown to include:  mathematics, grammar, science, history AP courses, SAT preparation and more.  And Khan Academy is available in 40 languages!

You’ll find Khan Academy offered under STEM resources at the MA Department of Early & Secondary Education website for Educational Resources for Students and Families during COVID-19.  Also included is Continue reading

Mondays with Michelle Obama!

Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS recently announced a special collaboration with former First Lady, Michelle Obama, in support of the recently announced “Read Together, Be Together” Penguin Random House literacy initiative and PBS KIDS’ “Read-Along” effort on Facebook and YouTube.
Mondays with Michelle Obama” is a four-week series of videos that will feature

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413Families Learning @ Home + Other Resources for Home

This wonderful slideshow is composed of photographs from families in response to a recent  413 Families/Familias request to share how they’re learning at home.  From these images, we can see that families are finding ways to learn together during this challenging time away from school.

As we’ve been doing here, we’ll continue to share resources for distant learning, including 413 Families/Familias, which is

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PBS Kids Resources for Parents

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  • PBS KIDS is launching a weekday newsletter during the COVID-19 emergency to share activities and tips families can use to keep children playing and learning at home.
  • The PBS KIDS 24/7 channel offers anytime access to trusted educational series for kids ages 2-8 (check local listings).
  • The PBS KIDS Games app offers nearly 200 educational games that can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about these and PBS KIDS’ other apps HERE .
  • The PBS KIDS Video app is available on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices and offers on-demand educational videos, and a livestream of the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel. No subscription required.

Apply to be a WGBH/WGBY 2020 Educator Ambassador!

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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Teachers: Take a look at The Long View

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

Students as Media Literate Citizens

Common Sense Media reports that the average teenage spends 9 hours online daily.  Of more concern than this daily dose of media consumption — gaming, YouTube, social media and web surfing — is that students are engaging with media without the skills to responsibly interact with it.

To counteract time spent online, especially amid today’s climate of fake news and viral media, teachers need to do their part to prepare students to be media literate citizens.

With already packed curriculum, teachers can turn to PBS for  Continue reading

Flexible PBS TeacherLine Courses Start October 9

PBS TeacherLine online courses for Pre-K – 12 educators are flexible, collaborative and designed for a teacher’s busy schedule.  They can help you earn PD credits and offer a way to stay on top of your teaching career.

Of his experience Charles Besancon, Computer Instruction Specialist, said, “The course I took exceeded my expectations both in quality of content and communication with both peers and facilitators.”

You can explore PBS fall courses and can even try a free 3-hour course entitled Continue reading