Summer Fun & Learning with WGBY

Many of these snapshots capture four interns from Springfield’s Putnam Technical-Vocational Academy and one from the University of Massachusetts as they engaged children during WGBY’s 2018 Summer of Fun & Learning.  Throughout the summer, WGBY interns and staff visited Pre-K classrooms at the YMCA and Head Start where we read with children, played PBS KIDS digital games with our mobile media lab and participated in other fun, hands-on learning.

During our weekly visits we were also able to bridge classroom to home with resources from  Continue reading

The Impact of AIDS and The End of Extreme Poverty

December 1st is World AIDS Day, and you can help students (Grades: 9-12) understand the impact of AIDS in countries like Mozambique, where AIDS-related diseases are emerging as a major cause of death among children.

As you can see in this trailer,  FILMS BYKIDS: Home is Where You Find It introduces students to sixteen-year-old filmmaker Alcides Soares, an AIDS orphan who, along with Vovo, survives on the income from their food stand, earning just 20 cents a day and Continue reading

Happy July 4th, Our 241st Birthday

 

A CAPITOL FOURTH, our national Independence Day celebration, kicks off our country’s 241st birthday on Sunday, July 2.  From 8:00 – 9:30pm, WGBY will broadcast the all-star musical broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. With 20 cameras around the city, viewers have a great seat for the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation!

To learn and teach about the history of America’s birthday and discover Continue reading

From the WGBY Collection at the Springfield Central Library: Amazing WordGirl in The Rise of Miss Power

0841887016360_p0_v2_s192x300WordGirl teaches how the power of words can help save the world from bullies and other villains.  Alongside this animated superhero, children build their vocabularies and learn to be lovers of language.
In The Rise of Miss Power, WordGirl and her accomplice Captain Huggy Face battle against underhanded foes and bad vocabulary. Continue reading

Apply to be a Teacher Advisor on WGBH STEM Project

Imagine being able to assist WGBH with a digital media science education project that has the potential to impact millions of students and teachers nationally. You have five days to apply for this teacher advisor opportunity to work with America’s premier producer of science content for public media.

In collaboration with NASA — and possibly you —  WGBH’s The Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms* initiative will Continue reading

Never Too Many Champions of the Environment

Rachel Carson was a woman warrior, willing to face adversity as she helped to get the word out about an environmental crisis that would affect countless people, including children who would be born under a cloud of dangerous chemicals.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 8pm, WGBY broadcasts American Experience: Rachel Carson about this scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world.  Among resources for students, you’ll find a video clip and support materials for Silent Spring, which in 1962 became an instant bestseller that sparked Continue reading