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WNET Receives Three Awards at NETA Annual Conference 2014!

October 24, 2014

At this year’s annual NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association) conference in Dallas, WNET was recognized with three NETA awards: Best Documentary Production: ANNIE: It’s the Hard-Knock Life, From Script to Stage Best Teacher Resource Instructional Media: The Hollow Crown Educational Poster Best Broadcast Instructional Media: TED Talks Education “NETA Awards are especially gratifying, as they [...]

Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games

October 24, 2014

Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom? In 2013, the Games and Learning Publishing Council (a project of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center) conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers. The report [...]

Early Science Learning Blasts-Off with Space Racers

October 6, 2014

Just in time for World Space Week (October 4-10, 2014) Space Racers™, the new, animated, preschool public television series, is launching a collection of FREE educational resources that provide young children with exposure to key aspects of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum: The Space Racers Educator Toolkit includes a DVD with Space Racers [...]

WNET Brings Thomas & Friends to Newark Educators

October 3, 2014

WNET Education presented over 600 Thomas & Friends™ Educator Toolkits to early childcare educators in Newark, New Jersey on October 1st at the 2014 Newark Preschool Convocation. As a community partner, WNET was invited by the Office of Early Childhood to the all-day professional development event. With over 1,000 preschool educators and caregivers in attendance, [...]

WNET Education Hosts the NYC Early Learning Network

July 24, 2014

On Thursday, July 24, WNET Education hosted the NYC Early Learning Network which includes approximately thirty representatives from different early learning organizations across the city, including WNET, who work collaboratively to foster and support an inspired community of parents, caregivers, service providers, and advocates. The goal of the Network is to make New York City [...]

NYC Educators Get “Schooled” on PBS LearningMedia at WNET

July 21, 2014

An enthusiastic group of fifty educators from across New York City’s five boroughs visited WNET last week to participate in the PBS LearningMedia Digital Integrators Program. The goal of the program is to create a community of New York City educators equipped to discover, use, and share best practices for implementing digital media and educational [...]

Cyberchase Game-Making Challenge Winners Announced!

July 16, 2014

We’re excited to announce the winners of the Cyberchase Game-Making Challenge! We received so many fantastic and creative game ideas. Thank you to everyone who participated! The winning games are: “Habitag” created by Sravya T. “What Can You Do with This Trash?” created by Gianna R. “Reuse vs. Waste Bingo” created by Adonis “AJ” G., [...]

Thomas & Friends Roll into the Newark Museum | June 13

June 16, 2014

The 3rd annual Family Preschool Night at the Newark Museum welcomed 885 local preschool families (roughly 2,500 parents and children) as they discovered fun, new ways of supporting summer learning at home. This represents a  20% increase in event attendance from the previous two years, and Newark Public Schools attributes much of that increase to [...]

Schama Shines at the Kraft Center | June 10

June 16, 2014

On Tuesday June 10th, WNET Education hosted over 100 educators, community members, and students at The Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life next to Columbia University in New York City for An Evening with Simon Schama. The evening, in support of the recently-aired series The Story of the Jews, was hosted in partnership with The [...]

Family Preschool Night at the Newark Museum | June 13

June 3, 2014

Thomas & FriendsTM are pulling into the station!  Join WNET and hundreds of families at the Newark Museum on Friday, June 13 for Family Preschool Night.  Don’t miss the opportunity to meet everyone’s favorite No. 1 blue engine and get your photo taken! The exciting day will also include interactive exhibits, hands-on family activities, and [...]

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