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“The Power of Music: P-5 Teaching Inspired by El Sistema” Available Online

November 21, 2014

El Sistema is a transformational music education program, begun by José Antonio Abreu in 1975 in Venezuela, that has helped hundreds of thousands of children in poverty envision a brighter future for themselves. Music educators in the United States, inspired by their Venezuelan colleagues, have begun to establish programs with a similar mission — to [...]

New Cyberchase Game Launches: Rescue Ecotopia!

November 20, 2014

Calling all STEM educators and cyber-fans! WNET is happy to introduce Rescue Ecotopia!, a new web game from Cyberchase. In this game, Hacker is unleashing disasters across Ecotopia, and it’s up to players to save the cybersite by adding the animals and plants it needs to stay healthy. Using systems thinking and their knowledge of [...]

NYC STEAM Week November 16th – 22nd, 2014

November 4, 2014

WNET will be participating in the NYC Early Learning Network’s 2014 STEAM WEEK taking place from Sunday, November 16th – Saturday, November 22nd. This city-wide event has museums, libraries, parks, and community centers in all five boroughs opening their doors to offer over 65 free science, technology, engineering, art and math activities for early learners [...]

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., [...]

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