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April’s Recommended Resources: Shakespeare 400, Autism Awareness and Earth Day

April 5, 2016

PBS is your place for Shakespeare This month, we are proud to celebrate Shakespeare’s legacy – marking 400 years since his death. For an extensive collection of resources, look no further than the video resources from Shakespeare Uncovered on PBS LearningMedia. Shakespeare Uncovered combines history, biography, iconic performances, new analysis, and the personal passions of […]

Meet Kate Baker, a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator!

April 5, 2016

Kate Baker (@KtBkr4) is one of WNET’s 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators and a high school English teacher at Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, New Jersey. Kate’s favorite part of her role as a classroom teacher is fostering students’ excitement for literature and sharing that excitement with colleagues and parents. We caught up with […]

Enter to win a Jackie Robinson poster for your class!

April 5, 2016

Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. “Jackie Robinson,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “was a sit-inner before sit-ins, a freedom rider […]

Introducing NATURE NUGGETS!

April 5, 2016

Sign up for NATURE NUGGETS!—a brand new texting initiative that brings NATURE on PBS straight to your mobile device. These minute-long videos are designed to introduce children to science and animals from around the world. The early learning tips accompanying each video create active language learning and engagement opportunities for kids and their caregivers. Watch […]

March’s Recommended Resources: Women’s History Month & PBS Space Week

March 3, 2016

Women’s History Month March is Women’s History Month. Use our Recommended Resources to spotlight the stories of women – across various disciplines – who have impacted positive change in their communities and around the world. For an extensive collection of resources, look no further than the video resources from MAKERS. This MAKERS series is a […]

WNET Hosts Autism-Friendly “Thomas & Friends” Event

February 23, 2016

Thomas the Tank Engine rolled into the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, New Jersey on February 18th, 2016 for an autism-friendly meet-and-greet event. Many children on the autism spectrum have a well-documented interest in trains. Others are drawn to animated characters because of their exaggerated facial expressions. Put them together, and Thomas the […]

February’s Recommended Resources: Black History Month & More

January 27, 2016

February is Black History Month. Add to your Black History Month lessons with an amazing collection of resources highlighting key events, movements, and traditions as well as notable leaders, artists and activists. For your bulletin boards, we love these African American Quotations from created for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (example to the […]

Meet John Gomperts – America’s Promise Alliance

January 26, 2016

John Gomperts ( @JohnGomperts) is the president & CEO of America’s Promise Alliance, which leads the nation’s largest network of national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. GradNation, the organization’s signature campaign, mobilizes Americans to increase the on-time high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020 and prepare young people for […]

Watch the Recorded FILMS BYKIDS: Inspire Learning with Cinematic Journeys Webinar

January 22, 2016

FILMS BYKIDS: Inspire Learning with Cinematic Journeys Using Student Films as Catalysts for Cross-Cultural Understanding and Critical Thinking Presented by Holly Carter, BYkids founder and executive director; Sandy Goldberg, Director of Education Programs at WNET; with Joe Troyen, founder of PenPal Schools Watch this recorded webinar designed to give educators across the secondary curriculum insights […]

January’s Recommended Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mentoring

January 15, 2016

To kick off 2016, we are focusing on Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mentoring In mid-January, we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the tremendous impact that he has had on our country. Use these resources in your lessons on King or begin compiling them for next month’s lessons celebrating Black History Month: Roads […]

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