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December Recommendations: Thomas & Friends, the Holidays, and Coding Month

December 5, 2016

‘Tis the season for holly jolly good times and new adventures on Thomas & Friends! Join Thomas and his engine friends for trainloads of snowy fun in new episodes that promote social- emotional development in preschoolers. When Percy and Harold deliver letters to Santa, they learn the importance of teamwork and perseverance. Donald and Douglas plow […]

WNET & Winter’s Eve Welcome Nearly 1,000 Visitors to the Tisch WNET Studios

December 2, 2016

  On Monday November 28th, WNET welcomed nearly 1,000 visitors to the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center during the Lincoln Center BID’s fabulous Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square celebration. This was WNET’s eighth year joining the festivities as a participant and media partner for the City’s largest outdoor holiday festival. Families from the community […]

Tremendous Turnout at “Thomas & Friends” Brooklyn Event on Nov 11, 2016

December 2, 2016

  On Saturday, November 5 2016, WNET and the Brooklyn Public Library welcomed more than 900 parents, caregivers and children to “Meet Thomas at the Library.” Families from all five boroughs as well as Westchester, Long Island and New Jersey lined up around the block for a literary adventure with their #1 favorite blue engine. […]

May’s Recommended Resources: GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING, Armed in America and Election Central

May 17, 2016

Life Beyond Broadcast: GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING Starting on May 18th, PBS is proud to air GENIUS BY STEPHEN HAWKING, a six-part science series presented and narrated by renowned theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking (watch a preview here). In each episode, a different group of people will be challenged to think like the greatest scientific […]

Thousands Attend 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference in DC

May 11, 2016

This past March, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards hosted the 10th Annual Teaching & Learning Conference in Washington, DC. Teaching & Learning (T&L) is a two-day gathering of thousands of educators, policymakers, leaders, elected officials, researchers, and others who work to improve and advance the education profession and, “ensure that all of today’s […]

Teacher Appreciation Week 2016: Education Department shares who inspired them!

May 2, 2016

This Teacher Appreciation Week, we’ve asked the members of our Education Department to share teachers who have impacted their lives. We’ll be updating the page all week with new submissions from our Education Team! Kicking off with our VP, Carole. “I don’t know where to start—there were so many teachers who helped me along the […]

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 […]

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