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WNET Hosts NYC Digital Integrators Workshop

January 8, 2015

During December 2014, WNET Education collaborated with the New York City Department of Education to host 56 local area teachers for workshops on how to effectively implement PBS LearningMedia digital content and public media in their classrooms. On December 4, social studies teachers explored how to utilize videos and popular instructional games such as Mission […]

Meet Larry Cocco – SETDA State Leader of the Year

January 7, 2015

Laurence Cocco from the New Jersey State Department of Education recently received the SETDA State Leader of the Year Award, given annually to recognize an active SETDA member who has exhibited outstanding leadership by advancing education in his/her state through the use of technology.  Larry also currently serves on and was former chairperson of the […]

Newark GradNation Summit Highlights Efforts to Reengage Students

January 5, 2015

WNET Education was on site at the GradNation Summit in Newark on Thursday and Friday, December 11 & 12. The event brought together local, regional, state and national leaders as they started a dialogue and collective action to reengage students who have left Newark Public Schools. Right now, an estimated 4,000 young people age 16 […]

WNET to Co-sponsor Newark GradNation Summit

December 1, 2014

WNET is excited to co-sponsor the Newark GradNation Summit: Expanding Educational Pathways for Disconnected Youth being held on December 12th and 13th, 2014 at the Paul Robeson Campus Center at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. This two day convening will bring local, regional, and national stakeholders together to develop a sustainable focus and coordinated […]

WNET Conducts Early Education Tri-lingual Workshop in NYC

November 24, 2014

On Wednesday, November 19, WNET Education conducted a tri-lingual workshop for 60 early childcare providers at the Hamilton Madison Settlement House in Chinatown. With the help of Mandarin and Spanish translators from the Settlement House, the Education team taught participants to use PBS Kids properties with their young children to promote early learning. The early […]

“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 […]

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