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Meet Linnette Attai – Founder of PlayWell LLC

March 4, 2015

Linnette Attai is the founder of PlayWell LLC, a consulting firm that helps guide clients through compliance concerns related to product development, marketing, and media intended for young consumers.  We picked Linnette’s brain in early 2015 on the common issues of privacy, safety, and responsibility affecting today’s children and teens – and what parents and […]

WNET & the Tenement Museum Celebrate Launch of “Mission US: City of Immigrants”

February 12, 2015

Last night, the WNET Children’s and Educational Media team celebrated the launch of City of Immigrants, the newest installment of the award-winning Mission US educational gaming series, now available at mission-us.org. The event was hosted by the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, which served as a partner on development of the game’s history content. The […]

“The Story of the Jews” National Essay Contest Winners Visit NYC!

February 10, 2015

Last spring WNET Education sponsored a national essay contest for high school students in conjunction with the national broadcast of The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama.  More than 150 students watched a clip from the series and submitted essays on the power of stories to influence our personal and cultural identities.  On a […]

Meet Harold Levy – Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

February 2, 2015

Harold Levy, the Executive Director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the largest scholarship foundation in the US, stopped by our WNET offices in early 2015. We sat down with the former NYC Schools Chancellor to get his two cents on the current and future state of scholarships and higher education. 1. How did your […]

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 […]

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