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 […]

PBS is once again looking for America’s most innovative educators!

December 10, 2015

2016 is your chance to become a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator! Apply now for a once-in-a-lifetime FREE PD experience including a trip to Denver, CO preceding this year’s ISTE conference for hands-on training! PBS LearningMedia is looking for America’s most innovative educators who use digital media and technology in the classroom. If that’s you, we […]

Meet Dylan Ryder, a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

December 9, 2015

Dylan Ryder (@DylanMRyder) is one of WNET’s 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators and an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University, the university’s K-8 laboratory school in New York City, New York. Dylan chronicles his thoughts, lesson plans and units on his blog as he works to help students use technology safely, responsibly and […]

“American Graduate Day 2015” Celebrated Over Four Million Champions Committed to Keeping Kids in School

October 13, 2015

American Graduate Day 2015 celebrated more than 4.1 million American Graduate Champions across the country who are working in the 52 partner organizations featured and focused on helping youth stay on track to high school graduation. The broadcast reached 84% of US households and generated over 139 million Twitter impressions of the #AmGrad hashtag. “It […]

MISSION US Workshop on Ellis Island

September 22, 2015

Join WNET Education, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and the National Park Service on October 24, 2015 for a full-day, free workshop on immigration at Ellis Island! Learn more about WNET’s award-winning MISSION US “City of Immigrants” game and best practices for using primary sources with your students. You will also get to tour […]

NASDAQ Closing Bell Event Celebrates AGD 2015

September 11, 2015

On Friday, August 28th, representatives from WNET, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and St. Louis PBS station the Nine Network rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of the fourth annual American Graduate Day which will take place on October 3rd. In honor of the occasion, Neal Shapiro, President […]

American Graduate Day Returns on October 3, 2015!

September 10, 2015

According to the 2015 Building a Grad Nation* report, the national high school graduation rate has hit a record high at 81.4 percent – on track to achieve 90 percent by 2020. But while the overall news is encouraging, there is still significant work to be done, particularly for students of color, students from low-income […]

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