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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 […]

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 […]

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