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Lincoln Center Screening of Award-winning “FILMS BYkids” Doc Promotes New Education Resources

May 16, 2017

On May 10, 2017, more than 80 people gathered at Lincoln Center for a screening of the award-winning FILMS BYkids documentary Poet Against Prejudice to launch a new collection of resources produced by the Education Department called Promoting Understanding: Islam (A Toolkit for Teachers). Teachers and students gathered for a reception before the screening of […]

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! 5 Ways to Thank a Teacher

May 8, 2017

Thank You Teachers! May 8th – 12th is Teacher Appreciation Week – a week for “honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make in our lives.” We all know how hard teachers work and this week is a great opportunity to say “Thank you!”   Here are a few tips from the WNET Education […]

2 PD Opportunities: LGBTQ Identity: A Toolkit for Teachers Collection

April 27, 2017

  WNET New York Public Media is hosting a professional development workshop for the upcoming LGBTQ Identity: A Toolkit for Teachers Collection on PBS LearningMedia. Learn about the collection and how to best utilize the materials in your school. Dinner and giveaways too! Space is limited, so please RSVP to Mary Kennedy (kennedym@wnet.org) by May […]

You’re invited to a screening of “Poet Against Prejudice”

April 25, 2017

                                                 “Poet Against Prejudice” Join us for an Exclusive Screening, Panel Discussion, & Reception at Lincoln Center for NYC Educators WNET Education invites you to a special screening of the FILMS BYkids award-winning documentary Poet Against Prejudice in celebration of a new toolkit for teachers that […]

Earth Week Day 5: Planes, Trains, and Cars

April 20, 2017

Planes, Trains, and Cars NYC makes it easy to conserve fossil fuels and pop on the subway. But over the country transportation fossil fuel use is increasing. Fact: In 2015 transportation produced 28 percent of the United States’ overall greenhouse gas emissions. Of the common sources of carbon dioxide emissions only transportation and industrial use […]

Earth Week Day 4: Let the Sun Shine In!

April 20, 2017

Let the Sun Shine In Fossil fuels are a serious problem, making solar power a bright idea. Fact: The electricity sector is the largest U.S. source of greenhouse gas emissions – it was 30% in 2014. Most of those greenhouse gases are produced by the combustion of fossil fuels to produce electricity. Renewable energy sources […]

Earth Week Day 3: Eat for the Planet!

April 19, 2017

Eat for the Planet Cow farts contribute to climate change. Other domestic animals are better for the environment. Fact: Agricultural activities contributed 9% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in 2014. Of those emissions almost a third came from cattle which produce methane as digestive waste. Action Item: Consider alternative meat sources like pork or more […]

Start Your Earth Week Right!

April 19, 2017

Countdown to Earth Day Begins! Small Steps Can Have Giant Impacts This Saturday is Earth Day. We’re giving easy tips to green your day all week and we’ll share our stories on Earth Day. Earth Day 2017 is on Saturday and the Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy. The Earth Day Network is launching a […]

Women’s History Month Resources

April 12, 2017

Looking for resources for Women’s History Month? Try out this collection from WNET Education on everyone from Jane Goodall to Gloria Steinem. Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise Explore the power of words and the life of Dr. Maya Angelou in this collection of resources from American Masters: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Using […]

Earth Week Resources

April 12, 2017

Saturday April 22nd is Earth Day! Celebrate with the learners in your life with these selected resources from PBS LearningMedia and WNET Education!   A Fierce Green Fire Learn how activists and politicians have reacted to climate change in this video from the American Masters film, A Fierce Green Fire. Given how complex of a […]

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