Monday, 22 September 2014 15:42

Adult Education

 

 

 

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For more information locally please contact someone at:

Buffalo Public Schools Adult Education Division

The Adult Education Division (The Division) of the Buffalo Public School District is the premier education and workforce skills training provider in the Western New York region.   With a comprehensive service offering TASC test preparation, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Computer courses/classes, the Division offers FREE educational services either at one of its 35 sites, or via its home-based TASC distance-learning program.   Registration is ongoing throughout the year for anyone aged 17 or older.  

The Division also offers waived or reduced tuition for vocational training programs in the areas of Health Careers, Customer Service/Retail Sales, Building and Construction Skills training, etc.  A comprehensive community education/leisure learning program is also offered in the evenings.  

Using an extensive partnership system with area colleges and community-service agencies such as the Father Belle Center, Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC), CAO Harvard, Response to Love Center, Fruitbelt Leadership, Edward Saunders Community Center,  Gloria Parks Community Center, the YMCA, and the International Institute, the Division services over 6500 students per year. 

Call 716.888.7088 ext 100 

 

ACCES/West RAEN

ACCES/West RAEN serves Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Orleans and Niagara counties.  It is one of seven (7) Regional Adult Education Networks established by the NY State Department of Education's ACCES Adult Education and Workforce Development Team.

Call 716.651.0560 

 

 

Published in Outreach & Education
Monday, 22 September 2014 14:15

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

 

 

JOIN THE FUN!

The annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. Partnering with PBS stations nationwide, the Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.

HOW THE CONTEST WORKS

The Contest is structured the same as the Reading Rainbow Young Writers & Illustrators Contest of past years. Children in grades kindergarten through third are encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to their local stations, which will select winners and award prizes. These winners will then be entered into the national level of the Contest where a panel of judges will select the national winners. National winners will be announced and prizes, including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players will be awarded during summer 2015.

 

The deadline for all entries for the 2015 Contest is:  Monday March 30, 2015

 

Send all entries to:

PBS KIDS Writers Contest

WNED TV

140 Lower Terrace

Buffalo, New York 14202

 

For more information, contact Beth Fronckowiak at 845-7000 x373 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Good Luck!

 

Teacher, Facilitator, & Parent Resources

 

The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a perfect fit for exercising Core Curriculum guidelines in ELA. The contest naturally provides teachers several of the criteria in the ELA Core Curriculum Standards. Not only will teachers be meeting Core Curriculum Standards, but students will have fun in creating something special of their own with a possibility of winning a national writing and illustrating competition. What is needed in order to enter the contest is nothing outside of ordinary ELA lessons.

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Even short stories are complex, and require students to work on a number of elements: characters, plot/story structure, climax/resolution, and setting. This worksheet is intended to help your students expand upon their story idea(s) to develop a strong story.

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This worksheet is intended to help your students start to form ideas for potential stories. The activity provides your students with a blank page to freely develop story ideas through text and illustration. Serving as a precursor to the Brainstorming sheet, this is a place for the child to draw or write topic ideas for their story.

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This supplementary worksheet is designed to help children think about the relationship of images and illustrations to text, or captions. The worksheet provides a few examples of pictures and captions. You can leave the rest of the worksheet blank for your students to draw pictures and write captions for each picture, or you can pre-populate some of the spaces with images to help your student relate current lessons to the story writing project.

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WNED was awarded a grant to address the critical school readiness issue, particularly in low-income communities. The initiative uses a multimedia platform including television programs, interactive games, mobile apps, as well as hands-on activities.

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Find valuable educator resources based on the WNED production Tragedy and Hope: Stories of Painkiller Addiction. An essential component of combating this recent epidemic is awareness and education.

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Access to thousands of free classroom ready, curriculum-targeted PBS digital resources. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as, audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans.

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Published in Outreach & Education
Thursday, 18 September 2014 19:18

Community Learners

 

 

Community Learners

 

 

 

Learn new skills that will help you achieve success and lifelong learning. Explore resources that will educate, entertain, and enlighten you.

People spend more time thinking about much less important parts of their life than they do about who they're going to see for healthcare. Empower yourself to be better participant in your healthcare. Find tools and tips here.

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LiveWell is your source of health and wellness information. LiveWell links you to informative health media, encouragement to make healthy daily choices, inspiring stories from your community, and connections to others like you.

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The Census Bureau projects that by 2015, one out of every four residents in Erie County will be over the age of 65. As a result, family caregiving has become a very real issue for individuals, families and employers in our community. Life Journeys – Solutions for Caregivers is a multimedia outreach response to this growing regional and national need.

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Education is the key to success in life. Find the appropriate resources and organizations for getting your GED, television programs, and websites that can help you do it.

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Thursday, 18 September 2014 19:18

Families

 

 

Families

 

 

Jump start family learning with tips on how to make the most of family television time, advice on fostering reading skills, and the exploration of other issues that are important to families. 

WNED/WBFO’s Focus on Education initiative is a two year reporting and outreach project that will examine the many challenges facing schools today.  From the poor graduation rate in Buffalo to the controversy over Common Core Learning Standards throughout Western New York, our comprehensive coverage will inform and engage the community as it looks for the best solutions for students.

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The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original work.

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Browse and download all the PBS KIDS apps, ebooks, and wallpapers. Learn about PBS KIDS Super Vision - designed specifically for parents, the PBS KIDS Super Vision™ app helps you monitor and make the most of what your child is learning and playing on pbskids.org.


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Parenting resources and tips on raising children, child development articles, crafts and games for you and your child, planning birthday parties, and kids activities.

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Published in Outreach & Education
Thursday, 18 September 2014 17:15

Students

 

 

Students

 

 

 

 Learn more about your favorite TV shows and play online games here!

Join the fun!! Children in grades kindergarten through third are encouraged to write and illustrate stories and submit them to their local stations, which will select winners and award prizes. 

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Watch videos and full episodes of your favorite PBS KIDS shows like Curious George, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That and many more!

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Play games with your PBS KIDS favorites like Curious George, Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger and Peg + Cat!. Games are grouped by New, Popular, Science, Math, Hard Games, Dog Games, and many more categories!


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PBS KIDS is always working on something new! Whether it is new apps focusing on math or an augmented reality game using camera phones. PBS KIDS Lab is where the newest games debut. Be among the very first to see what is new with beloved characters like Curious George, the Cat in the Hat, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid, and more.

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