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Compact Science | Premiering March 30

Compact Science is an engaging new YouTube series from WNED PBS and the Buffalo Museum of Science that explores the wonders of science. Host Sarajane Gomlak Green investigates the geology of Niagara Falls, discovers the chemistry at work in sponge candy, learns how density is the key to lake-effect snow, and more. If you’re curious about the world around you, there’s a lot to explore and Compact Science will be your guide. 

Geared towards children (grades K-6), their families, and anyone with a curiosity of the world around them, each episode frames a scientific concept with a signature regional connection that celebrates the science and history of the Western New York and Southern Ontario region.

New episodes will be released every other Tuesday at noon beginning March 30 through May 25, 2021. The videos will also be available here on our website along with instructions for the viewer challenge experiments that can be performed at home or in a classroom. 

Compact Science is funded by The Joy Family Foundation.

Virtual Learning Series

Virtual Learning Series | PBS LearningMedia

Social & Emotional Learning Strategies for K-2 Teachers

Ever changing routines, saturated media, big and small feelings and missing friends and families are just a few - out of many - things that come to mind. Young children are adaptin

Virtual Learning Series | PBS LearningMedia

Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching

In this four-part series, we will explore tools for anti-racist teaching and consider the ways in which we can use media to deepen our understanding of systematic racism.

Virtual Professional Learning | PBS LearningMedia

Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia

Teachers,  we wanted to share some of the ways our PBS Digital Innovator All Star educators support engaging, effective distance learning.

Preparing for Online Learning

Learn at Home

BTPM CREATES COMMUNITY CLASSROOM

Learn at Home

BT Public Media is here to support families, educators, and students as a community classroom during these challenging times. Find special program schedules & resources.

Tech Tools & Helpful Hacks | PBS LearningMedia

Isolation: A Pitfall of Online Learning

What makes a bad online lesson? Sometimes online lessons make students feel isolated. A good online component for a class should help students feel included!

PBS EDUCATION

Distance Learning Tips From One Teacher to Another

Your source for teaching inspiration, blogs, and online professional events.

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia

Tap into America’s #1 Educational Media Brand for access to thousands of innovative, standards-aligned digital resources, compelling student experiences, and professional development opportunities. PBS LearningMedia provides access to free, classroom ready, curriculum- targeted digital resources including videos and interactives, as well as, audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans.

PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine

Advance your career and enhance your skills with standards- and research-based graduate-level courses. You can explore an area of interest or meet your professional development requirements in a supportive online environment that makes learning flexible and accessible, even for beginners. PBS TeacherLine provides all the flexibility of Internet-based courses, plus a host of other advantages you can't find anywhere else.

Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn

PBS KIDS Lab is built on the belief that every new technology is an opportunity for learning. CPB and PBS have worked closely with researchers and advisers every step of the way, from building curriculum frameworks to testing early prototypes with kids. They also spend a lot of time with parents and educators to find out how to make learning fun for the whole family. Learn more about the Ready To Learn grant that funds PBS KIDS Lab.

American Graduate

American Graduate

American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is public media’s long-term commitment to supporting community-based solutions to help keep youth on the track to a high school diploma and beyond. Supported by CPB, more than 128 public radio and television stations have joined forces with more than 1,700 partners and at-risk schools across 48 states and one territory.

TEACHERS LOUNGE

Innovative Curriculum

Youth Media

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

Connecting students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum and an online collaborative space.

American Portrait

The Art of Storytelling

Students will explore the notion of the American dream first by defining it and then by examining how it has changed over time.

Introducing Reach Out - Recognize Relationship Abuse

ReachOut - Recognize Relationship Abuse

1 in 3 teenagers report experiencing some form of abuse in their dating relationships. Only a third of those ever talk about it with someone. While they might not come to you directly, as an educator, you are in a unique position to see the warning signs and red flags. They are likely to be hiding the situation from family members, but be more open in school. If you recognize the signs, take action. Learn how on the project website.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media has partnered with the Family Justice Center of Erie County to bring you Reach Out - Recognize Relationship Abuse, online and on television to help give you the tools you need to start a conversation with someone you think might be in an abusive relationship.

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Cyberbullying: A Relentless Cycle

WBFO's Eileen Buckley leads a panel of experts discussing cyberbullying and how to tackle a 24/7 torment. Learn strategies students, teachers and parents can use to minimize it.

Karen's Story

Christian's Story

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