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Two stories, one fictional and one real-life, demonstrate the healing power of the human spirit. In Helen Ward's book The Tin Forest, a sad old man decides to change things and gradually transforms his surroundings from gloomy and lonely to lush and full. Jeff Bridges reads the story, and LeVar relates the book's theme to what happened in downtown Manhattan following the 9/11 attacks.
Compact Science |
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.
The videos are available here on our website along with instructions for the viewer challenge experiments that can be performed at home or in a classroom. Classroom ready, curriculum- targeted digital resources including the videos and lesson plans are available in PBS LearningMedia.
Compact Science is funded by The Joy Family Foundation.
A VIRTUAL EVENT SERIES
Join the filmmakers and special guests as they explore Muhammad Ali's life and legacy. The hour-long discussions feature clips from the upcoming four-part series.
Pre K-12 Resources
Teaching in-person or virtual? Find resources to support new school routines. As teachers, students, and families enter an uncertain school year with new routines, both in-person and virtual, PBS LearningMedia offers this special collection of flexible resources to support learning from anywhere.
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
BTPM CREATES COMMUNITY CLASSROOM
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!
Distance Learning Tips From One Teacher to Another
Your source for teaching inspiration, blogs, and online professional events.
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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
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: 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.
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PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
Connecting students with a network of public broadcasting mentors, an innovative journalism curriculum and an online collaborative space.
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.
Education News from WBFO
WBFO Facebook Live Event | WAtch Online Now
WBFO hosted a Facebook Live interview with Buffalo School Superintendent Kriner Cash. Cash took questions from the Facebook audience.
WBFO FACEBOOK LIVE EVENT | Watch Online Now
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.