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Find lesson plans, explore thematic units, and discover a variety of interactive learning experiences.

Curriculum Resources

Videos, lesson plans, activities and classroom resources based on our television productions and community initiatives - from Discovering New York Suffrage Stories to Reading Rainbow Stories.

PBS LearningMedia Workshops

WNED PBS has many collections available on PBS LearningMedia like The War of 1812, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Let’s Go! and Reading Rainbow Stories. We want to help you implement these engaging resources with your students! Complete this form to request a FREE workshop at your site. 

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.

CTLE Opportunities

Sharpen your instructional skills with these free CTLE Opportunities offered by Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s Learning & Engagement Department. Enhance your content knowledge and pedagogy while meeting your professional development requirements. Our events are also great places to network and share ideas with fellow educators.

Professional Development

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. Sharpen your instructional skills with these professional development resources.

Ready to Learn

Ready to Learn

Through the Ready To Learn Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, CPB and PBS are partners in developing high-quality educational media and resources to advance critical early learning skills for children ages 2-8 to help them succeed in school, work, and life. This collection represents the library of teaching resources created under five Ready To Learn grant cycles. 

Teachers' Lounge

From Buffalo Toronto Public Media

Let's Go!

New Digital Series With Activities for students age 7-11  on PBS LearningMedia

Let's Go! | New YouTube Series

Let’s Go!, an original series from WNED PBS offers adventure to young, curious learners through behind-the-scenes virtual field trips. Come along with our host Chrisena as she interacts with experts and visits exciting sites throughout Western New York. With Chrisena as your guide, Let’s Go! is perfect for educators, kids ages 7-11, their caregivers, and anyone who loves to explore!

Digital Series  with Activities aligned with National Science Education StandardS

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.

Compact History

New Digital Series With Activities for 4-8th grade students  on PBS LearningMedia

Compact History | YouTube Series

Buffalo Toronto Public Media presents Compact History, an original digital series that connects 4-8th grade students to the stories of the past through the social, archeological, or geographic connections they experience today. The episodes will help young people better understand the relevance of historical moments and begin to see themselves as history keepers and makers. 

activities and educational resources you and your child or class can do together

Reading Rainbow Stories

The Reading Rainbow Stories collection is now available on YouTube,, and PBS LearningMedia! Watch stories from the original series you know and love with a stunning, high-definition, new look. 
We invite you to watch and listen as cherished books are read. On PBS LearningMedia you'll find accompanying activities are theme-based, stemming from the featured book, and may include questions for discussion, art projects, or writing prompts. And you'll find family activities!

WNED PBS Parents and Teachers Facebook Group

The WNED PBS Parents and Teachers Facebook Group is a group managed by the Buffalo Toronto Public Media Learning & Engagement Department. It aims to provide educators, parents, caregivers (and anyone interested in enriching the minds of students) daily curriculum and resources from PBS, NPR, and other public media network resources. 

Subscribe to the Learning & Engagement Monthly Newsletter

Interested in receiving the Learning & Engagement monthly newsletter? The newsletter includes timely curriculum resources, parent tips, and information about upcoming community and educator events. If you are interested in signing up to receive the monthly electronic newsletter, please email Samantha Kittinger at

Pre K - 12  Resources

Pre K-12 Resources 

Explore the Outdoors

Nurture kids’ curiosity about the natural world and inspire outdoor fun. Explore these PBS LearningMedia resources  to introduce topics like- bugs, narture, recycling, and Earth, and explore the outdoors together!

Virtual Learning Series

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.

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.

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.