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June, 2015 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2015juneNEWS.pdf

PBS Kids

Summer Time is Learning Time

Summer Time is Learning Time!

During the summer, keeping kids learning and exploring helps prevent learning loss known as the “summer slide”. WXXI & PBS KIDS are here to help families by focusing on literacy and learning over the summer with: Check out these resources and events!

Research shows that students experience significant learning loss unless they t participate in educational activities during the summer months.

For ideas and resources to promote summer learning:, follow WXXI Kids on Facebook & @edoutreach21 on Twitter for regular updates. Check out WXXI's American Graduate site at http://wxxi.org/grad for additional learning resources.

WXXI's Daily Reading & Learning Activity Calendar:

Ideas everyday to promote learning with young children! Great to share with parents! Available in English & Spanish.

WXXI Reading CalendarConnect at: http://wxxi.org/education/parents.html#ReadingCalendar

PBS Writers Contest

WXXI PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners Announced!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place have been announced at each grade-level, Kindergarten through 3rd grade in the WXXI Regional Contest. 1st place entries went on to the national contest which will announce their results this summer. Explore the 2015 winning books and winning entries from past years at: http://wxxi.org/kids/writers

Veterans Connection

WXXI's New Veterans Connection Initiative will:

The Classroom Collection explores:

  • Experiencing War
  • Returning from War
  • Commemorating War and Analyzing War
  • Resources for Families and Teachers

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Regents Review 2.0

Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs for high school students who plan to take New York State Regents exams in the June of 2015.

The programs are available on-demand.

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Children's Educational Program Line-up on
  • WXXI-TV (WXXI 21.1 or TWCable 11/1221 On Week days 6am-6pm
  • WXXI Create KIDS schedule on WXXI 21.3 or TW 1276 7-days a week from 6pm-9pm.
  • On-Demand Streaming Services, or pbskids.org or Free PBS Kids Video App

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PBS LearningMedia New York

WXXI's Education Video Service: Free to WXXI educational institutions, teachers, students, & parents. Go to http://wxxi.org/education/ondemand

PBS LearningMedia NY is the go-to destination for instant access to 100,000 classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, it is free for educators in New York State because of a partnership between NYS Public Broadcasting Stations & PBS.

Sponsored Content:

Finger Lakes Opera

Learn More: http://FingerLakesOpera.com

American Graduate

WXXI's American Graduate Initiative:

WXXI is dedicated to building awareness of the national and local issues, cradle to career, that have led to an alarming dropout rate and to help our community find solutions to ensure a greater number of graduates in the future. Learn More: http://wxxi.org/grad and in the Education E-Newsletter Feature

June 2-9th American Graduate Week on WXXI-World

From June 2nd to 9th, WORLD Channel will showcase documentaries that bring to focus the continuing challenges facing students, parents, teachers and administrators outside of the 90%. Anchoring American Graduate on WORLD are If You Build It and Where God Likes To Be from docu-series America ReFramed, and series Central Standard and Dropping Back In as well as programs from Independent Lens and P.O.V..
  • WXXI World can be viewed over-the-air on Digital Television WXXI channel 21.2 as well as on Time Warner Cable channel 1275.
  • Program Highlights: See WXXI American Graduate Page
  • Schedule times and re-airings of programs on WXXI World TV Schedules

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Recognize a local American Graduate Champion

American Graduate Champion

Who is your champion for education in our community?
Share how they have made the commitment to help children and youth succeed by recognizing them as an American Graduate Champion. Maybe you are a champion! Tell us about it!

Students can also nominate their champions. See information and graphic organizer to get them started at http://wxxi.org/grad

On-Demand American Graduate Programs

Check out new on-demand offerings:

See Details in the: Education E-Newsletter

Watch On-Demand

Project Shattered Silence Project Shattered Silence On-Demand

Project: Shattered Silence presents a candid, in-depth look at the remarkable real-life experiences of 46 high-schoolers from the Tampa Bay area.

Silent Majority The Silent Majority On-Demand

Ever wonder why some teens stay drug and alcohol free? The Silent Majority gives some surprising answers to what teens really want to help them make good choices about drugs and alcohol.

Outside The Box Outside the Box On-Demand

Outside the Box offers insights into the operation of charter schools and examines their short-term and long-term effectiveness.

GoPublic GoPublic: A Day in the Life of An American School District On-Demand

GO PUBLIC: A Day in the Life of an American School District is a 90-minute video document of a single day in an urban public school district, from sun up to long after sundown.

The Homestretch The Homestretch Youth Activity ToolKit Collection On-Demand

The Homestretch Youth Action Toolkit is a collection inspired by the Independent Lens documentary film The Homestretch, about three homeless teens who brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against the odds, they recover from the trauma of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home. A youth action guide, discussion guide, and 5 short film modules provide background information on the film and youth homelessness, along with discussion questions, suggested activities, and additional resources to inspire action to support young people experiencing homelessness. 

Dropping Back In Dropping Back In On-Demand

Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce some of America’s dropouts, the issues they face and the people and programs helping them drop back in and get on with their educations and lives.


Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies

  • New Training Topics Available:
  • TASC Online Interactive Demo Released
  • NYSED/ACCES Revises Assessment Policy
  • OCTAE Report on Transforming Adult Learning
  • Register for Training & Learn more at: flraen.org


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