June, 2015 WXXI Education e-Newsletters
Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2015juneNEWS.pdf
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!
- special programming from favorite PBS KIDS series
- online resources, video clips & episodes
- apps & online games
- hands on activities to do
- live events and community connections, like WXXI's Exploration Stations at Rochester Public Library, Central Library
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 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
WXXI's New Veterans Connection Initiative will:
- Raise awareness of issues & educate the community about what veterans and their families face using programming, a NEW Online Collection of Programs and outreach.
- Our work, includes creating a collection of classroom resources for educators.
The Classroom Collection explores:
- Experiencing War
- Returning from War
- Commemorating War and Analyzing War
- Resources for Families and Teachers
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.
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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-WorldFrom 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
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:
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Watch On-DemandProject 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.
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 On-Demand
Outside the Box offers insights into the operation of charter schools and examines their short-term and long-term effectiveness.
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 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 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.
- 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
- Programs available online for Adult Educators & Students .
- Schedule for Adult Education Broadcasts M-F 5am-6am. on WXXI-TV
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