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April, 2016 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2016aprNEWS.pdf

PBS Kids

Explore the Outdoors

STEM Exploration Day

WXXI and partners will be bringing the outdoors inside—we will be exploring the environment, health, nature, animals, conservation, recycling, gardening, and much more! Put your curiosity hat on and join us for a fun learning time!

  • Where: WXXI Studios, 280 State Street, Rochester, NY
  • When: Saturday, April 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Free & Open to the Public

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Register for your free account for bonus tools http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org

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! Free to NY educational institutions, teachers, students, & parents from NYS Public TV stations & PBS.

Featured Content: Elections 2016 & Shakespeare

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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 Calendar
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Homework Hotline

Homework Hotline helps students with their homework, Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-6pm statewide on NY PBS stations. Students that involve their parents in homework are more invested and engaged with their school success!

Insider updates at:


Statewide funding is provided by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT)

Dial-A-Teacher support provided by Rochester Teacher Association (RTA).

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April is Autism Awareness Month:

Check out Move to Include Programming & Resources

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The WXXI Education Outreach Center Staff

Educational Outreach Center

Sponsored Content:

RIT Imagine 2016

American Graduate

WXXI's American Graduate Initiative:

WXXI's cradle to career initiative 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 Feature Articles

RE:Dream Project

What's Your American Dream? 40 videos sharing the hopes & struggles of everyday citizens Use the videos and weekly discussion questions to inspire high school classroom discussion, writing, art and media projects. Share your dreams at: RE:Dream site

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PBS Kids Writers Contest

WXXI Regional PBS Kids Writers Contest

Do your kids love to write and draw? Enter the WXXI PBS Kids Writers Contest. Open to children in grades K-3 that live in the viewing area.

See rules and required registration forms.

Stories must be received by April 8, 2016 at 5pm. http://wxxi.org/grad for entry forms and rules.

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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
    Homework Hotline

  • Homework Hotline American Graduate Career Exploration Series:
    Explore a variety of short video segments profiling Career and Technical Education opportunities that students are exploring while still in high school and their career and college readiness skills: Watch On-Demand: http://www.homeworkhotline.org/careers

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Support for WXXI's American Graduate Initiative is provided by:

American Graduate

Newmans Own Foundation


Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies
  • New Training Topics Available:
    Register for Training & Learn more at: flraen.org
  • CAL Will Roll Out Best Plus 2.0
  • Dropping Back In On-Demand


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Veterans Connection

WXXI's New Veterans Connection Initiative will:

Adventure Book

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