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January, 2017 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2017janNEWS.pdf

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Degrees of Diversity: A WXXI News Reporting Series

ICYMI: WXXI News Podcasts of Degrees of Diversity: A Teacher Diversity series on The Challenges & Paths Forward http://wxxinews.org/topic/degrees-diversity
WXXI News takes an in-depth look at diversity among local teaching staffs in Degrees of Diversity, a weeklong series. More than 80 percent of public school teachers in the U.S. are white, and a WXXI News investigation has found that the disparity is much more severe in the Rochester and Finger Lakes regions. What are the challenges and paths forward?
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PBS Digital Innovators 2017
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PBS LearningMedia NY is the go-to destination for instant access to 120,000 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. Register for your free account for bonus tools http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org

  • Online Digital Training

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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.

Reading Calendar

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Homework HotlineNEW TIME!

Homework Hotline helps students with their homework, Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-5pm statewide on NY PBS stations, during the school year. Students that involve their parents in homework are more invested and engaged with their own school success!

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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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Splash and Bubbles

Splash & Bubbles: One Big Ocean Movie Event on 1/16 10am and 2pm
Marine biology and ocean science through a multiplatform media experience that builds social-emotional skills.
Mark your calendars and get ready to watch , Splash and Bubbles beginning Weekdays at 10am and 2pm on WXXI-TV and on-demand on the PBSKids.org and PBS Kids Player App (free).

Join WXXI & Strong Museum on January 7 & 8th for "All Under the Sea" Weekend with screenings of Splash & Bubbles and fun activities with the price of General Admission.

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The WXXI Education Outreach Center Staff

Educational Outreach Center

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 Read Feature Articles
& Watch On-Demand Programming

The Bad Kids

Coming in January: Screening & Discussion
The Bad Kids by Lou Pepe and Keith Fulton on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Little Theatre. 

Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids."  The discussion following will be moderated by Sasha-Ann Simons from WXXI News and feature local connections to the film.

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See American Graduate Programming in January on WXXI World 21.2/1275

Rich Hill
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 9:00pm
Can a school save a community? Oyler: One School, One Year asks just that, telling the story of a Cincinnati public school fighting to break the cycle of poverty.. Airing on WXXI-World, January 1, 2016 at 9pm. (Re-air dates through 1/4/17)

All the Difference
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 6:30pm
Follow three boys as they navigate the often-treacherous road between childhood and adolescence in an economically depressed Missouri town.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 7:30pm
The largely invisible and often crushing struggles of young African-American men come vividly — and heroically — to life in All the Difference, which traces the paths of two teens from the South Side of Chicago who dream of graduating from college.


Veterans Connection:

Veterans Connection

Pearl Harbor Tour

    Pearl Harbor Special Collection: Video Clips and Archived Virtual Field Trip Webcast:

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    Constructing, Creating & Bob the Builder:

    Bob the Builder

    Connect to WXXI Education's newest Pinterest board designed to showcase the fun STEM and maker hands-on activities and online resources for young children inspired by Bob the Builder's can-do attitude and love of problem solving. Connect here

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    The Little

    Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

    See the first hour of the new Masterpiece drama series "Victoria" on the big screen before its TV premiere. Free but reservations required.

    Mercy Street
    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

    See the season premiere of Mercy Street on the big screen before its WXXI-TV debut.

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Join WXXI and Al Sigl Community Agencies for a FREE pre-screening of Gabe – part of Dialogue on Disability special programming.

    We need your input!

    • The Little Theatre is planning a project to re-design a space in theater #3 to make it more multi-purpose and useful to more members of the community.  This initiative includes a programming component which will identify a plan for new youth-centered monthly programs.  Please help us gauge interest and collect information on the type of programming plan that will be most useful/accessible and needed in our community.  Please feel free to share


      Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies

      • New Training Topics Available:
        Register for Training & Learn more at: flraen.org

      • National Skills Coalition Releases Report on Up Skilling the American Workforce


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