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February, 2017 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

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

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PBS Digital Innovators 2017
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Deadline: February 13th!

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

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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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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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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

Emperor Science Award

Calling all 10th and 11th graders who love science: Apply for the Emperor Science Award – if selected, you will be paired with a mentoring scientist and have the opportunity to work on a cancer research project. You’ll also receive a Google Chromebook and a $1,500 stipend to use in your research. Don’t miss out! APPLY NOW!

The Bad Kids

Coming in March:
The Bad Kids

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."

Airing: Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:00pm - 11:30pm on WXXI-TV

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

Veterans Connection:

Veterans Connection

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New WXXI Kids 24/7 Channel and Live Stream

WXXI Kids 24-7
Go here for schedules and the live stream

New Daniel Tiger Parent Apps for Teaching Social Emotional Skills with Songs:

Daniel Parent App

Grr-ific News! Daniel Tiger for Parents App gives parents and children the opportunity to learn together about feelings, self-control, responsibility, kindness, and more -- at home or on the go, using songs and videos to help. Free Download here

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WXXI's Black History Programming

Check out all the documentaries and series!

Africa's Great Civilizations

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00pm
In Africa's Great Civilizations, Gates chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africa’s compelling and dramatic history.

The Little

Henry Louis Gates
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
As part of the Little Theatre's Black History Month special screening series, partnering with Writers & Books, WXXI is pleased to present this special screening followed by a panel discussion. 


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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