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September, 2014 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2014septNEWS.pdf

PBS Kids

Get Your Tech On

Get Your Tech On

The Get Your Tech On initiative is designed to support technology and digital resource integration in the classroom.

Today through November 30, area teachers can:

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Homework Hotline

Statewide live homework help show, Homework Hotline begins a NEW season helping students with their homework. The shows returns September 8th Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-6pm. LIVE on NY PBS stations. Students that involve their families in their homework have parents that are more invested and engaged with their school success. Use Homework Hotline as a tool to support families!

You know you "LIKE" homework help!

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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TV & Online Highlights:

New Children's Educational Program Line-up on WXXI-TV Week days 6am-6pm & WXXI-Create 7 days a week 6pm-9pm and at the WXXI Kids Video Player on wxxi.org/kids

Latino Americans

Latino Americans: A 3 part series covering 500 from 1500s to current day. Lesson Plans & On-Demand Videos & Guides & On WXXI-TV 9/28, 10/5 and 10/12 at 2pm

The Roosevelts
Ken Burns: The Roosevelts series begins 9/14

Register to Join the Ken Burns Classroom Chat on 9/16 at 1pm

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Community Cinema

Great free film screenings, followed by great conversations with community facilitators and discussion panels at The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Rochester, NY

Save the Date:

  • Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00pm - Makers: Women in Comedy issue.

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American Graduate

WXXI's American Graduate Initiative:

WXXI is dedicated to building awareness of the national and local issues 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

American Graduate Day 2014

American Graduate Day 2014!

A full-day of broadcast event dedicated to engaging our country and community around the helping kids to graduate?.

Airs Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on WXXI-TV and City12. This live national, multi-platform broadcast event focuses on the individuals and organizations working in communities across the country to keep students on the path to graduation.
Check out the preview video!

Local WXXI features include Early Childhood Education, Mentorship & Support for Learning Outside School & Career Exploration

Learn More: http://wxxi.org/grad

American Graduate Week: 9/21-9/30/2014

Preview the programs and get the Full Schedule in the
Education E-Newsletter

This program is made possible in part with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.


PBS LearningMedia New York

New Name, New Look!
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 tens of thousands of 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. (Previously known as VITAL NY)


The Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Offers Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies.

  • New Training Topics Available:
  • TASC Testing Begins: Learn More
  • TASC Readiness Test
  • TASC Brochures Available
  • Register & Learn more at: flraen.org


Learn More in the Education E-newsletter

Upcoming Events:
NPR Presents: Family Matters: Your Financial Lifetime: 9/9/2014 7pm-8:30pm (Must Register/Free)

WXXI Open House: 9/13/2014 10-2pm

Daniel Tiger and Berenstain Bears
The Berenstain Bears appear courtesy of The Berenstain Bears®: Down A Sunny Dirt Road exhibit on view at The Strong museum. Exhibit produced in partnership with the Berenstain family.

Support for this event is made possible by:

Open House Sponsor Logos

Community Cinema Series

More at: wxxi.org/events



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