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Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Network


ACCES/Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Network (RAEN) at WXXI:

For Teachers & Administrators: The RAEN provides research-based training & assistance to improve the quality of NY State Education Department funded adult education, family literacy and workforce development programs.

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WXXI Educational Outreach Center

WXXI Educational Outreach Center: Providing Public Media Educational Resources, Training, Events and Community Engagement from Cradle to Career


Resource Highlights



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Video in Teaching & Learning: (VITAL) Special Collections:




GED Connection

GED Connection: Distance Learning (Home Study)

Series Description: The series uses an engaging documentary-style of instruction with real-life examples of how people use the skills and knowledge needed for the GED at work, home and in the community.

Students must be at least 21 years old to register for the GED Connection program. Contact an agency to sign-up. Watch WXXI-TV (21.1 or Cable 11 or Cable 1011) Wednesday and Fridays 5:00am-6:00am. (WXXI-TV Schedules) Or watch online. Complete assignments and work with an assigned teacher. (The series is also available for classroom use.) Sign-up by contacting Partner Agencies

Workplace Essential Skills

Series Description: For adults who want to get — and keep — good jobs, this adult literacy series may be just the answer. Workplace Essential Skills teaches not just the skills but also the attitudes necessary to succeed at work. Reading, writing, math, communication, and problem solving are presented in workplace contexts. Learners see how to prepare résumés and applications and how to prepare themselves for interviews and for the workplace. Documentary and scripted footage shows what employers look for in new hires and how to fit in and thrive in a new job. This supplementary series for use by classroom, individuals or for integration into an existing program of study.

Crossroads Cafe

Crossroads Cafe

Series Description:The series offers programs that teach English to speakers of other languages by depicting the lives of six characters, their backgrounds, challenges and their daily struggles and strategies as ESL/ESOL learners.
TV 411

TV 411:

Series Description: The series provides practical literacy and life skills focusing on parenting, money matters and health. Lively video lessons teach math and writing, reading comprehension, and include motivational interviews with popular personalities and adult learners.
On Common Ground

On Common Ground:

Series Description: On Common Ground, from the producers of Crossroads Café, addresses key civic and government concepts for EL Civics and citizenship education, emphasizing the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship.
Lifelines

Lifelines:

Series Description: Life Lines TV series tracks the lives of families from different backgrounds, allowing learners to share experiences of others who are stuggling with family literacy issues and making progress.
Lifelines

Madison Heights

Series Description: Madison Heights: the series depicts a K-8 School with an after –school program linking dramatic stories that portray families struggling to overcome adversity with courage, dignity and hope.
PBS LiteracyLink

PBS LiteracyLink

Description: PBS LiteracyLink is a public broadcasting online initiative that links underserved and hard-to-reach adults and their teachers to exciting online learning tools. LiteracyLink's mission is to provide quality adult basic education that is exciting, relevant, accessible and flexible.
Homework Hotline

Need Homework Help?
Watch M-Th 5:30-6pm on WXXI-TV


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Take the Homework Challenge!

Homework Hotline, the live statewide call-in show where students receive help with homework problems right on the air, Monday-Thursday from 5:30-6:00pm on WXXI and PBS stations across New York State. Designed for students in grades 4-12, Homework Hotline provides the tools students need to succeed with homework, and supports academic achievement across a variety of New York State Learning Standards. Teachers from Rochester Dial-A-Teacher take the calls and send them to WXXI studios in Rochester, where host teachers, who are experts in subjects across the curriculum, are standing by ready to help students work through their homework assignments live on television. The Homework Hotline website supplies a video player, games and information to help with those homework challenges as well. Also try the challenge to see if you will be an end of year show host and appear in the Homework Hotline Hall of Fame. Learn More

Dial-A-Teacher

Students and parents who need assistance with homework are invited to call Dial-A-Teacher at 585-262-5000 or toll-free at 1-888-986-2345 from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There is no charge for this service. Dial-A-Teacher online assistance is also available. You can email your questions to teachers at help@rtadat.com Some questions will be answered through the Homework Hotline TV series

Biz Kid$

Biz Kid$

Biz Kid$ is a fun, fast-paced weekly TV series that teaches kids and families about money. Biz Kid$ features compelling stories from real-life kid entrepreneurs and reinforces the importance of budgeting, saving, and giving back to the community. The series is produced by the creators of the Emmy award-winning series “Bill Nye the Science Guy” and offers free activities, games, and video clips for every episode at www.bizkids.com.
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