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Summer 2014 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

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

PBS Kids

WordGirl Summer Learning

WXXI 2014 Summer Learning Program:

WXXI Summer Program Learning Resources

Prevent Summer Learning Loss : During the summer keeping kids learning and exploring helps prevent learning loss known as the “summer slide”. WXXI & PBS KIDS are here to help families by focusing on literacy and learning over the summer with themed programming, online resources, video clips, episodes, apps, online games, activities and live events.

Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities. To resist this summer slump, WXXI & PBS KIDS are provding 10-weeks of special on-air programming, a variety of online resources to support families.

More Summer Learning Updates: WXXI will feature learning & reading-related episodes and themes from favorite PBS KIDS series on WXXI-TV and new postings of related resources, games and apps on this site.  Follow WXXI Kids on Facebook & @edoutreach21 on Twitter for regular updates. Check out WXXI's American Graduate site at http://wxxi.org/grad for additional learning resources.

Regents Review

Available on-demand at:

Full schedule in Education E-newsletter


Full Day Summer Conference for Rochester Area Educators:

Learn how cultural organizations can collaborate and support classrooms. Keynotes, small group sessions and discussions. Lunch will be provided. Free to first 200 registrants!

Date: 07/23/2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Genesee Country Village and Museum
1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY 14511

Register at: http://rrlc.org/uncommon/

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

Check out WXXI Events for Details: http://wxxi.org/events



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

Raise Up ProjectMake Your Voice Heard!

Vote for your favorite: Raise Up Youth Media Contest Entry! Winners will receive a $5000 Educational Scholarship

One Million High School Students Drop Out of School Each Year in the United States. We Want To Know Why.

Raise Your Voice and Help Remix the Conversation. Raise your voice. Raise the rate. Raise up.
Check out the video!

Who: Youth 15-22 years old are invited to submit their original raps and poems about the dropout crisis in American High Schools. Poems and raps can be submitted by one person (individual) or by a group. 5 individual poems/raps will be chosen as our winners, and each person will receive a $5,000 educational scholarship and a trip to Washington DC to perform at the Kennedy Center on September 28 as part of a huge show around this issue. One group poem/rap will also be selected to receive a $2,500 award.

Visit http://www.raiseupproject.org/

The voting period will be the entire month of July.

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


The WXXI American Graduate Community Engagement Project is locally supported in part by:

First Niagara Foundation

PBS LearningMedia New York

Math at the Core

Math at the Core! A new collection of videos/interactives
Learn More in the Education E-Newsletter

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


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