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April, 2015 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2015aprNEWS.pdf


PBS Kids

Explore the Outdoors

April 20-24th explore the outdoors with PBS Kids programs: Wild Kratts, Dinosaur Train and Daniel Tiger.

Find program schedules, video clips, online games and offline hands-on activities to explore the environment at: http://pbskids.org/outdoors.

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Nature Works Everywhere Collection for Earth Day:

Nature Works Everywhere


The PBS LearningMedia Collection:
http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/nature-works-everywhere/

Explore the amazing ways in which nature works to make our lives cleaner and healthier every day. In this series of videos from The Nature Conservancy, see how all types of environments, plants, and animals play crucial roles in maintaining our global ecosystem, and how we can help play a role as well in making a more sustainable future.

 


Homework Hotline

Statewide live homework help show, Homework Hotline is here to help New York State students with their homework. The 24th season airs 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! Teachers from 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 kids work through their homework.

  • LIVE STREAM of the show at http://homeworkhotline.org
  • Student Segment Hosts
  • School Sign-up to have WXXI tape Student Book Reviews for the Show!
  • New video clips on topics across the curriculum on the Homework Hotline YouTube Channel.
  • For Homework Help Call:
    Dial-A-Teacher: Mon.-Thurs. 4-7pm
    (585) 262-5000 (in the Rochester, NY area)
    1-888-986-2345 (toll free everywhere else)

You know you "LIKE" homework help!

Insider updates at:

NYSUT

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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Children's Educational Program Line-up on WXXI-TV (WXXI 21.1 or TWCable 11/1221 On Week days 6am-6pm

WXXI-Create (WXXI 21.3 or TWC 1276) 7 days a week 6pm-9pm and at the WXXI Kids Video Player on wxxi.org/kids

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Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Did you miss the 6-hour docu-series, Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies? It is available on-demand at: http://cancerfilms.org

About: The series, presented by Ken Burns and produced by Barak? Goodman, tells the comprehensive story of cancer, from its first description in an ancient Egyptian scroll to the gleaming laboratories of modern research institutions. The film interweaves a sweeping historical narrative with intimate stories about contemporary patients, and an investigation into the latest scientific breakthroughs that may have brought us, at long last, within sight of lasting cures.


 

 




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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


Recognize a local American Graduate Champion


American Graduate Champion

Who is your champion for education in our community?
Share how they have made the commitment to help children and youth succeed by recognizing them as an American Graduate Champion. Maybe you are a champion! Tell us about it!
http://interactive.wxxi.org/grad/form

Students can also nominate their champions. See information and graphic organizer to get
them started at http://wxxi.org/grad


The Homestretch

The Homestretch

The Homestretch:

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home. Watch On-Demand: Available through May 13th

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Dropping Back In

Dropping Back In features half-hour programs which introduce some of America's dropouts, the issues they face and the people and programs helping them drop back in and get on with their educations and lives. While they face similar struggles, each person's story is unique, complicated, messy, revealing, and compelling. On Demand at: http://interactive.wxxi.org/grad/ondemand?page=2

Episode 101 Second Chances - High school dropouts, educators, and researchers introduce the economic and personal costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough, and the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances.

Episode 102 More Than A Statistic - The longer someone is out of school the less likely they are to go back. This program looks at programs designed to get young dropouts back on course.

Episode 103 Complicated Lives - Why does it take many dropouts years to attain a high school equivalency? Why do so many former dropouts struggle in college? The challenges faced by many go far beyond academics.

Episode 104 Working for the Future - In order for America's dropouts to attain college and career readiness, institutions must change. This program looks at innovative programs that are achieving success through working closely with employers to make sure students gain marketable skills; assisting underprepared college students and achieving retention and completion rates far beyond traditional community colleges; and a coalition of manufacturers and community colleges working to train much-needed workers that can help keep high-skills manufacturing in America. Unlimited re-record rights for 10 years.

WXXI's American Graduate Initiative is made possible in part with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

CPB


PBS LearningMedia New York




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 87,000 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.


RAEN

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

  • New Training Topics Available:
  • TASC Online Interactive Demo Released
  • TASC Brochures Available
  • USCIS Grant Available: Due May 15th
  • OCTAE Report on Transforming Adult Learning
  • Register for Training & Learn more at: flraen.org


FastForwardNY

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Raising 100,000 Voices

Raising 100,000 Voices A Youth Digital Media Project