November, 2014 WXXI Education e-Newsletters
Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2014novNEWS.pdf
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:
- Access the Get Your Tech On Collection free tech-themed content collections for building digital classrooms in PBS LearningMedia New York
- Enter the national sweepstakes to win weekly tablet giveaways.
- Register for Free Professional Development Webinars
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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:
- Homework Hotline Facebook page! &
- Homework Hotline Twitter (@hmwkhotlinetv) Become a fan!
- Series site at: http://homeworkhotline.org
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:
A New PBS Kids series, The ODD SQUAD begins November 26th on WXXI-TV! The series is a live-action media property designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity du jour in each episode.
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Ken Burns: The Roosevelts series Re-airs on WXXI-TV Sundays 2-4pm beginning 10/19-11/30
Lesson Plans and Video Clips Available
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, November 24th - 7:00pm - Evolution of a Criminal
The WXXI Education Outreach Center Staff
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
EVENT: Free Screening/Discussion Panel of "Surviving Year One": American By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa:
Film Description: The story of infant mortality in Rochester and what is being done about it. Learn More:
When/Where:Thursday 11/13/2014 6:30pm at The Little Theatre.
Reservations required due to limited seating! Reserve your seat and bring your print out "ticket" to the event.
Panel Moderated by PBS Series Host, Maria Hinojosa
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. Re-airing beginning 11/14. See E-Newsletter American Graduate page for details and schedules
WXXI's American Graduate Initiative is made possible in part with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Upcoming WXXI Events:
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
- Programs available online for Adult Educators & Students .
- New line-up for Adult Education Broadcasts M-F 5am-6am. on WXXI-TV
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