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November, 2015 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

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

PBS Kids

Get Your Tech On 2015

Register for Webinars:

  • Creating Meaningful Assessments in the Digital Age Monday, 11/9 at 7pm
  • Apps, Tools and Tech Tips You Can Use Tomorrow Tuesday, 11/17 at 7pm
  • Tips for Transforming Your Classroom into a Personalized Learning Environment Thursday,12/3 at 7pm
  • And more at:http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/events/

Use ny.pbslearningmedia.org to discover FREE digital lesson plans, videos, and interactives to help engage your students and inspire learning.

Register for a free account: When you login you can access to bonus online tools: (Click the Login button in the upper right to complete the sign-up process.)Teacher Tools Available When You Register:

  • Save and share resources
  • Discover local content
  • Access storyboard, quiz maker and lesson building tools
  • Get information on professional development webinars and events
ENTER THE GET YOUR TECH ON SWEEPSTAKES: bit.ly/GetYourTechOn (Through 12/11) Learn More in the Education E-Newsletter

WXXI's Daily Reading & Learning Activity Calendar:

Ideas everyday to promote learning with young children! Great to share with parents! Available in English & Spanish.

WXXI Reading CalendarConnect at: http://wxxi.org/education/parents.html#ReadingCalendar

Homework Hotline

Statewide live homework help show, Homework Hotline begins a NEW season helping students with their homework. The show 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!

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).

Learn More in the Education E-Newsletter

Educators: Would your students like to participate in Homework Hotline's book reviews?

WXXI pre-produces them at your school. Selected students review a favorite book in 1-2 minutes for kids across New York State. The best reviews air on the show across New York State and on the Homework Hotline website and video channels.

Interested? Learn More Education E-Newsletter

Veterans Connection

WXXI's New Veterans Connection Initiative will:

The Classroom Collection explores:

  • Experiencing War
  • Returning from War
  • Commemorating War and Analyzing War
  • Resources for Families and Teachers

Learn More in the Education E-Newsletter :

Children's Educational Program Line-up Changes Begin Novemenber 16th on WXXI-TV!
  • WXXI-TV (WXXI 21.1 or TWCable 11/1221 On Week days 6am-6pm
  • WXXI Create KIDS schedule on WXXI 21.3 or TW 1276 7-days a week from 6pm-9pm.
  • On-Demand Streaming Services, or pbskids.org or Free PBS Kids Video App

Learn More: Education E-Newsletter

PBS LearningMedia New York

WXXI's Education Video Service: Free to WXXI educational institutions, teachers, students, & parents. Go to http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org

PBS LearningMedia NY is the go-to destination for instant access to 100,000 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.

American Graduate

WXXI's American Graduate Initiative:

WXXI is dedicated to building awareness of the national and local issues, cradle to career, 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 Feature

American Graduate News Coverage

Follow the latest education news from WXXI News, Connections with Evan Dawaon talk show and TV news magazine, Need to Know


Go to http://wxxinews.org/term/american-graduate

PBS Kids Writers Contest

WXXI Regional PBS Kids Writers Contest

Does your child love to write and draw? Then they should enter the WXXI PBS Kids Writers Contest where they get to make author and illustrate their own book. Open to children in grades K-3 that live in the viewing area.

The Contest encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the region to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. Eligible children from the WXXI viewing area are encouraged to write and illustrate stories to the local WXXI contest, which will select winners and award prizes. Stories must be received by April 8, 2016 at 5pm. http://wxxi.org/grad for entry forms and rules.

Learn More in the Education E-Newsletter

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!

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

On-Demand American Graduate Programs

Check out new on-demand offerings:

  • Stories from the Classroom

  • Beyond the Classroom

  • Dropping Back In: A Better Life (New Episode)

See Details in the: Education E-Newsletter

Support for WXXI's American Graduate Initiative is provided by:

American Graduate

Newmans Own Foundation

Cyberchase Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet

Cyberchase Season 10

Cyberchase Healthy Kids, Healthy Planet

Episodes will air on Thanksgiving Week. Monday through Friday 11/23 -11/27 5:30 - 6 p.m. on WXXI-TV It's food for thought! Season 10 of Cyberchase will kick off with more brain-tickling tales focusing on math, health and the environment. The goal of the series is to encourage little ones to be active and eat well.

The Brain with David Eagleman

The Brain Screening

The Brain with David Eagleman
Continues Wednesday through Nov. 18th at 10pm

Learn More at http://www.pbs.org/the-brain-with-david-eagleman/home/

Youth Media Opportunity

The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Make history with us: Interview an elder for the Great Thanksgiving Listen. Must be 13 years or older to participate. Teacher Toolkit available.

Learn More: Education E-Newsletter


Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies

  • New Training Topics Available:
    Register for Training & Learn more at: flraen.org
  • Regents Propose Changes to HSE Policies
  • Students Project Tells America's Story

    Learn More: Education E-Newsletter


Learn More in the Education E-newsletter