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March, 2017 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2017marNEWS.pdf

PBS Kids

Educator Webinars:

  • PBS LearningMedia 101: March 16th 7-8pm ET
  • Digital Storytelling with Stop Motion: March 22nd 7-8pm ET
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PBS LearningMedia NY is the go-to destination for instant access to 120,000 classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! Free to NY educational institutions, teachers, students, & parents from NYS Public TV stations & PBS. Register for your free account for bonus tools http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org

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WXXI's Daily Reading & Learning Activity Calendar:
Ideas everyday to promote learning with young children! Great to share with parents! Available in English & Spanish.

Reading Calendar

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New WXXI Kids 24/7 Channel and Live Stream

WXXI Kids 24-7
Go here for schedules and the live stream

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Music In Our School Month

Music in Schools Month

In celebration of Music in Our Schools Month, Classical 91.5 will honor music teachers and share the importance of music education with listeners. Throughout the month our hosts will present music performed by youth soloists and ensembles, produce features on local music teachers and students doing great things, and announce school musicals and concerts on air and at Classical 91.5’s online arts calendar.  We will also partnered with the Rochester Education Foundation (REF) to encourage donations of used instruments for youngsters in the Rochester City School District.

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Homework HotlineNEW TIME!

Homework Hotline helps students with their homework, Monday-Thursday 4:30pm-5pm statewide on NY PBS stations, during the school year. Students that involve their parents in homework are more invested and engaged with their own school success!

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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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The WXXI Education Outreach Center Staff

Educational Outreach Center

American Graduate

WXXI's American Graduate Initiative:

WXXI's cradle to career initiative 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 Read Feature Articles
& Watch On-Demand Programming

Emperor Science Award

Calling all 10th and 11th graders who love science: Apply for the Emperor Science Award – if selected, you will be paired with a mentoring scientist and have the opportunity to work on a cancer research project. You’ll also receive a Google Chromebook and a $1,500 stipend to use in your research. Don’t miss out! APPLY NOW!

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away Screening/Talkback: What happens when an at-risk kid is on track to be successful in life and then it all goes wrong? 4/10 7-9p at the Little Theatre. Learn More:

The Bad Kids

The Bad Kids: Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give underserved students command of their own futures. Airing: Mon, 03/20 10:00pm - 11:30pm on WXXI-TV & 3/22 on WXXI-World

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See More American Graduate Programming in March on WXXI World 21.2/1275

Veterans Connection:

Veterans Connection


Ken Burns: American Storyteller: Airs 3/6 at 9pm on WXXI-TV & re-airs 3/11 at 2pm.

Ken Burns

Follow Ken Burns history as a filmmaker and get an exclusive look at his upcoming Vietnam War Series coming to PBS in Fall, 2017. Learn More:

Vietnam War

Get a first look at the Vietnam War Series Online

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 9:00pm

In Africa's Great Civilizations, Gates chronicles a sweeping 200,000-year journey of discovery, showing the complexity, grandeur and diversity of many millennia of undiscussed and unknown details about Africa’s compelling and dramatic history. A 3-part series airing 2/27, 3/1 & 3/2 at 9pm-11pm on WXXI-TV. The series will re-air on WXXI-World 3/2-3/4 8pm-10pm

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Henry Louis Gates
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
As part of the Little Theatre's Black History Month special screening series, partnering with Writers & Books, WXXI is pleased to present this special screening followed by a panel discussion.

American Masters – Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, encore broadcasts are on Saturday, February 26 at 2 p.m. & March 14 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. 

Rochester Teen Film FestivalCall for Entries: Deadline 6/10.

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Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies

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