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January, 2015 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

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

PBS Kids

WXXI’s PBS KIDS Writers Contest
is a competition designed to encourage
children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of writing
and illustrating by submitting their own original stories.

PBS Kids Writers Contest

Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2014

Entry Form & Rules

Teacher Resources for the Writers' Contest

PBS Kids Writers Guide: Getting Students Started Writing & Illustrating

See Winning Entries from Past Years


PBS Digital Innovators

PBS is Looking for 100 of America's Most Innovative Educators

Accepting applications from K-12 educators now through Feb. 11, 2015

Learn More: Education E-Newsletter

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:


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 Week days 6am-6pm & WXXI-Create 7 days a week 6pm-9pm and at the WXXI Kids Video Player on wxxi.org/kids

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
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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

EVENT: Free Screening/Discussion Panel of "A Path Appears: Poverty & Early Childhood Intervention "

Film Description: Visit West Virginia families struggling to make it and prepare their children for a better life. With guest, Jennifer Garner, see how “Poverty & Early Childhood Intervention” impact the lives of young families. Also see how poverty impacts Teen Pregnancy (Colombia), Forced Child Labor (Haiti). An American Graduate presentation.

The film will be followed by a community discussion of local connections and programs that provide families with early intervention services and support. Learn More:

When/Where: Monday 1/26/2015 7:00pm at The Little Theatre.

A Path Appears

Online screening/chat is scheduled on Feb. 3rd at 2pm

Join WXXI and other national partners for a screening and online chat about the Episode 2 of A Path Appears: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty. Connect Here at the Time of the Event:

FAFSA Fest 2015
Thinking of applying and attending college next fall? 4 FAFSA Fest Events will help high school seniors to file a FAFSA form in the month of February, 2015 to be eligible to receive financial aid for the fall semester. Learn More:

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


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. (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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