March 2014 WXXI Education e-Newsletters
Download complete March, 2014 e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2014marNEWS.pdf
Echoes & Reflections: A Multimedia Curriculum on the Holocaust: Last Chance to Register!
Free Teacher Professional Development Opportunity
March 1st 8:30am-1:00pm at WXXI: 280 State Street, Rochester, NY, 14614 (Parking available next door.) Register by contacting Shelley Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The 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.
Learn More: Download Application Form & Rules
Deadline: April 25, 2014
Check out past WXXI winners:
See the PBS National Contest
Statewide live homework help show, Homework Hotline hosts a 23rd season, helping students with their homework. The shows airs live Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-6:00PM on NY PBS stations and on a live stream on the show website. Students, whose families are involved in their homework, are also more invested and engaged with their school success. Use Homework Hotline as a tool to support students & families!
- March Women's History Resources
- WXXI-TV Women's History Programs
- NEW: LIVE STREAM of the show at http://homeworkhotline.org
- NEW Student Segment Hosts
- New video clips on the Homework Hotline YouTube Channel.
- Get additional insider updates on our new Homework Hotline Facebook page! & Homework Hotline Twitter (@hmwkhotlinetv) Become a fan! You know you "LIKE" homework help!
- Visit the series site at: http://homeworkhotline.org
Statewide funding is provided by New York State United Teachers (NYSUT).
Dial-A-Teacher support is provided by Rochester Teacher Association (RTA).
VITALNY Powered By PBS LearningMedia
WXXI's Education Video Service: Video In Teaching & Learning NY (VITALNY). Free to WXXI educational institutions, teachers, students, & parents. Go to http://wxxi.org/education/ondemand
VITAL NY Powered by PBS LearningMedia™ 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, VITAL NY is free for educators.
Over 30,000+ high-quality, curriculum-based, digital assets – videos, interactives, audios, images, and documents – contributed by over 90 stations, producers, and partners.
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
Save the Dates
- 3/31/14—Medora —The film follows the successful high school varsity basketball team of Medora, Indiana—a once booming community now crippled economy and dwindled population.
- 5/26/14 (tentative date) - The New Black—tells the story of how the African American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.
Learn more: Community Cinema Events:
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
Host Your Own American Promise Screening or Teacher Professional Development
American Promise traces the experiences of an African-American boy and his friend from Brooklyn at a prestigious private school in Manhattan from Kindergarten-High School graduation. Use the film and discussion guide to start discussions about diversity, parent engagement, family support, race and education, school choice, and black male achievement.
- Host a viewing party--large or small--to watch and discuss American Promise.
- Host a teachers or faculty event. Watch the film and then use the professional development curricula.
- Host a black male achievement panel with leaders in your community.
- Host a PTA, community center, citizen event, after school or education or youth event for citizens and teens that care about making a difference.
- Host a class event with high school students to discuss these issues. Use issues raised as writing prompts
- Host a community forum at your public library or other community site to discuss the issues
This program is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The WXXI American Graduate Community Engagement Project is locally supported in part by:
Calling all middle school teachers!
“Read, Watch, Interact – Literacy for Grades 5-8!”
When: Wednesday, March 12th at 3:30-4:30pm.
Description: will showcase Common Core-aligned resources from the Inspiring Middle School Literacy Collection, along with a variety of themed content collections available on PBS LearningMedia. Questions? Contact Carolyn_Jacobs@wgbh.org.
Hosted by VITAL NY, NY State Public Broadcasting Stations and PBS LearningMedia.
Inspiring Middle School Literacy is funded by the Walmart Foundation, produced by WGBH and is available here, http://vitalny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/midlit/.
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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, Ken Burns and PBS have launched a major national public outreach campaign to challenge everyone across the country, especially students, to video record themselves reading or reciting the Gettysburg Address.
Learn how to get involved: http://wxxi.org/theaddress
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The Finger Lakes Regional Adult Education Offers Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies.
- New Training Topics Available:
- TASC Testing Begins: Learn More
- Register & Learn more at: flraen.org
- March 28: BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Training
- 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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