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May, 2015 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

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

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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

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WXXI's Monthly Reading 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

Regents Review 2.0

Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs for high school students who plan to take New York State Regents exams in the June of 2015.

Airing from 5:00-6:00 pm on WXXI TV 21.1/Cable 11/1221 and City 12 Cable beginning May 4th. Full schedules in the Education E-Newsletter.

The programs are also available on-demand.

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Children's Educational Program Line-up on WXXI-TV (WXXI 21.1 or TWCable 11/1221 On Week days 6am-6pm

New Episodes of Thomas & Friends May 12-15, 2015

New Episodes of Odd Squad May 25-29, 2015

Odd Squad

WXXI-Create (WXXI 21.3 or TWC 1276) 7 days a week 6pm-9pm and at the WXXI Kids Video Player on wxxi.org/kids

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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.

Raising 100,000 Voices

Raising 100,000 Voices A Youth Digital Media Project

Sponsored Content:

Finger Lakes Opera

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

Upcoming Screening Events

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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:

See Details and Air Dates in the: Education E-Newsletter

Project Shattered Silence

Project: Shattered Silence presents a candid, in-depth look at the remarkable real-life experiences of 46 high-schoolers from the Tampa Bay area. Watch On-Demand

The Homestretch

The Homestretch

The Homestretch:

Three homeless teens brave Chicago winters, high school pressures, and life on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, they recover from a life of abandonment to create new, surprising definitions of home. Watch On-Demand: Available through May 13th

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Dropping Back In

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. While they face similar struggles, each person's story is unique, complicated, messy, revealing, and compelling. On Demand at: http://interactive.wxxi.org/grad/ondemand?page=2

Episode 101 Second Chances - High school dropouts, educators, and researchers introduce the economic and personal costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough, and the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances.

Episode 102 More Than A Statistic - The longer someone is out of school the less likely they are to go back. This program looks at programs designed to get young dropouts back on course.

Episode 103 Complicated Lives - Why does it take many dropouts years to attain a high school equivalency? Why do so many former dropouts struggle in college? The challenges faced by many go far beyond academics.

Episode 104 Working for the Future - In order for America's dropouts to attain college and career readiness, institutions must change. This program looks at innovative programs that are achieving success through working closely with employers to make sure students gain marketable skills; assisting underprepared college students and achieving retention and completion rates far beyond traditional community colleges; and a coalition of manufacturers and community colleges working to train much-needed workers that can help keep high-skills manufacturing in America. Unlimited re-record rights for 10 years.

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



Offers Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies

  • New Training Topics Available:
  • TASC Online Interactive Demo Released
  • USCIS Grant Available: Due May 15th
  • OCTAE Report on Transforming Adult Learning
  • Register for Training & Learn more at: flraen.org


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