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October, 2016 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2016octNEWS.pdf

PBS Kids

20th Annual Rochester Children’s Book Festival

Saturday, November 12, 2016
10 a.m.—4 p.m.
Monroe Community College
1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester

Stop by the WXXI Table and WXXI Read to Me Corner!
Meet over 40 Children's Authors and Illustrators!

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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! 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

Featured Content:
  • Elections 2016
  • Classroom Debate Tools
  • Daily News Collections

Election Central

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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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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!

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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New Episodes! Mark your calendars and get ready to watch brand new Peg+Cat Mystery Hour episode beginning October 7th at 1pm on WXXI-TV and on-demand on the PBSKids.org Oct 7th and PBS Kids Player App (free).

Learn More About Other Specials and New PBS Kids Episodes in: Education E-Newsletter


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 Feature Articles

Spotlight on Education

Spotlight on Education

ICYMI: SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION featuring 20+ films and documentaries you can be inspired by watching on-demand how teachers, schools, families and non-profits dedicated to helping children and youth stay on track to high school graduation.

WXXI's American Graduate On-Demand Videos at site: http://wxxi.org/grad/ondemand

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SIGHT: The Story of Vision


SIGHT is arguably our most important sense, an extremely complex process, which requires light that can start with photons, generated in distant stars and ending in the visual cortex of our brains. In the middle of this process are our eyes. This hour-long documentary looks at the science, medicine and technology of vision and the individuals who are battling the darkness of blindness. Airs 10/13, 9-10p.m. on WXXI-TV

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Hamilton's America:

Hamilton's America

Hamilton’s Americathe documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton – winner of 11 Tony Awards® and the Pulitzer Prize – premieres Friday, October 21, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV as the season premiere of the PBS Arts Fall Festival, and again on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11 p.m. Preview PBS Arts Fall Festival Screening Event on 10/17 includes a sneak peek of Hamilton's America and other programs in the fall line-up. Details here:

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Join the Debate Toolkit

Invite your students to debate today's issues. The toolkit features educational resources designed to encourage students to participate in and understand the political process through civil debate and collaborative discussion. Numerous debate topics are provided: Download at: http://to.pbs.org/debatetoolkit

On-Demand American Graduate Programs

    Homework Hotline

  • Homework Hotline American Graduate Career Exploration Series:
    Explore a variety of short video segments profiling Career and Technical Education opportunities: Watch On-Demand: http://homeworkhotline.org/careers

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Professional Development for Adult Literacy Agencies

  • New Training Topics Available:
    Register for Training & Learn more at: flraen.org

  • National Skills Coalition Releases Report on Up Skilling the American Workforce


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Veterans Connection

WXXI's New Veterans Connection Initiative will:

Adventure Book

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