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December, 2014 WXXI Education e-Newsletters

Download complete e-newsletter at: http://wxxi.org/education/k12/2014decNEWS.pdf

PBS Kids

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

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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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TV & Online Highlights:

New 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

Odd Squad

A New PBS Kids series, The ODD SQUAD is a live-action media property designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity du jour in each episode.
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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 with guest, Jennifer Garner in Episode 2 to 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. Learn More:

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

A Path Appears

Watch On-Demand "Surviving Year One": American By the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa:

Film Description: The story of infant mortality in Rochester and what is being done about it. Watch On-Demand :

America By The Numbers: Surviving Year One

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



Thomas & Friends Family Event: Hey families! Come spend some time with WXXI’s Education staff and learn about ways that you can use Thomas & Friends™ to help your children learn at home.

At this session, families will receive resources to use at home including related booklists, hands-on activities, and strategies for using Thomas & Friends™ with young children.

Who: Families (including the kiddos!)
When: Saturday, December 13th from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Children's Center at Central Library (downtown)
115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY

**Note: Thomas the Train will not be at this event**

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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