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WXXI Education is focused on anytime, anywhere learning resources to support educators and families whether learning is at school or out of school. Our online learning resources like PBS LearningMedia, virtual training and events, live streaming of WXXI-TV & WXXI Kids 24/7 & on-demand players provide educators, students and families with rich choices for learning. In addition, offline learning activities and outdoor learning are provided to use individually or in groups. WXXI knows that the 2020-2021 school year is very different in many ways. We are here to support families and teachers with free resources, so that every student has access to learning opportunities – wherever they are.

Friday, January 21, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join us for a special Cyberchase Mini-Marathon on this weekend's PBS KIDS Family Movie Night - celebrating 20 years of Cyberchase!
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:30pm
As the national debate over immigration policy simmers to a boil, its practical consequences are felt every day in Brooks County, Texas. 
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join audiences nationwide on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 7:00 pm ET for a virtual event exploring the history and future of democracy in the United States. 
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:00pm
Were you a ZOOM fan? If so, you won't want to miss this virtual anniversary celebration!
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:00pm
Join us tonight for a snow-filled PBS KIDS Family Movie Night all weekend long!
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:00pm
American Veteran: Keep It Close is a digital video series of  from the multi-platform American Veteran initiative. 
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join us for a special PBS KIDS Family Movie Night celebrating Black leaders.
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:30pm
In a country leading the world in incarcerating women, meet three mothers fighting to rebuild their lives.
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
Won't you be our Valentine? Let's celebrate by tuning into special Valentine's Day episodes of your favorite PBS KIDS series! 
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join us for a SUPER special Cyberchase event on PBS KIDS Family Movie Night this week - kicking off Season 13!
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 6:00pm
Wild Kratts "Mini" Marathon is coming to PBS KIDS Family Movie Night THIS weekend! It's big and little all at the same time!
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
Catch the new special from Sesame Street: The Monster at the end of This Story all this weekend during the PBS KIDS Family Move Night!
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 7:00pm
Play games with PBS KIDS all weekend long on Family Movie Night!
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 7:00pm
You've been waiting for a Donkey Hodie weekend - it's here!
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 (All day)
ICYMI: Watch On-Demand WXXI Education on June 8, 2021 at 7 PM ET for the American Graduate: Path to the Future virtual launch event. This multi-year initiative, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The WNET Group, strives to help students explore and prepare for high-demand careers, including the 30 million open middle skill jobs that require a one-year occupational certificate or two-year associate degree. Watch On-Demand. 
Friday, April 16, 2021 - 9:00am
WXXI Education curated a list of resources to help adults (parents, caregivers, educators) discuss emergencies, news headlines and when tragedy strikes. 
Saturday, January 1, 2022 - 7:10am
WXXI Education e-Newsletter is a monthly update provided by email and online as a PDF. (Best viewed with Acrobat Reader)
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:00am
 This multi-year initiative, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The WNET Group, strives to help students explore and prepare for high-demand careers, including the 30 million open middle skill jobs that require a one-year occupational certificate or two-year associate degree. Learn More:

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WXXI Kids has created a series of monthly activity calendars full of PBS KIDS hands-on activities to support your child's learning.
Watch On-Demand: In this hourlong special, the PBS NewsHour explores the burden costly child care places on families, takes viewers to cities and states experimenting with new ways of providing childcare for working parents, and delves into the political battle over federally funded, universal childcare. Aired 9/23/2021
PBS KIDS for Parents in Spanish! / ¡PBS Kids para Padres en español!
A playlist of content from PBS Digital Studios and friends that addresses race, civil rights history, and the American justice system.
With attacks on Asian and Asian Americans increasing across the country, the Levine Center to End Hate was proud to partner with Monroe Community College’s Department of Global Education & International Services to present a three-part series exploring the Asian and Asian American communities of Greater Rochester, the history of racism and xenophobia aimed at Asian and Asian Americans in our country, and ways we can work together to support our Asian and Asian American neighbors. 
Learn how families of color counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police.
PBS continues to provide programming on-air and on-demand regarding race, racism as resources for everyone to educate themselves and continue the conversation on all the ways that inequality in America shows up in everyday life.
WXXI Education is recruiting interested educators for our 2021-2022 local PBS Media Literacy Academy cohort. 
PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on public housing and civil rights. East Lake Meadows, the public housing project opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1970 and demolished a generation later, and provides resources to understand housing policy and racism.  
Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
Moving away from the idea that grief is a problem that needs to be “fixed,” Speaking Grief validates the experience of grievers and guides those wishing to support them. See the on-demand film and extensive resources for exploring the topic of grief.
Informational text and Alaska Native culture form the basis of the groundbreaking Molly of Denali series and its educational resources. 
Do you love Molly of Denali? Now you can LISTEN to Molly and her adventures in the Molly of Denali Podcast!
WXXI Education has pulled together educational support resources related to learning about invasive species.
WXXI Kids has curated a list of nature-oriented activities.
WXXI Kids pulled together a list of FREE nature-exploring activities and resources that families and educators can use.
WXXI Education staff collected resources from PBS LearningMedia to support educators and families while discussing the following topics: race, racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events, and more. 
WXXI Education staff collected the following resources to support families and educators of young children as they talk, watch, read, and learn about race and racism.
Watch On-Demand: PBS KIDS Talk About: Race and Racism is a special co-viewing program for families with young children to watch and discuss together. 
WXXI Education staff collected resources from PBS to support educators and families while learning about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
Citizen science typically refers to research collaborations between scientists and volunteers, particularly (but not exclusively) to expand opportunities for scientific data collection and to provide access to scientific information for community members.
WXXI Education and our partners hosted a special virtual Community Summit on Sesame Street in Communities and their set of tools around Health Emergencies. This is the archive of the panel discussion and follow-up resources from the event. 
WXXI Education has pulled together educational support resources for the new PBS series The Age of Nature. 
Join WXXI as we continue to be citizen scientists and observe our community through a special ongoing WXXI Community Observation Challenge!
Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. WXXI in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Greater Rochester is featuring stories from local members of the community that provide examples of culture, heritage, history and contributions to our region and nation.
The 70-year fight for suffrage began in Central and Western New York, an epicenter of reform. Women began their battle for the vote  in the mid-1800s. This part of the upstate region was an epicenter of reform, tackling societal issues like abolition, religion, temperance, and women’s rights. Success depended on many women whose stories are often forgotten.  Watch On-Demand & Access Classroom Resources
Watch Part 1 and Part 2 On-Demand: This film, tells the dramatic story of the epic — and surprisingly unfamiliar — crusade waged by American women for the right to vote.
 PBS LearningMedia Collection for PBS Latino-Americans series includes lesson plans for exploring the series, chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos over the past 500 years. 
Watch On-Demand: Attend virtual graduation. Hear excerpts from commencement speeches and messages to the class of 2020 from a variety of public figures -- journalists, philanthropists, sports figures, historians, writers and performers - and from the students themselves.
In Roadtrip Nation: Future West, three Arizona-based college students travel around the state to explore the creative and original ways residents are pushing innovation to its limits.
Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC) builds on Sesame Street's 50-year commitment to address kids’ developmental, physical, and emotional needs.
In 2019, WXXI Public Broadcasting was selected as one of 10 local PBS stations across the nation to participate in a special Sesame Street in Communities Rural Outreach Initiative, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. 
In 2020, WXXI was honored to be selected as one of 20 PBS stations across the nation participating in a special Sesame Street in Communities Public Media Champions project, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The goal of this project was to continue to support our region's rural families and child care providers. 
Sesame Workshop continues its major commitment to racial justice with new resources and content called "Coming Together" to help families talk to young children about race and identity. 
Sesame Street in Communities provides a variety of resource types for grownups to use with young children - one type is digital storybooks. 
Want to have even more fun with your Sesame Street friends? Try listening to a Sesame Street playlist of music or watching some fun video shorts!
In 2021 and 2022, WXXI will continue our collaborative work to support local rural families with Sesame Street in Communities resources with support from the Waldron Rise Foundation and a gift in memory of Fay Fondiller. 
Watch On-Demand: Narrated by Academy-Award nominee Chris Cooper, this film follows three young adults with intellectual disabilities and how they navigate school, college and workforce.

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Friday, November 5, 2021 - 12:00pm
Watch the archive weekly series of virtual events to accompany the airing of the PBS Future of Work Series. Conversations include discussion of topics involving the future of work addressing quality career paths, addressing issues of race and equity, the impact of technology, lessons from young workers, continuing to work longer, women's roles in the workplace and supporting mental health. 

 

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