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What is Learn At Home?  In response to area school closings due to the coronavirus, WXXI has adjusted our weekday WXXI-TV (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and WXXI-WORLD (12 to 5 p.m.) television schedules to support families, educators, and students. WXXI Kids 24/7 channel schedule has not changed. WXXI Education has also curated and created resources to support at-home learning: educational videos, activity ideas, lessons, free PBS KIDS apps, and linked resources to use PBS LearningMedia’s free educational service. Find them here and shared on WXXI Kids, WXXI Education, and WXXI Rochester social media channels.




We need your help!  WXXI is providing remote learning resources to support students, parents, and educators. We want to check in and see if these resources are helpful and if there are additional ways or resources that we can provide to enhance your at-home learning experiences.  Please help by completing this short survey. Click here to take part!


Friday, July 3, 2020 - 7:00pm
This weekend's Family Movie Night is full of PBS KIDS movies from your favorites series - Dinosaur Train, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum, and Arthur! 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 1:00pm
In Black America Since MLK, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
Who says you can't enjoy some CREEPY, SPOOKY Halloween fun in JULY!? 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
Catch the new one-hour special from Sesame Street: When You Wish Upon a Pickle all this weekend during the PBS KIDS Family Move Night on WXXI Kids 24/7!
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 3:00pm
Catch this documentary series in of the history of Latino Americans throughout American History
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
This two-part documentary, based on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s book of the same name, airs at a critical moment for the scientific community, as geneticists around the world wrestle with the ethical implications of new technologies that offer both promise and peril. 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm
WXXI Education is hosting a series of virtual learning events for local early childhood and elementary educators. 
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 2:00pm
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 2:00pm
Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 2:00pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Learn more from American Experience re-air of the program. 
Monday, July 6, 2020 (All day)
Join WXXI Kids as we play, create, learn, and explore this summer with "Camp WXXI Kids" - a summer camp schedule for you to use at home!
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
WXXI-WORLD channel will continue broadcasting a “Learn At Home” schedule to support of students in grades 6-12 through the summer.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 7:10am
WXXI Education e-Newsletter is a monthly update provided by email and online as a PDF.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 4:00pm
A new PBS series explores the impact of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States.
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 7:10am
Parents and caregivers can join Bright by Text to get custom age specific texts for  their child (0-8 years old) due to WXXI's partnership with Bright by Text, a national parent texting program, to put expert tips, games and child development information directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. 

Ongoing

WXXI Kids has curated a list of do at home activities.
WXXI Kids has curated some do-at-home activities for young children - coloring pages, puzzles and games, free apps, and more.
WXXI Kids has created a series of monthly activity calendars full of PBS KIDS hands-on activites to support your child's learning while at home.
Weekdays 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
As the school year comes to close and summer vacation begins, WXXI is broadcasting “Learn At Home” television schedules to give students a "summer boost" with programs that emphasize learning while having fun. 
StoryCorps Connect is a new platform that enables anyone to record a StoryCorps interview with a loved one remotely using video conference technology. The audio and a still photo from each interview is preserved at the Library of Congress. When you publish, use WXXI as one of your keywords.
Watch On-Demand: East Lake Meadows, the public housing project opened by the Atlanta Housing Authority in 1970 and demolished a generation later, is the subject of a new documentary by Sarah Burns and David McMahon. 
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.
Illuminating the stories of extraordinary American heroines from the early years of feminism, American Masters — Unladylike2020 is a multimedia series consisting of a one-hour special for broadcast and 26 digital short films featuring courageous, little-known and diverse female trailblazers from the turn of the 20th century. Tune in on WXXI-TV on July 10th at 9pm
Marion Stokes secretly recorded television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. Independent Lens brings The Marion Stokes Project documentary  and reflects on how television has shaped us and the world of today. Watch On-Demand
Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth. Watch On-Demand.
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 Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 excluded Chinese immigrants to the U.S. for 60 years. Chinese immigrants already here could not become citizens. Learn more from American Experience re-air of the program. 
Grr-ific News! Daniel Tiger for Parents App gives parents and children the opportunity to learn together about feelings, self-control, responsibility, kindness, and more -- at home or on the go, using songs and videos to help. The FREE Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood app helps to make parenting preschoolers a little easier and more fun!
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.  
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 Kids has curated a list of FREE PBS KIDS apps available.
WXXI Kids pulled together a list of FREE PBS KIDS apps available for at home and out-of-school learning!
WXXI Kids has curated a list of nature-oriented activities.
Use some of these PBS KIDS camp resources to create your own Camp @ Home! 
The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That has themed guides for educators.
Here are some ways to foster curiosity in children, and encourage them to be scientists.
Wild Kratts has a wide range of ways to extend the creature fun with these additional learning resources.
Peg + Cat fuses music with math and literacy to extend learning with these additional resources.
Cyberchase shows kids that math is everywhere and everyone can be good at it!
SciGirls has the bold goal of changing how millions of girls think about science, technology, engineering and math—STEM.
Xavier Riddle & the Secret Museum follows the adventures of Xavier Riddle, his sister Yadina, and their friend Brad as they travel back in time to meet real life historical figures when they were kids.
WXXI Education has pulled together Science learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
WXXI Education has pulled together Social Studies learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
WXXI Education has pulled together Math learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
WXXI Education has pulled together English-Language Arts learning resources for students in grades 6-12th grade. 
Feeling stressed, scared or anxious about the COVID-19 pandemic? Breathe. Use these strategies to help children – and yourself – navigate these feelings. 
Parenting during a pandemic is stressful. Here is some help to get you and your family through these weird times.
Need some fresh ideas for things to listen to with your kids?
Informational text and Alaska Native culture form the basis of the groundbreaking Molly of Denali series and its educational resources. 
Are you sharing STEM challenges with your students? Creating maker or tinker days? Here's a list of resources, by grade level, focused on engineering and STEM challenges. 
Research has shown that introducing children to community helpers in a safe and fun environment can help them react better during times of crisis.
PBS LearningMedia has a wide range of learning resources for students in grades 7-12th grade, focused on Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritage and PBS's Asian American series. 
Sometimes you need to take a quick break to help calm down and give your brain an opportunity to reset. That's exactly what WXXI's Family Breaks are!
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.
WXXI Education has pulled together recipes, baking series, kitchen science activities, and more!
Curious George inspires children to explore science, engineering, and math, and be curious about the world around them.
Summertime means more outside time! Here are some scavenger hunts from your favorite PBS KIDS friends to do while you're out and about!
WXXI is here with resources for developing strategies to discuss emergencies, news headlines and when tragedy strikes.  Learn how to use discussion prompts, media, songs, books and activities to calm kids' fears, stimulate their minds, and encourage them to think about their place in today's world. WXXI has gathered the best in public media resources from PBS Parents, Arthur, Mr. Rogers, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood and Newshour Extra to assist you.
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.
Mission US is an series of interactive role-playing simulations to learn about critical periods and events in U.S. History.
Join WXXI as we continue to be citizen scientists and observe our community through a special ongoing WXXI Community Observation Challenge!
Do you use apps to explore the outdoors with your kiddos? Check out some of our FAVORITE nature-exploring apps that work well with young children!
This film explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. 
Finding a cache of deteriorating 16mm home movies spanning from 1936 to 1951, Ali Kazimi deftly crafts a story of history and memory. RANDOM ACTS OF LEGACY reveals a rare portrait of a creative and enterprising Chinese American family in middle America during the Depression, and offers a counter-narrative to the stereotypes of Chinese Americans.
Observe several real-life individuals — portrayed by Anna Deavere Smith — involved in the Rodney King affair. 
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.
Learn how families of color counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 5:00pm
Educators, we hope you’ll join us for a Virtual Professional Learning Series about Mission US Interactive simulations for remote learning with a special preview of the new Mission US simulation, “Prisoner in My Homeland,” which focuses on the experience of a Japanese American teenage boy who must make difficult choices amid the chaos and terror of incarceration during WWII.

 

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