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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. Learn At Home initiative offers a wide range of resources and supports available to P-12 students, educators, parents and caregivers, including on-air broadcasts, live TV streams and content on-demand each weekday. Find out more about Learn at Home here and tell us what you think. Resources are available at: wxxi.org/education

For ALL students: PBS LearningMedia is available with video collections and clips across all curriculums and grade levels. Searchable and free for all. This is a go-to learning platform for remote learning and in-classroom use by students, teachers and families. For Younger Students WXXI-TV and WXXI Kids 24/7 on TV or Live Streams. For 6-12th grade students WXXI-World 12-5pm broadcasts and connected learning links.   For Educators and Parents Virtual Learning Series and resource guides and activities to assist their students.   



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!


Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
WXXI Education is hosting a series of virtual learning events for local early childhood and elementary educators. 
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 4:00pm
Join WXXI Education and special guest, local maker-extraordinaire Dan Schneiderman from Maker Faire Rochester, for an educator training all about MAKING!
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:00pm
This weekend's Family Movie Night is full of PBS KIDS movies from your favorites series - WordGirl, Odd Squad, Arthur, and the Wild Kratts!
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Join us all weekend long for a nature-tastic PBS KIDS Family Movie Night featuring Nature Cat!
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
This weekend is all about being CURIOUS just like Curious George!
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:00pm
Wild Kratts Movie Marathon is coming to PBS KIDS Family Movie Night THIS weekend!
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 6:00pm
It's time for some S-P-O-o-o-O-K-Y stories!
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 6:00pm
Boo! Happy Halloween, families! All this weekend we'll be celebrating with pumpkins, creepy creatures, and haunted stories from your favorite PBS KIDS friends. 
Saturday, August 1, 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.
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 9:10am
PBS LearningMedia New York is the go-to destination for instant access to education-ready, digital resources. 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 7:10am
WXXI Education e-Newsletter is a monthly update provided by email and online as a PDF.
Monday, September 7, 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. 

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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 5 p.m.
WXXI is broadcasting “Learn At Home” television schedules to support remote learning with programs that emphasize learning while and connected learning activities and discussion. 
Teaching Women's Suffrage is a PBS LearningMedia collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Students will encounter activists including Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Grace Abbott, and examine key regional efforts within the movement. Primary source documents offer evidence for a study of the chronology of campaign for women’s suffrage, from the movement's beginnings through the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Go to the Collection > 
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.
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.
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!
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. 
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.
The PBS Asian Americans 5 episode series shows the impact and contributions of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing racial/ethnic group in the United States. Watch the full series on PBS LearningMedia.
Ongoing
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. Learn At Home initiative offers a wide range of resources and supports available to P-12 students, educators, parents and caregivers, including on-air broadcasts, live TV streams and content on-demand each weekday. Find out more about Learn at Home here and tell us what you think. Resources are available at: wxxi.org/education
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!
Watch On-Demand: A four-part documentary film series that tells the story of a small group of incarcerated men and women struggling to earn college degrees.
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. 
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. Watch On-Demand & Access the Teacher Guide to the documentary. 
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.
Preschoolers and their families from coast-to-coast will take a trip to Animal Town this Labor Day with the premiere of the newest PBS KIDS series, Elinor Wonders Why. The animated show encourages children to follow their curiosity, ask questions, figure out the answers, and learn about the natural world around
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.
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. 
Learn how families of color counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police.
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. 

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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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