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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. 

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 8:00pm
Join the national virtual conversation events of THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.  
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 4:00pm
Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. 
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 7:00pm
Join WXXI and PBS for an Educator Virtual Event featuring THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST and how to integrate its resources into your class. Event #2 and links to on-demand webinars from national partner Echoes & Reflections 
Sunday, September 25, 2022 - 11:00am
THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.   
Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 8:00pm
THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST, a new three-part documentary directed and produced by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein, explores America’s response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises in history.   Find all resources for the series 
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. 
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:
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 7:10am
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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.
WXXI Education curated a list of resources to help adults (parents, caregivers, educators) discuss emergencies, news headlines and when tragedy strikes. 
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.
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. 
Be inspired to care for and celebrate the environment with PBS KIDS Cyberchase!
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!
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
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.
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.
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. 
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. 
Wild Kratts has a wide range of ways to extend the creature fun with these additional learning resources.
Informational text and Alaska Native culture form the basis of the groundbreaking Molly of Denali series and its educational resources. 
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 including the full Asian Americans series
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. 
Join us in celebrating and exploring the magic and uniqueness of libraries in our region and beyond with Library Explorers! 
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.
Gather the gang for Family Night, weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming. Watch, play and learn with your favorite PBS KIDS characters every Friday from 7 to 9 pm and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
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!
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.
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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