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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.

Monday, November 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us for this series to explore how to rethink and disrupt many of the false historical narratives using digital tools available from PBS LearningMedia, and perspectives from leading scholars at 7PM ET on 11/8, 11/10 & 11/15/21. 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join WXXI and WSKG, along with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for a virtual screening and discussion around the new documentary, Uninvited: The Spread of Invasive Species.
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 7:30pm
Your favorite Peanuts friends are back for Christmas!
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 5:00pm
These family resources are to support and extend the digital games in the free PBS KIDS Play & Learn Science app.
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:00pm
American Veteran: Keep It Close is a digital video series of  from the multi-platform American Veteran initiative. 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 7:10am
WXXI Education e-Newsletter is a monthly update provided by email and online as a PDF. (Best viewed with Acrobat Reader)
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) through 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. 
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. 
Thursday, September 23, 2021 (All day)
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.
Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 11:00am
Watch the Sesame Street special See Us Coming Together on Thursday, November 25!
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. 
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. 
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 the archive of the highlights from the upcoming documentary, American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller, followed by a conversation about Helen Keller's trailblazing advocacy and the evolution of the disability rights movement with Kirk Adams, President and CEO, American Foundation for the Blind; Alexandria Wailes, actor and dancer; and other leading experts; moderated by Rebecca Alexander, author, psychotherapist and disability rights advocate. (Original event from 10/18/21)
Watch On-Demand: American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller examines one of the 20th century’s human rights pioneers in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Available with and without extended audio descriptions. Available through 12/1/21.
Watch On-Demand: American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller examines one of the 20th century’s human rights pioneers in honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Available with and without extended audio descriptions. Available through 12/1/21.
Companies rethink the need to even have offices, or how to redesign places of work. The traditional work shift - 9-5, 5 days a week – is losing relevance. Many companies are adopting the remote work models, spawned by the pandemic, as their new normal. Does the nation need new policies of Guaranteed Basic Income, (UBI) or a drastic rethinking of the social safety nets?
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
This space is a hub for WXXI's work, resources, and community experiences around the series Ken Burns presents The Gene: An Intimate History. 
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. 
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
WXXI is honored to be 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 is 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. 
WXXI Education has pulled together resources from Inventing Tomorrow and supplemental educational tools from PBS LearningMedia that focus on the following topics: environmental activism, environmental engineering, engineering design process, problem solving, citizen science, and more. 
WXXI Education created a list of public media resources that are available in multiple languages.
Parenting Minutes is a series of short videos from the WNET Group/Channel THIRTEEN (WXXI's sister station serving New York City) that focuses on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children.
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. 
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. 
Watch the Sesame Street special The Power of We anywhere, anytime on-demand thanks to the PBS KIDS Video Player.
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. 

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Thursday, November 25, 2021 - 11:00am
Watch the Sesame Street special See Us Coming Together on Thursday, November 25!

 

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