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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. 

Friday, January 27, 2023 - 1:00pm
Watch ondemand: 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. through February 3rd.  
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:00am
Beginning February 6, the weekday block of children's programming on WXXI-TV will change to air from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:30pm
Join WXXI for a special free preview screening with selections from Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom and Becoming Frederick Douglass followed by a conversation. 
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:30pm
Join WXXI and our community partners for a free screening talkback event at The Little Theatre. An hour long excerpts from the THE U.S. AND THE HOLOCAUST series will be shown followed by a panel discussion on February 13 at 6:30pm. Free but please register here
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 9:00pm
In a country leading the world in incarcerating women, meet three mothers fighting to rebuild their lives.
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 1:00pm
Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. 
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 2:30pm
Explores the inspiring story of how a man born into slavery transformed himself into one of the most prominent statesmen and influential voices for democracy in American history.
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. 
Saturday, October 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)

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WXXI Education curated a list of resources to help adults (parents, caregivers, educators) discuss emergencies, news headlines and when tragedy strikes. 
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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Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:00am
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