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---WXXI knows that the 2021-2022 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. Our 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. 

  • 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: There are two options: (1) WXXI-TV offers PBS KIDS programming from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. This is also available as a WXXI-TV LIVE Stream (for devices that support web browsers). (2) WXXI Kids 24/7 offers PBS KIDS programming all day, every day. channel and WXXI Kids 24/7 Live Stream. You can also watch at PBSKIDS.org and the PBS KIDS video player app. 
  • For Middle & High School Students: WXXI-WORLD channel provides a special schedule weekdays from 12 to 5 p.m. focused on Science and Social Studies content. 
  • For Educators and Parents: WXXI Education has curated and created resources to support classroom and remote 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 also have Virtual Learning Series for Educators and Parents. Check out our resources and schedules.

Upcoming Education Programming

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:
Sunday, May 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)
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00pm
Join WXXI Education for a free media-making workshop using inspiration and resources from public media projects and series such  as PBS' Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


On-Demand Education Programming

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. 
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. 
At Lowell High School, San Francisco’s academic pressure cooker, the kids are stressed out.  Watch On-Demand through 6/1/22
Learn how families of color counsel their kids to stay safe if they’re stopped by police.
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.
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. 
WXXI Kids is collaborating with Monroe County Library System and OWWL Libraries to bring the public media project, Library Explorers, to our region! 
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.