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Educator Resources from WXXI Education

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Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:00pm
WXXI-WORLD channel will continue broadcasting a “Learn At Home” schedule to support of students in grades 6-12 each weekday from 12 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 4:00pm
WXXI Education is hosting a series of virtual learning events for local early childhood and elementary educators. 
Monday, September 7, 2020 - 9:10am
PBS LearningMedia New York is the go-to destination for instant access to education-ready, digital resources. 
Tuesday, December 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’s Celebrate 2020 proudly features moments in women’s history that had their roots and connections to Rochester. Watch On-Demand and also see the profiles on WXXI-TV. 
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. Try out the Great Thanksgiving Listen 2020  Print out a Great Listen Placemat to get the conversation started.
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. 
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. 
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. 
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 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.
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
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!
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. 
Research has shown that introducing children to community helpers in a safe and fun environment can help them react better during times of crisis.
Who are the helpers in your neighborhood? Help your child learn about helpers with these videos, activities, and more!
How prepared are you for an emergency? Help you and your child prepare and learn about emergencies with these videos, activities, and more!
Watch the Sesame Street special The Power of We anywhere, anytime on-demand thanks to the PBS KIDS Video Player.
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. 
This space is a hub for WXXI's work, resources, and community experiences around the series Ken Burns presents The Gene: An Intimate History. 
Remember when folks used to talk about being "post-racial"? Well, we're definitely not that. The Code Switch Podcast Team are a multi-racial, multi-generational team of NPR journalists fascinated by the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting. Listen to Episodes On-Demand and Subscribe to the podcast.
A collection of films by and about individuals in the Black community across the country and around the globe. Watch on-air, stream online and share the voices, the stories on WORLD and from our partners in public media. Watch On-Demand.
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. 
Native America illuminates the splendor of a past whose story has for too long remained untold.
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
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
Roadtrip Nation shares inspiring stories of struggle, self-acceptance and success in Being You
Wondering what to do with your life? Each episode features a different crew on the journey of a lifetime.
Ride along for a supercharged adventure as Alexandra, Dylan, and Michael—aspiring auto technicians—discover the growing possibilities in the automotive tech field.
Superheroes might not exist, but “Life Hackers” introduces audiences to the modern-day equivalent: cybersecurity experts.
Follow three “opportunity youth”—young people who are part of the 5.6 million youth in America who are unemployed, not in school, and struggling with challenges as extreme as homelessness. On a mission to unlock their potential, they travel the country and interview people like poets, educators, and "Pursuit of Happyness" author Chris Gardner—all of whom have harnessed adversity for success.
When you start at community college, your next step could take you anywhere.
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.
 Resources from the PBS Latino-Americans, a three-part documentary series chronicling the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos over the past 500 years. Watch Online in English or Spanish
 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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