September is Self-Awareness Month
As we settle into a new school year, self-awareness, understanding and managing emotions become even more important parts of our daily lives. As Mr. Rogers reminds us: “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” PBS Parents provides tips to help children name their feelings, understand them and develop strategies for expressing them in healthy ways.
Part of being self-aware is being able to build a bridge towards other cultures. This article from PBS Parents uses the new PBS series MOLLY OF DENALI to emphasize how important it is for children to gain an appreciation of how we are all connected.
Cyberchase for Teachers
Looking for FREE, STEM resources to use with students in grades 1-4? Sign up for the popular CyberchaseText-to Teacher program from the award-winning PBS KIDS math series. Teachers receive text messages once a week throughout the school year with links to FREE, quality, STEM classroom resources from Cyberchase. Text TEACHER to 30644 today to receive messages throughout the school year. Message and data rates may apply.
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Teaching Tips for Educational Media
Developed by the Boston University School of Education, this collection from PBS LearningMedia enables teachers to successfully integrate PBS KIDS online games into your classroom curricula to enhance children’s early math and literacy development. Launch
New to PBS LearningMedia
Are you new to PBS LearningMedia or in need of a refresher course? Check out some of these great new features. Launch
Back to school is the perfect time to check out the PBS Education Teachers’ Lounge! Find amazing resources for the classroom including outdoor activities, empowering videos, and trending ideas from the minds of teachers just like you! Launch
Hispanic Heritage Month
Learn more about all the festivals and community events that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15-October 15, 2019, with this video from PBS LearningMedia.
Appily Goin’ Along – With Nature Cat
With the season upon us, why not take this time to learn what your students do and don’t know about apples! Join Nature Cat and his friends as the explore they harvest season of apples! Launch
Explore the colors of fall with Daniel Tiger! This fun activity turns leaf watching into a fun color game and can help children identify different colors. Launch
WEDU PBS Educational Grant Awards
WEDU is pleased to announce a new grant award from The Koski Family Foundation. This generous support will help to provide training on free PBS resources for educators and families in Sarasota County.
WEDU PBS has received a generous grant from the Margaret and Bob Christopher Fund, Wells Fargo Fund, Weichel Family Fund and MCF Youth and Philanthropy Fund within the Manatee Community Foundation. The grant will provide free training opportunities for educators in Manatee County focused on PBS educational resources for PreK-13+ learning environments.
The George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation has once again honored WEDU PBS with a grant award that will provide free training on the use of PBS educational resources for PreK-13+ educators and families within Polk County. WEDU is very grateful for the continued support the Foundation has shown for our outreach efforts.
To learn more about these opportunities or to schedule a free training for your organization, please contact WEDU at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813.254.9338.
What is Florida PBS LearningMedia?
PBS LearningMedia provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content and professional development opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. PBS LearningMedia was developed in partnership with the WGBH Educational Foundation and is offered locally by 155 PBS licensees, representing 356 stations in 55 U.S. states and territories.