What will you learn from WXXI today?
By Norm Silverstein ~ Posted Wed, 09/25/2013 - 11:13am
As the kids go back to school this month, WXXI goes back to school with them. When you think of WXXI and our education efforts, our children’s TV line-up probably comes to mind. Our PBS Ready to Learn programs, such as Sesame Street, Curious George and our newest series, Peg + Cat, are designed to help prepare our youngest viewers for learning as they enter school. Perhaps you think of our live call-in show, Homework Hotline, where kids throughout New York State get help with their homework over the air and through our partnership with Dial-a-Teacher. You may also be familiar with our VITAL NY service, which gives students and teachers instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready digital resources, including videos, games, images and lesson plans to improve student engagement and understanding.
Our work in the education arena encompasses more than just toddlers and school-aged children. WXXI’s “Educational Outreach Center “provides workshops for teachers, parents and caregivers on how to use our programming to enhance learning in and out of school. Outside the classroom, WXXI hosts community events for lifelong learners. Our free “Community Cinema” series, held monthly at the Little Theatre, is a public education and civic engagement initiative that features screenings of independent films, along with panel discussions. We hope you'll join us for our next Community Cinema screening of The Graduate on Monday, September 30 at 7pm at the Little. The Graduate is an eye-opening documentary on the challenges facing Latino students from across the USA. For details, click here.
Whether it’s children’s programming, our prime-time schedule, a film at The Little, news and public affairs or music on the radio, WXXI strives to educate, inform and inspire the young and the young at heart.