Station Educational Highlights

The PTMMG stations engage in a variety of high-impact educational services to fit their individual communities. Some of these activities are in partnership with PBS, such as PBS Learning Media and PBS Kids. Others are unique to the educational and informational needs of the region the station serves. Below, categorized by state, is a listing of each PTMMG station with a few highlights of the educational tools, on broadcast, online and hand-on, that they provide to their audiences.


Arizona PBS

  • Each year, the state's best spellers in grades K-8 come together for the Arizona Spelling Bee to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The Spelling Bee challenges children to utilize their spelling and phonetic skills in a competitive environment.
  • Poetry Out Loud is a national poetry recitation contest for high school students. Students are invited to share slam poetry, spoken word and theatre. Poetry Out Loud encourages the nation’s youth to learn about great poetry by studying, memorizing and performing some of the most influential and timeless poems of the English language. Through Poetry Out Loud, students can master public speaking skills, build self-confidence and learn about their literary heritage.
  • Arizona Stories is a multimedia project that encompasses television programs, DVDs, a companion website and a comprehensive educational component for K-12 educators. The goal: create engaging local content that entertains and educates a general audience about Arizona's rich heritage; provide Arizona educators with quality content, educator guides and training aligned to state standards; and provide a diverse and easily accessible historical resource.
  • Arizona Technology & Innovation, a new series on Arizona's latest in the high-tech arena, introducing the viewers to the people, ideas, businesses, and technologies that are shaping Arizona's future.
  • Other learning resources provided: Arizona PBS Educational Outreach, Generation Arizona PBS, Arizona PBS LearningMedia, Next Avenue, PBS Parents, PBS KIDS, ACE - Strong Kids and ASU: New American University

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  • One Book, One San Diego is the region's premiere literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 11th year, the purpose is to bring the community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. People can like and stay up-to-date on the One Book, One San Diego Facebook page.
  • KPBS Roundtable is a lively discussion of the week's top stories. Local journalists join Host Mark Sauer to provide insight into how these stories affect residents of the San Diego region.
  • KPBS/Arts Blog is where San Diegans can stay informed about San Diego’s vibrant arts scene. People will find a mixture of news, reviews and other arts and culture tidbits.
  • Other KPBS local programs: KPBS Midday Edition, KPBS Evening Edition, KPBS Spectrum, A Growing Passion, Crossing South and much more.

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  • For educators, KQED provides programs and lesson plans such as, In The Classroom, KQED Teach, PBS LearningMedia Resources and Mind Shift.
  • For students, Above the Noise, a new YouTube series for teens, cuts through the hype and dives deep into the science behind the issues affecting their daily lives. The weekly series takes on controversial subject matters with facts and research to help young viewers draw informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement.
  • Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage and respond to current issues using social media tools like Twitter. Do Now aims to build civic engagement and digital literacy for young folks.
  • Subject areas provided by KQED Learning: Arts, News & Civics, and Science (QUEST)

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  • Inside California Education brings compelling stories from all over the Golden State about California’s complex, evolving and innovative public education system. It focuses on how public education’s challenges, opportunities and successes impact students, parents, teachers, administrators, policymakers and others. Stories range from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade, and include special education, adult education, vocational training, local funding issues and groundbreaking new education programs.
  • PreK-12 educators can access thousands of free, standards-based, interactive lesson plans, online activities, and on-demand video assets from KVIE and PBS.
  • Other educational resources: PBS Teacherline, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Parents, PBS KIDS

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Rocky Mountain PBS

  • Super School News is a television program for young Coloradans to learn all about the television studio and all the elements about a newscast. Students learn how to brainstorm ideas for their two-minute newscast, which is then taped at the Rocky Mountain PBS studio.
  • Homework Hotline is a call-in program on KTSC/Rocky Mountain PBS Channel 8 in Pueblo, that is designed to help students with their math and science homework. In addition to tackling homework problems, each day Homework Hotline introduces a "Secret Word" for young viewers to guess, based on a clue given on the air. There's also a "Brain Teaser" game which offers a weekly clue with the answer revealed on Fridays. Participants who win in these daily and weekly competitions earn special prizes.
  • Matchwits, produced by Rocky Mountain PBS station KTSC-TV in Pueblo, is a weekly, high school academic quiz program.

Early Learning:

  • Rocky Mountain PBS’ daytime PBS Kids’ programming now includes messages between programs - aimed at adults in the viewing household - encouraging them to sign up for a new text message service provided by Bright By Three. Bright By Text delivers tips and other child caregiving resources - including great PBS material - to parents and informal (family, friend, neighbor) caregivers across the state.
  • StoryBlocks, which won an award from the Colorado Association of Libraries in 2010 and 2015, is a collection of 30-60 second videos designed to model to parents, caregivers, and library staff songs, rhymes, and fingerplays appropriate for early childhood. Each video clip includes helpful early literacy tips to increase caregivers’ understanding of child development and pre-literacy needs.




  • The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network’s new state-of-the-art Learning Lab is an innovative educational facility where students and teachers leverage technology to inspire creativity, learn digital media skills, produce new content, and develop college and career-readiness skills. The Learning Lab is designed as: an innovative teaching facility, a collaborative learning and training center for youth and adult learners, a welcoming space to foster community conversations and an additional resource to develop CPBN media projects.
  • PBS Summer of Adventure is a program with six new limited series that take viewers to some of the world’s most amazing places and cultures will premiere on CPTV. This strong lineup of history, science, and natural history programming kicks off the “PBS Summer of Adventure.”
  • CPTV airs health and medical programs such as 9 Months That Made You and Age Wise.
  • CPTV provides 24/7 PBS KIDS services



  • is a national multimedia project from WETA that offers resources for parents and educators of struggling readers and writers in grades 4-12.
  • is an award-winning bilingual website for parents and educators of English language learners.
  • offers educational videos, books, and software for teachers, parents, and kids.
  • is a national multimedia project from WETA that looks at how young children learn to read, why so many struggle, and what we can do to help them.
  • WETA Kids' Ready To Learn program offers more than 100 free literacy workshops throughout the Washington area for parents and childcare providers. Conducted in English and Spanish, the Ready To Learn (RTL) workshops explain how to use PBS children's television programs to enhance literacy skills and prepare young children for success in school.
  • WETA's ongoing commitment to education is realized through national services that focus on making learning available to all. Over the last decade, WETA Learning Media has created and sustained the following award-winning multimedia services for parents, teachers and other education professionals: Adlit, American Graduate DC,,, LD OnLine,, and Start with a Book.
  • Educational and informative programs offered: WETA Around Town, WETA Extras, The WETA Guide, WETA All Access, WETA Neighborhoods, WETA Specials
  • WETA Kids offer’s many television programs such as Peg+Cat, WordGirl and Nature Cat



  • WEDU EdConnect provides resources for educators and parents along with information about local events.
  • Library Corners has multimedia literacy materials in libraries throughout the region. Materials include but not limited to: 20-25 PBS Kids lending collection books, 15-20 PBS Kids lending collection DVDs and two electronic tablets loaded with PBS apps.
  • Educational videos from WEDU: The Feminine Touch, Autism: Breakthrough to Hope, WEDU Arts Plus, Florida This Week, WEDU Quest, Up Close with Cathy Unruh, Suncoast Business Forum and THAT’S ALL I’M SAYING
  • Other educational programs/resources: WEDU Kids, American Graduate and Florida PBS LearningMedia

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South Florida PBS

  • KidVision is WPBT2's special programming platform just for kids that features over 50 hours of educational children's programs each week. KidVision is built upon PBS programs that give young viewers a place to sing along and giggle with favorites like Cat in the Hat, Sesame Street and ArthurKidVision connects children to their world and helps them build the courage to meet everyday challenges with confidence.
  • KidVision Pre-K makes learning Florida's Early Learning and Development Standards for preschoolers lively and fun for teachers, parents and children. KidVision Pre-K provides but is not limited to: virtual field trips for children, parent engagement tools, a mobile app and daily classroom activities that promote standard achievements.
  • KidVisions Pre-K can be followed on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


  • Snack Hacks has fun, healthy recipes that parents and kids can make together. This is an opportunity for kids to learn about healthy foods and eating habits.
  • Curious Corner provides children with a bright and comfortable place to read, explore activities and build a learning foundation for life. The project focuses on the knowledge, understanding, collaboration and resources required to improve high school graduation rates. Once a month, WUCF staff members volunteer to read at the corner and restock the area with new books and activities.
  • Authors, journalists, diplomats and activists bring their views and opinions of the world on Global Perspectives, WUCF TV's award-winning interview program. Hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winner and author John Bersia, this weekly show explores topics of worldwide importance and local impact.
  • Educational resources for families includes PBS KIDS Lab, PBS Parents, PBS KIDS Island, School Readiness, Sesame Street, Healthy Habits for Life and Florida PBS LearningMedia
  • Educational resources for educators includes Florida PBS LearningMedia, PBS TeacherLine and PBS KIDS PLAY!

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  • GPB’s Education Matters Blog that has the latest updates in the following categories: digital learning, elementary education and STEM.
  • GPB’s Georgia Studies Digital Collection brings an innovative, interactive experience to telling the story of Georgia’s history, culture and geography. The collection includes student and teacher editions of the Georgia Studies Digital Textbook, over thirty virtual field trips, Georgia Race Through Time adventure game and Georgia Stories video series.
  • For professional development, GPB offers the following resources: Discovery Educator Network (DEN), Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and PBS TeacherLine.
  • Other educational resources: Chemistry Matter, PBS LearningMedia and Discovery Education

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WTTW hosts educational events for the community:

  • WTTW Kids presents family events featuring walk-around characters like Nature Cat and other PBS Kids characters.
  • WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van are fun and educational festivals that take place throughout Chicagoland for kids and family members of all ages. Each event features concert performances with songs and activities about the benefits of healthy exercise and nourishing foods.
  • WTTW Kids BIG IDEA Tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland. Families can enjoy free live shows, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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  • StateImpact Indiana is a collection of stories that explore the areas of learning, teaching, performance, policy, and funding both on-line and on the radio
  • Reading Rockets offers a wealth of reading strategies, lessons and activities designed to help young children learn how to read. Reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary and comprehension skills.
  • WFYI's  free text messaging service, Bright By Text, is for parents and adults who care for young children newborn through age 5. When one registers for the service using the child's birthdate, direct text messages will provide developmentally appropriate information, activities and more from trusted national and local resources.
  • Other educational programs: American Graduate, PBS Learning Media, PBS Kids, PBS Kids Island and PBS Parents

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  • Whether families are looking for specialized courses, easier scheduling, or a high quality and affordable way to expand high school and dual credit offerings, KET Distance Learning is the solution. Courses combine the independence of online study with personalized attention from KET’s certified teachers and experienced tutors. Media-rich courses offer innovative and inspiring instruction in world languages, the arts, physics and economics.
    • KET is a nationally-recognized producer of high school equivalency test preparation and workplace education materials. KET staff also shares online and in-person professional development for adult education teachers. Some resources: KET Fast Forward, Dropping Back In - understanding the dropout crisis, and Fast Forward Videos on Demand - Workplace Essential Skills.
  • KET’s standards-based K-12 offerings are designed to help create effective learning environments for educators and students. They include instructional videos, face-to-face workshops, online distance learning courses and professional development opportunities for educators. Some resources: Think Garden, Math at the Core and Exploracioñes.
  • Learning resources for early childhood classrooms from KET: Everyday Math for PreschoolersEveryday Science for PreschoolersAll around MeArt to Heart and Healthy Me.

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  • is the gateway to MPT's curriculum-based educational resources, multimedia activities and online courses serving the needs of PreK-12 educators, students and families. Subjects include: science, social studies, history, math, STEM, ELA and more.
  • MPT prides itself on being a safe harbor of children's educational programming. Numerous studies of public TV programming indicate that children who watch shows such as Sesame Street, Martha Speaks, Super Why and Word Girl show marked improvement on key literacy and social skills.

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  • First 8 Studios at WGBH researches and develops mobile experiences to support the healthy growth of children from birth through age 8.
  • WGBH brings young, exciting and smart back to the world of TV game shows with High School Quiz Show,a competition for high school students in Massachusetts.
  • Programs produced by WGBH: Arthur, Curious George, Martha Speaks, Postcards From Buster and Kids Classical Hour
  • Educational projects by WGBH: Sleep Education, ATE Central, Kids with Asthma Can!, PBS LearningMedia, Design Squad, Between the Lions and Invitation to World Literature.
  • Interactive programs for kids: Early Math with Gracie & Friends, Plum Landing, Design Squad Global, Webonauts, Chuck Vanderchuck's Something Something Explosion, Fizzy's Lunch LabThe Greens, The Fin, Fur, and Feather Bureau of Investigation, and Ruff Ruffman-Humble Media Genius

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  • Detroit Public Television prides itself on promoting STEM education through STEM Roundtable, PBS Digital Studios and PBS LearningMedia
  •  Detroit Public Television presents Digital Adventure!, a virtual field trip that takes students and teachers behind the scenes into the restricted areas at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Students get to explore new ideas and dig deep under the surface of art and science.
  • Educational resources for kids: Ready for School, Parents & Caregiver Tips, Pre-School-U, Investing in Kids and Michigan’s Great Start Initiatives
  • Educational resources for parents and families: PBS Kids Lab, PBS Parents, Sesame Street and Healthy Habits
  • Educational resources for educators: PBS LearningMedia and Pilot Programs

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  • For just $10 per month, families can join the TPT Family Membership to support the shows, games and apps kids loves, and receive more than $300 worth of passes, discounts and coupons.
  • Next Avenue is public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming older population. Next Avenue’s daily content delivers vital ideas, context and perspectives on issues that matter most as we age. Next Avenue has served over 40 million people on its site, and millions more through other platforms and partnerships. Every day, Next Avenue invite readers to consider what is next, what lies just ahead and what will be revealed in their lives. By exploring questions big and small, Next Avenuesparks action — 95% of readers take an action after reading their stories — and open up a world of possibilities.

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  • KCPT’s Engineering Mentoring Program with Black & Veatch conducted 39 sessions with more than 900 elementary students. Students focused on structural engineering, electrical engineering and water engineering throughout the program.
  • Take Note uncovers where Kansas is succeeding, asks how to improve and reports with an eye toward the future. Programs and policies are implemented to shape education across the nation.

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Nine Network

  • The Nine Network of Public Media is the leader of the national American Graduate initiative to increase the graduation rate and improve youth outcomes. American Graduate focuses on bringing together teachers, parents, students and local leaders to build knowledge, understanding, partnerships and resources required to improve graduation rates.
  • SciTech Now explores the latest scientific developments, research, innovations and inventions in St. Louis and around the world. The magazine-style series, produced and hosted by Nine’s Jim Kirchherr, features a St. Louis-based science story every week as well as pieces produced by other major market PBS stations.
  • Stay Tuned uses the latest technology to bring people face to face for in-depth discussions of issues important to the long term vitality of the region. The conversation each week focuses on topics that matter to the region, informed and guided by input from social media and our online queries. Guided by host Casey Nolen, the conversation introduces the topic, using data, facts, experts, journalists and community members to illustrate why the community should care about the issue and offer solutions to what can be done to address the issue. People can follow the conversation on Twitter @StayTunedSTL, and join the conversation by using the hashtag #StayTunedSTL. Instagram is another platform where people can use the hashtag #StayTunedSTL and upload videos giving their thoughts.
  • The Domain Tech Report is an online news site covering technology, businesses and ideas about start-up companies and entrepreneurs. In each episode, Edward Domain explores St. Louis’ thriving entrepreneur landscape and talks with innovative people and companies that influence how the community works, lives and plays.
  • Launched in the spring of 2014, Water Matters is the initiative that focuses on why water matters and what individuals can do to protect the health of our water. More than 20 St. Louis area organizations and businesses are partnering to bring focus to the connection between water and the health of our lands, people and economies.
  • Ignite Innovation tells stories of the region’s achievements in entrepreneurship and innovation while collaborating with community partners to help advance activities that foster a healthy economy.


Vegas PBS

  • GOAL (Global Online Advanced Learning) offers programs and services to help the economic growth and quality of the area’s workforce. This global online advanced learning program supports and provides life-long education to the community, serves high school students, educators, business and industry, offers high quality, relevant online sources and brings valuable experience and expertise to the classroom.
  • Vegas PBS Described and Captioned Media Center (DCMC) is a free-loan educational media library for all Nevada citizens. These services include: audio and braille books, braille printing services, classroom kit, closed-captioned DVD and VHS, educational games, family literacy kits for the deaf and hard of hearing and more.
  • Kids and families can enjoy educational programs such as American Graduate, Keeping Kids Fit, Ready To Learn, PBS KIDS Writers Contest, PBS KIDS Videos, PBS Kids Games, PBS KIDS LAB and PBS Kids Island
  • Educational media services includes: Teacher Video Streaming, TeacherLine, OnePlace - CCSD Digital Resources, ClassroomCast, Ready To Learn, Educational Media Center, Instructional Programming - ITV, Described and Captioned Media Center, Keeping Kids Fit, English Language Learner & Spanish Language Resources, Duplication Services, Mission US, Awards/ Professional Recognition and the African American: Many Rivers To Cross Tech Support
  • Educational Media Services:
    • OnePlace
      • This is multimedia classroom educational support. Free online access to 90,000+ multimedia educational support databases, lesson plans, sample tests, and re-printable handouts to enhance lessons including: PBS Learning Media, Learn360, Discovery Education, Annenberg Learner, Pics4Learning, EBSCO Host, National Archives, Project Gutenberg, Kahn Academy, Clubhouse News, Classroom Cable, World Book, Wiki-Teacher, Curriculum Engine and
    • Ready to Learn:
      • Family engagement workshops which provide instruction and resources for parents, caregivers, and teachers to build the math, reading, health and school readiness skills of children. Family engagement workshops designed for early childhood education are perfect for family engagement days required in early childhood education programs. Take home materials, books, and activities provided.
    • Described and Captioned Media Center:
      • A free-loan educational media library designed to support those with disabilities. Thousands of titles include a diverse selection of educational books, DVD’s, games, and tools addressing: autism, anger management, blindness, deafness, developmental delays, language delays and more. Material check-out available for caregivers and those working with children with special needs.
    • Educational Media Center:
      • A variety of curriculum-correlated materials (DVD, audiobook, and CD-ROM) in a lending library available via an online catalog forteachers and subscribing schools.
    • Classroom Cable:
      • Vegas PBS transmits channels of CCSD selected educational content, NASA and local television available for viewing via classroomcomputers. Six instructional television channels address anti-bullying, career and technical education, drug & alcohol awareness,health and safety, STEM, electronic field trips, multicultural education and online safety.
    • Classroom Cast:
      • The ability to broadcast school events/messages/PD via video that is accessible anywhere via a computer or smartphone, theability for educators to create instructional lessons and attach homework assignments via a unique classroom ‘channel’the ability for departments to provide remote professional development, and the ability of professional operational teams to post monthly meetings accessible anywhere via computer or smartphone.
    • PBS TeacherLine and GOAL Courses:
      • 300 professional development and continuing education courses designed to help educators improve skills and enhance student achievement.All courses are approved by Nevada Department of Education and CCSD. Courses meet requirements for license renewal and CUs.

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New York


  • WNED| WBFO’s Education News Desk is a reporting and outreach project that examines the many challenges facing schools today. From tracking low graduation rates in the City of Buffalo to the ‘Opt Out’ movement across the region and Common Core Learning Standards, their comprehensive coverage informs and engages the community.
  • Cyberbullying: A Relentless Cycle leads a panel of experts discussing cyberbullying and how to tackle a 24/7 torment. Learn strategies students, teachers and parents can use to minimize it.
  • The WNED ǀ WBFO education and outreach team creates educational materials related to WNED-TV productions. These materials, which are free, include lesson plans, classroom posters and comprehensive program websites.
  • WNED ǀ WBFO is also the coordinating station for PBS TeacherLine NY and promotes literacy through projects like the annual PBS KIDS Writers Contest.
  • Interactive learning programs for teachers: PBS KIDS Lab, American Graduate, PBS LearningMedia and PBS TeacherLine

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  • WNET’s Promoting Understanding: Islam offers a toolkit to promote the understanding of Islam through the study of the culture, traditions, and personal stories of Muslim Americans. Engaging videos, background essays, discussion questions, and teaching tips challenge students to recognize religious intolerance and combat Islamophobia, while increasing empathy and celebrating diversity.
  • WNET’s New York Parenting Minutes are short videos that focus on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children in New York City. Each video page contains shareable tips and facts, as well as links to more free resources and information.
  • Other educational programs offered: Bright By Text, PBS Learning Media, Mission US, American Graduate, Hamilton’s America, American Masters: Maya Angelou

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North Carolina

PBS Charlotte

  • PBS Charlotte has teamed up with Ally Financial to broadcast Biz Kid$, a program to help kids become financially educated about budgeting, savings and credit.
  • WTVI is on air, online and all around the Charlotte area. WTVI is active across 13-county viewing area covering local stories for Carolina Impact  and Carolina Business Review, delivering literacy training to parents and teachers, offering community health screenings and financial literacy workshops, hosting community conversations, previewing upcoming PBS programs, and more.
  • PBS Charlotte encourages children to create their own stories and to take part in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest. The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning.
  • Provides games and videos for kids of all ages to play

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  • PNC Grow Up Great focuses on early learning, when the world is full of wonder and possibilities. It’s also a time of opportunity, when young minds begin absorbing knowledge that forms the basis for all learning. PNC Grow Up Great® and PNC Crezca con Éxito formed a $350 million program dedicated to helping prepare America’s youngest learners for great things in school –- and life.
  • UNC-TV's educational services provide dynamic digital media, teacher professional development, parent education, and community engagement online, on-air, and face to face.
  • UNC-TV Science produces weekly videos, blogs, interactives and lesson plans designed to satisfy specific clarifying objectives for the North Carolina Essential Science Standards
  • Cover various science categories: physics, technology, health, chemistry, biology, climate, engineering, geology, environment and astronomy

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  • StateImpact Ohio reports on the state of education in Ohio, where it’s heading and how it affects locals.
  • NewsDepth is an award-winning instructional multiple media product that connects students to Ohio’s New Learning Standards.
  • Other educational resources: PBS LearningMedia, PBS Parents and PBS KIDS

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  • ThinkTV has partnered with Science Saturdays & Mister C for a new way that kids can connect with science experiences, live stage shows and online content.
  • Public Media Connect (ThinkTV in Dayton, Ohio, and CET in Cincinnati), in collaboration with the Delta Dental Foundation of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana, and the McMillen Center for Health Education, are working to address a major health problem for children: poor dental health. Together, the partners have launched a project, brush!, to improve the dental health awareness of young children, their teachers and their families in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana.
  • ThinkTV Originals offers unique documentaries about Ohio
  • ThinkTV offers thousands of videos on demand
  • Educational resources offered: Early Learning Workshops, Educational News, Instructional Television, K-12 Multimedia Resources, PBS LearningMedia, Science Saturdays, STEM and Summer Reading
  • Kids and Family can learn from Kids Club, Healthy Kids, Nature Cat, Odd Squad, PBS KIDS 24/7 and Writers & Illustrators Contest

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  • Over the years WOSU has produced timeless, educational lesson plans you can use in your classroom. For many of these lessons and guides, there are supplemental PDF’s, lesson plans and assessment tools.
  • At, teens can explore various career choices, and what they might want to be or do someday.
  • Surge Columbus is a collaborative of museums, libraries, and media organizations in Columbus, Ohio empowering teens to discover and pursue their learning interests outside of school by connecting them with mentors, digital and cultural resources, and each other.Surge Columbus is a collaborative of museums, libraries, and media organizations in Columbus, Ohio empowering teens to discover and pursue their learning interests outside of school by connecting them with mentors, digital and cultural resources, and each other.
  • Resources: Classroom videos, workshops and classroom, demonstrations, PBS Learning Media andColumbus Neighborhood.
  • Resources: Classroom videos, career connections, Surge Columbus, The Bakery Shop, My Cool Job and GED Connection

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  • The Class of 2025 is an on-going reporting project focusing on a group of 27 students at Earl Boyles Elementary school in Portland. These students, currently in the third grade, are part of Oregon's goal to graduate 100 percent of students in the class of 2025.
  • Think Out Loud, an OPB radio and online platform, explores issues, ideas and culture making news in the region

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  • WHYY's youth programs offer hands-on production training for teens. After-school programs teach 10th-12th graders to produce short documentaries, create original radio stories and operate the equipment in the Lincoln Financial Digital Education Studio. Students can further explore their interest through a series of summer camps with focuses on multimedia journalism and filmmaking.
  • Adult learning courses are offered and are geared toward adult learners with stories to tell. Classes cover such topics as camera usage, editing skills and documentary video production. Beginning and advanced classes — all taught using commonly available computer equipment and popular editing applications such as Final Cut Pro — are offered.
  • Educators participating in professional development courses learn methods for implementing 21st-century learning skills in their classrooms. They learn to help their students create digital media and receive tips for integrating those skills into existing curricula and project-based learning approaches.

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  • Design Lives Here is a semester-long engineering initiative that equips teachers and students to participate in engineering activities within their school or afterschool program. Professional engineers serve as mentors to students throughout the year. Schools who participate are diverse – public, parochial and private – and have the option of making this part of their school day or an extended program.
  • Inquire Within is a collaboration between WQED and neighborhood libraries. PBS Kids resources are taken out into the community to help kids between 3 and 11 learn new reading, math, and technology skills and battle the summer slump!
  • For math and science, educational resources/programs such as PBS KIDS Lab, math iQ, Design Lives Hereand iQ Zoo are provided
  • For reading and writing, educational resources/programs such as the PBS KIDS Writers Contest and Inquire Within are provided
  • Educational videos, activities, games, workshops, screenings, events, opportunities and more are offered by WQED



Houston Public Media

  • The Houston Public Media Spelling Bee is the nation’s largest local spelling bee with spellers from over 1,100 schools in 42 Texas counties representing 100,000+ students.
  • Houston Public Media annually holds the PBS Kids Writers’ Contest
  • Extensive news section on education


  • Offers informational and educational television programs such as KERA on Demand, CEO with Lee Cullum, KERA Kids 13.2, KERA Create and Tellyspotting
  • KERA Mobile App allows people to listen to KERA live, pause and rewind live audio and view the program schedule for KERA 90.1 and KXT 91.7 streams
  • KERA’s podcast program, Think, is a daily topic-driven and call-in program that covers topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology, food and wine trends, travel, adventure and entertainment
  • KERA’s radio program, Anything You Ever Wanted To Know, is a weekly engaging, call-in show.
  • KERA Kids offers educational programming through games, videos and television shows
  • Additional educational programs for kids: Full STEAM Ahead and Ready for Life


  • Helping Our Parents Excel (HOPE)–a program that will run from January 2017 – December 2017–is targeted at families with young children (birth to age 11) in San Antonio. KLRN will host 45 activities that will help underserved families to prepare their children for school through educational, play-based workshops. With PBS KIDS programs at the core of the project, attendees explore integrating science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) as they embrace anytime as learning time. Working in partnership with the YMCA and Guardian House, KLRN will present early childhood activities at the Y at the Haven For Hope campus and at Guardian House.
  • KLRN’s Healthy Kids Project supports healthy lifestyles by influencing eating decisions and physical activities. The project engages all types of learners: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.
  • KLRN offers free professional development opportunities for child care providers in San Antonio. Resource materials include Little Bites, Big Steps and Super Saturday Trainings
  • KLRN also goes “beyond television” and into the community with a variety of special events, including screenings, workshops, and town hall meetings. This includes SciGirls, KLRN KIDS Community Screenings, KLRN KIDS Explorers and Operation Never Ending Stories


  • Educational programs for kids: Writers Contest, Odd Squad, Smart Screen Time/La Pantalla Inteligente, Kart Kingdom and Fast Forward
  • Decibel amplifies stories and issues important in Austin
  • Educational outlets offered: PBS KIDS Ready to Learn, PBS Digital, PBS NewsHour, Science Wednesday



  • PBS resources for kids, parents and educators on digital platforms and mobile devices
  • The use of newer media: Families can visit the boards on the KUED Kids Pinterest page to enjoy fun crafts, healthy recipes, games and activities, coloring pages from favorite PBS Kids shoes and more.
  • KUED Kids Blogs shares stories about upcoming events, KUED and PBS shows, resources, food recipes and so much more.
  • the KUED PBS Kids 24/7 channel will debut “PBS KIDS Family Night,” a series of weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., and repeating on Saturday and Sunday evenings.
  • Every year KUED Kids is a proud participant in the PBS KIDS annual Writers & Illustrators Contest as it underscores commitment to the success of Utah children. The process of creative writing has been proven to improve a child’s academic skills as well as self-confidence, creativity and imagination.
  • KUED offers Autism Awareness Resources. Dinosaur Train is an episode about a dinosaur named Buddy who has strengths in some areas and challenges in others. He is joined by his friends Tiny, Shiny and Don to help him along the way. More resources can be found through the "Learn the Signs. Act Early" campaign, which helps parents track the developmental milestones of all their littlest dinosaurs, as well as information from Autism Council of Utah, Carmen B. Pingree Autism Center of Learning, and UNI’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic.



  • The Golden Apple Moments program honors educators, programs and schools making a positive difference in Washington State education. Since 1992, award recipients have been featured in special segments that air on public television stations across the state and online.
  • Full Time Kid with Mya is a YouTube Channel that shows Mya sharing fun educational tricks, cute crafts, songs and surprises that kids and parents will enjoy.
  • Various programs with diverse topics offered: arts & culture, current affairs, food, science, film, kids
  • Programs for kids: PBS Kids 24/7, Full Time Kid, Physics Girl, Gross Science, Pathways to Excellence, Brain Craft, Crash Course, Space Time


Milwaukee PBS

  • Kids in the Kitchen teaches cooking basics preparing easy snacks, desserts, and main dishes. Children learn how to read a recipe, combine ingredients, and serve food.
  • Milwaukee PBS is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based media, educational events, teaching resources and of course quality PBS Kids programming.
  • Other educational programs: Explore the Outdoors, Milwaukee PBS KIDS Family Night, Milwaukee PBS’s 2017 PBS KIDS Young Writers Contest, games/activities, PBS LearningMedia, Wisconsin Media Lab and Kids in the Kitchen