Are you an educator attending the Ithaca Loves Teachers festival? If you are, be sure to visit us on Monday, February 17th between 2pm and 4pm. Stop by WSKG’s Ithaca Studio for a mix & mingle with our Education team. Snap a PBS/NPR selfie, enjoy one-on-one registration for a free PBS LearningMedia account, explore a variety of classroom resources from PBS & PBS KIDS, and leave with a goodie or two! Our studio is located in the historic Crescent Building at 217 North Aurora Street.
As part of a Spring 2018 Binghamton University Elementary Education Curriculum Development course, Dr. Jenny Gordon assigned graduate students to craft a board game for use in a classroom. Then-student Alisha Jermayne Merrill created ‘Journey Home’, an immersive Social Studies game for grades 3-5 that focuses on Native American cultures. Ms. Merrill drew from her own experiences and culture to develop this game. She is now teaching with the Johnson City School District in Johnson City, NY. Check out our interview with Ms. Merrill here.
Looking for fun educational activities during the winter? Let your child spend their winter weekends with the Wild Kratts! The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park and WSKG are partnering to bring your child’s favorite show to life. Hang with us to learn more about our creature friends! Zoo School featuring Wild Kratts is for children aged 6-10 years old.
Join us on a media literacy journey! Register for FREE and explore key topics like: what it takes to be a good media mentor; how to responsibly integrate media in your classroom; and how to help children create original content. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one-hour virtual professional learning event. Part 1 | Media Mentorship in Your Classroom
November 19 @ 7:00 PM ET
It’s the classic debate: is there a place for media in any learning environment? If so, what is our role in helping children–even the littlest learners–understand and use it?
Teachers: You are invited to join the KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let’s talk about Election 2020. Middle and high school educators across the U.S. are empowering students to share their take on issues that matter to them in this election. Read on to learn how your students can create media commentaries and publish them for a national audience. The Let’s Talk about Election 2020 challenge is a free, standards-aligned program on KQED Learn, co-hosted by the National Writing Project and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. All voices welcome!
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NPR is inviting students around the country to create a podcast, then — with the help of a teacher — compete for a chance to win our grand prize and have your work appear on NPR. Be a part of the NPR Student Podcast Challenge. Here’s how it works: Put together a podcast with your class or extracurricular group. Then your teacher can submit it to us. This contest is for teachers with students between 5th and 12th grade.
According to state education officials, the number of students facing mental health challenges is dramatically increasing. To adapt, schools are incorporating Trauma Informed Practices into the classroom. We will discuss why trauma is affecting more children, and look at the skills educators are adopting to help them cope. Panelists
Dr. John M. Garruto, D.Ed., NCSP, School Psychologist for the Oswego City School District; President, New York Association of School Psychologists
Dr. Sandy Addis, Executive Director, National Dropout Prevention Center
Melissa S. Evans, Director of Student Support Services, Syracuse City School District; Co-chair, Trauma and Resilience Advocacy Committee
Tracey Musarra Marchese, MSW, LCSW-R, Professor of Practice, School of Social Work, Falk College, Syracuse University
Watch this episode on WSKG TV October 19th, 2019 at 5:00a.m.
Join us as we uncover compelling and unexpected stories throughout New York State and the history and systemic forces influencing current realities. Connect: NY is produced by WCNY (Syracuse, NY) and aired in partnership with WSKG.
School’s Out, Art’s In! Indigenous People’s Day with WSKG & Molly of Denali at The Rockwell Museum
Monday, October 14, 2019
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Activities included with regular museum admission
No registration required for this drop-in experience
Kids & Teens (17 & under): Free
Local Resident Adults: $5.50
Celebrate Indigenous People’s day and connect with music, art and history! Explore and learn about Native American cultures across the United States. AT THE ART LAB (36 E. Market Street Corning, NY)
See episodes of the new hit PBS KIDS series, Molly of Denali, featuring an Alaska Native girl
Play instruments and touch animal hides with Seven Generations of Stewards
Make-and-take a mythical being collage inspired by the Birds, Animals and Spirits sculpture by artist Abraham Anghik Ruben
AT THE ROCKWELL (111 Cedar Street Corning, NY)
Design and create your own drum in the Education Center
Explore the galleries and complete an Art Hunt
Find Mt. Denali in one of the paintings on view
Join WSKG as the Rod Serling Memorial Foundation presents Serling Fest 2019: a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Twilight Zone! Winning student films from the annual Rod Serling Film Festival will screen at 10am on Saturday October 5th, 2019 at the Forum Theatre in Binghamton. More details about the full weekend event available at rodserling.com. 2019 Rod Serling Film Festival Honorees
BEST ABSTRACT/EXPERIMENTAL | Disdain | Spencer Strickland
BEST ANIMATION | A Bland Day Out | Adrian Finney
BEST DOCUMENTARY | Utica: A Town That Loves Refugees | Kara Gildea, Rainer Gardner-Olesen, Eric Kukenberger, Sam Lytel, Ellie Pink, Lola Thompson, Peter Weil
BEST FICTION/STORY | Paper Brains | Sophia Doehla
BEST SCI FI/ FANTASY | The Code | Rainer Gardner-Olesen
BEST SOCIAL COMMENTARY | New Look | Ian Justino
BEST COMEDY | A Day with Officer Shawnie | Aidan Stevens
HONORABLE MENTION| I’m New Here | Robert Fischer
HONORABLE MENTION| Love Through the Seasons: A Bird’s Love Story| Ehblu Say, Chit Su Moe
SPIRIT OF SERLING AWARD | The Passenger | Avery Danielsen
BEST IN SHOW | Pesky Landline | Amelia Ponirakis
Thank you to our 2019 Judging Committee Chrissy Guest, Chris Kocher, Christina Kunzman, Kate Murray, and Andy Polak. Special thanks to WSKG staff John Bell, Nancy Coddington, Chris DiRienzo, Jenny James, Nicole Kradjian, Alyssa Micha, Stacey Mosteller, Bailey Normann, and Andy Pioch.