This summer, your students will be traveling around their town, different cities, different states, and maybe different countries! One place that they can travel to without leaving their home, is space. Introduce your students to what’s in the universe above them with this collection of videos and activities that they can enjoy in the classroom, or over summer vacation. Explore Resources. Get Your Early Learners into Outer Space with Ready Jet Go! Learn More
Go on a Spaceflight with this Virtual Field Trip
PD Course on How to Teach K-2 Science and Spark Curiosity
Bring the Universe to Your Classroom with Resources for All Grades
32 Space-Themed Resources to Explore the Galaxy Blog
Introduce your students’ parents to this educational space app to get them outside with Jet, Sydney, Sean, Mindy and Sunspot!
Molly of Denali, a new multiplatform PBS KIDS series premiering on July 15th 2019, follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Alaska Native Molly Mabray. EVENT
Join WSKG and the Fenimore Art Museum on Sunday, July 7th as we partner for a ‘Molly of Denali’ event! We’ll be screening episodes from the upcoming series at 11a.m. and 1p.m. followed by hands-on activities in the Study Center. Visitors will also be able to view the museum’s Thaw Collection of American Indian Art. The Fenimore Art Museum is located at 5798 State Highway 80 in Cooperstown, NY.
Congratulations to the winning student filmmakers of the 2019 Rod Serling Film Festival! The students will be honored on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at The Forum Theatre in Binghamton, NY. Details to follow. The Rod Serling Film Festival is partnering this year with Serling Fest. Details on all activities and ticket information can be found at www.rodserling.com.
Thank you to the 174 students that shared their stories & illustrations with WSKG this year! Our Judging Committee reviewed the entries and have selected the following winning stories. All children who entered the contests will receive their original story back through the mail. Kindergarten
1st Place | Conor Jones | Attack of the Alien Jellyfish
2nd Place | Max Fedin | The Three Amigos
3rd Place | Ella Gasior | A Fishy Story About Lilly
Honorable Mention | Calvin Vongphachanh | Doggo and Ducky’s Great Adventure
1st Place | Norah Thompson | Alex Loves Laura
2nd Place | Alice Abaya | Amazing Animals
3rd Place | Adalyn Bohne | The Happy Cat
1st Place | Amelia Parks | Gordon’s Journey to the Surface
2nd Place | Grace Beirdneau | The Adventures of Tina Taco
3rd Place | Emersyn Jones | The Two Little Deer
1st Place | Frances Miller | The Raven – Chapters 1 & 2
2nd Place | Haven Aylesworth | The Lost Baby Unicorn
3rd Place | Ares Compton | Let’s Go to Space
Honorable Mention | Elle Webb | The Weekend at School
1st Place | William Kappauf | The Night Before Easter
2nd Place | Kyleigh Weiland | Christopher Columbus’ First Voyage: Our Trip to America
3rd Place | Heyan Chung | The History of English
Honorable Mention | Madeline Housel | People of Time
1st Place | Ethan Wentzel | The Most Valuable Mitt
2nd Place | Nehemiah Jahn | Knowing the Notables, Names, and Nature of New York
3rd Place | Katie Costello | The Chocolate Bar
Honorable Mention | Reagan Slocum | The Remote
1st Place | Chloe King | Up in Flames
2nd Place | Alice Clapp | A New Life
3rd Place | Felix Jones-Rounds | Spicy
Honorable Mention | Joseph Gonzales | As It Passes By
Special thanks to the School Librarians of the Southern Tier – EAST, Broome Tioga BOCES, Four County Library System, George F. Johnson Memorial Library, MaryAnn Karre, Lonna Pierce, Sarah Reid, Alicia Sherman, Sara-Jo Sites, Sandy Stiles.
This collection offers a series of free digital media resources to help administrators, guidance counselors, and educators understand and effectively address the complex and difficult issues faced by LGBTQ students. The video content is scaffolded by a suite of materials (informational text, conversation guides, discussion questions, and teaching tips) to facilitate their use in professional development settings. The collection also has a growing selection of core curriculum video-based content to help educators integrate LGBTQ narratives into ELA and social studies classrooms.
WSKG is pleased to partner for this very special twitter chat in honor of Fred Rogers. Join the discussion May 23, 2019 at 8:30pm EST and follow #143DayEDU. Your hosts for the chat are Sean Gaillard and Dr. Jennifer Williams. Our Director of Education, Jackie Stapleton-Durham, will also be part of the chat and curating input from local educators. HOSTS
Mr. Gaillard is an award winning educator and Principal at Lexington Middle School in Lexington, North Carolina. He founded #CelebrateMonday and #TrendthePositive and is author of The Pepper Effect: Tap Into the Magic of Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation.
Dr. Williams has worked as a school administrator, literacy specialist, classroom teacher, and currently, as a professor at Saint Leo University.
Regents Review 2.0 prepares learners for the New York State Regents exams.
For each Regents exam there is a one-hour long exam review video. Some of the videos are also broken into shorter clips for those looking for help with a particular topic. The teachers involved in creating these videos formulated lists of recommended online resources for further study – check them out! The video programs are also broadcast by all New York State public television stations – including WSKG. The schedule of air dates for WSKG TV is listed below.
This contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children in grades K-3 in communities across the country to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. The contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the national “Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.” In 2014, the WSKG Youth Writers Contest launched in an effort to offer older students a unique writing opportunity, too! This local contest is open to students in grades 4, 5, and 6. PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Entry Form
PBS KIDS Writers Contest (K-3) Rules
WSKG Youth Writers Contest (4-6) Entry Form & Flyer
Submissions must be postmarked by May 31, 2019 and mailed to:
PBS Kids Writers Contest
c/o WSKG Public Media
Attn: J. Stapleton-Durham
601 Gates Road
Vestal, New York 13850
These contests are supported by volunteers from the School Librarian Association of the Southern Tier East, the George F. Johnson Public Library, and the Four County Library System. Thank you!
“Let me tell you what I wish I’d known
When I was young and dreamed of glory
You have no control:
Who tells your story?”
–”Who lives, who dies, who tells your story?”, Hamilton
Every student has a voice and a story. Is it true that they have no control over how their stories are told, or can we provide resources to help them direct their own narratives? In this three part series educators will have the opportunity to explore tools, devices, and unique practices which encourage students to not only critically consider how history is defined, but also how to ensure their own stories are accurately documented and their point of view is conveyed. Cultivating Inclusive Spaces for Empathy Inquiry
April 10, 2019 | 7:00 P.M.
Brene Brown says, “Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of you’re not alone.” And while the concept is clearly conveyed, teaching empathy, as it applies to understanding history especially, is not quite as clear cut or simple. Teachers, we hope you’ll join us for the first of our three part series specifically for Social Studies educators, “Who Tells Your Story.” Through this exciting ‘live learning’ event, we’ll discuss how to cultivate inclusive spaces within your classroom so students can build a foundation for learning and inquiry that allows them to empathize with, and better understand, different perspectives.
In celebration of Autism Acceptance Month this April, we are excited to announce the introduction of Julia’s family for the first time in Muppet form! Julia’s parents, big brother, and dog Rose appear in new digital videos celebrating the importance of families. We’ve also released new resources focused on bullying, which disproportionately affects children with autism. All of these resources are available on sesamestreet.org/autism in both English and Spanish. You can also tune in to an all-new episode with Julia airing Monday, April 8, 2019 on WSKG TV!
Julia was introduced online in 2015 and had her TV debut in 2017.