Join WSKG at the Sherburne Public Library on Thursday, August 23, 2018 for a special screening of The Great American read. Vote on-site for your favorite book, enjoy the library’s collections, and help yourself to refreshments. The library is located at 2 East State Street Sherburne, NY, and the event beings at 6:00pm. https://youtu.be/MRCF_qIPvnM
Join WSKG on Saturday, August 11th at Oneonta World of Learning for a family event inspired by ‘Pinkalicious and Peterrific’, the hit new PBS KIDS show! Celebrate the arts with a variety of activities, performances, and screenings of ‘Pinkalicious’. Children can also have their photo taken with character standee art from the series! This event begins at 10am and runs until 2pm. The first 150 children will receive a free art kit. Admission is $5 per child and OWL members are free.
Congratulations to the winning student filmmakers of the 2018 Rod Serling Film Festival! The students will be honored on Saturday, July 7th, 2018 at The Forum Theatre in Binghamton, NY. This event runs from 10:00am to noon and is open to the public. 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.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Organizations that help impoverished central New Yorkers get an education, find jobs or decent housing are getting a boost from a pot of state money meant to help the poor. Wayne O’Connor, of the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection of Syracuse, said the extra cash will help expand his organization that focuses on workforce development, starting in the middle school years. “It will enable us to hire five youth advocates, and some support for those advocates,” said O’Connor. “Every time we add more students, we grow the culture, we grow the program, so it’s significant.”
Hilliside is one of almost two dozen organizations in five counties, awarded a piece of the Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant. The 24-member Alliance for Economic Inclusion decided to split over $13 million between agencies that had successful programs dealing with poverty, as well as some newer ones.
You’re invited to WSKG Studios on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. Join us at this community event as we celebrate public media and fifty years of WSKG TV. Nature Cat will make appearances and children will also enjoy PBS KIDS activities. Enjoy vintage WSKG photos & equipment display, watch previews of upcoming PBS shows, and vote for your favorite book from The Great American Read. Play other public media-inspired games and be sure to take your photo at the ‘Selfie Spots’ throughout the station! Musical performances will include Chocolate Music with WSKG’s Sam Goodyear (10:30, 11:30, 12:30) and special guests Alexei Aceto (10:15 & 11:15) and Kidbess (12:15 & 1:15). WSKG’s President & CEO Greg Catlin and special guests will make remarks in the TV Studio at the top of each hour. This family-friendly event is free and open to all.
The United States does not stack up favorably when compared to other nations with advanced economies when it comes to childhood poverty worldwide, according to a new report, which considered factors such as the lack of access to quality food, high adolescent birth rates and a child dropping out of school. Out of 175 nations, the U.S. ranks 36th – far behind Singapore, Slovenia, Norway, Sweden and Finland, which round out the top five — and just behind Bahrain and Belarus in the reportproduced by the advocacy group Save the Children. “We are just above Russia, Kuwait and Bosnia,” says president and CEO Carolyn Miles. “So I wouldn’t say that the United States is doing terribly well as far as childhoods.”
The report looks at so-called childhood enders or “events that rob children of their childhood and prevent them from reaching their full potential,” including things like displacement due to war, gender bias, child labor and child mortality. There are three childhood disruptors that account for why the U.S. ranking is relatively low, says Miles, “One was our infant mortality rate, which is by global standards, pretty high.
You’re invited to WSKG Studios for a special event celebrating the new PBS series The Great American Read! Join us on Thursday, June 14th for a one-hour screening, mingle with literary-minded guests, and hear remarks from author and Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me panelist Amy Dickinson.
Partner organizations including Literacy Legacy Project, Lyceum, Riverow Bookshop, Four County Library System, and School Librarian Association of the Southern Tier East will also be on site throughout the evening. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Has smart tech and the social media it drives harmed a generation dependent on these tools to perform most functions? A new addiction impacting youth socialization, cognitive development and even mental health is chronicled in a new documentary that’s starting the conversation with parents, educators and lawmakers across New York State. As policymakers look to respond, can we institute moderation and parameters or has the technology taken hold and it’s too late? FEATURED GUESTS
Bonnie Nobiling, Director of IT Services & District Data Coordinator – Oneonta School District
Dr. Delaney Ruston, President – MyDoc Productions and filmmaker-in-residence at Stony Brook Medicine, NY
Michael Robb, Ph.D., Director of Research – Commonsense Media
Bonnie Russell, Immediate Past President – New York State Parent Teacher Association
Dr. David O’Rourke, District Superintendent – BOCES Erie District
Sean Ryan (D), NYS Assemblymember 149th District
Watch this new episode on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 9:00pm on WSKG TV. Join us as we uncover compelling and unexpected stories throughout New York State and the history and systemic forces influencing current realities.
FREE Webinar for Teachers & Librarians, Grades 6-12
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7pm EST
Loved by generations worldwide, LITTLE WOMEN is a universal coming-of-age story. In this webinar for educators, we use the new MASTERPIECE adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN and partner with the Great Books Foundation to explore why the classic novel’s themes still resonate with audiences 150 years after its publication. This webinar will support English teachers and librarians grades 6-12 and offers:
A tour of the media-based resources on PBS LearningMedia, featuring key scenes from the MASTERPIECE broadcast
A discussion of Great Books Foundation’s shared inquiry technique to help students think critically about the novel and reflect on its relevance today
Q&A with resource developers
A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all who attend the live stream. A recording link will be available. Registration is limited so please sign up today.
Congratulations to the winners of WSKG’s 2018 PBS KIDS Writers Contest and Youth Writers Contest!
1st Place | Helicopter Rescue by Conrad Gopie
2nd Place | The Three Little Lambs and Hungry Fox by Joshua McKernan
3rd Place | Snakes and Sunflowers by Alice Abaya
1st Place | Should You Get a Cat? by Amelia Parks
2nd Place | Lost and Found by Felicity Clarke
3rd Place | My Fun Snowy Day by Abigail Okogu
1st Place | Mary’s Roses by Grace Jean-Baptiste
2nd Place | A Vernal Pool Adventure by Frances Miller
1st Place | Grussel by Kyleigh Weiland
2nd Place | The True Story of Dorothy by Heyan Chung
3rd Place | Pick Me Pops by Evelyn Szeliga
Honorable Mention | The Mysterious Amazon River by Hudson Scaglione
1st Place | U.S. Time Zones by Nehemiah Jahn
2nd Place | The Tiniest Royals by Reese Dimon
1st Place | Miss Literal by Inaaya Sethi
2nd Place | Stuck in Time by Ryan Witt
3rd Place | Tiny Tina by Lilia Mack
Honorable Mention | Hot Sauce Man by Ian Clark
1st Place | Dying Music by Ian Chung
2nd Place | The Case of the Missing Stanley Cups by Keyahn Sethi
3rd Place | A Typewriter of Truth by Kate Fehrer