Teachers! Join us as we bring the Great American Read to your classroom.
This four-part virtual professional learning series is designed for English Language Arts teachers, created FOR educators BY educators. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for classrooms, this series will highlight techniques for engaging learners through essential communication skills, and present ideas for enhancing teaching practice through activities, projects, passion, and a connection to literature. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event. For the Love of Lit: Inspiring Young Authors, with NaNoWriMo founder Chris Baty
October 17 @ 7-8pm ET
Designed by educators, this virtual professional learning experience will introduce a number of teaching models and strategies to enhance your practice. How can you inspire your students to be passionate writers and engaged readers?
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.
In celebration of early learning and literacy, the JCC of Binghamton and WSKG present ‘Preschool Literacy Night’ 2016. The community is invited to this free event on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:30. Visit the JCC, located at 500 Clubhouse Road in Vestal, NY, for an evening of exploration and family fun. Art & Craft Activities
Free Books (while supplies last)
Sing and Dance with Johnny Only
Story Time with Clifford the Big Red Dog
WSKG Youth Resources
Editor’s Note: Last October, the Family Reading Partnership of Owego-Apalachin was recognized by the community as a local American Graduate Champion. The organization strives to create a culture of literacy for the community it serves. Family Reading Partnership of Owego-Apalachin is about to host its annual Kids’ Book Fest event and we sat down to talk with Kristin Barton, coalition President.
Can you provide an overview of the event and talk logistics? Our fourth Kids’ Book Fest “Fairy Tales Do Come True” will be on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10am-2pm and it will be held at Owego Elementary School 2 Sheldon Guile Blvd.
Every year, on March 2nd, the National Education Association (NEA) celebrates Dr. Seuss’s Birthday as Read Across America Day. We’ve assembled a few online resources to help you celebrate Seuss-style and to encourage families to read together. Dr. Seuss Crafts Roundup from PBS Parents features adorable, low-cost craft ideas for the early learner! Are you a busy parent and short on time? PBS KIDS has compiled this online Reading Activity Calendar full of simple, easy ideas for you to incorporate at home! Co-watch The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on WSKG TV (Monday-Friday at 1:30pm) and follow up with an online game.
You might not think about it, but you use literacy skills all day long. When you are checking your texts, reading your emails, reading road signs, filling out forms, reading food labels, and taking tests… To do all of those things, you use literacy skills. But did you know, that according to a 2014 survey, 1 in 7 adults in the United States cannot read? “Literacy really is the foundation for educational success,” explains principal Thomas Brindley. “I believe it’s the foundation for success in life in general.” Mr. Brindley is principal of Oneonta High School.
Family Reading Partnership of Owego-Apalachin is recognized as a local American Graduate Champion. This organization has created a culture of literacy that encourages and supports families as they read and learn together! Learn more from the coalition’s President, Kristin Barton, in this video. https://youtu.be/qFr9wzkpzn4
Who’s the champion in your life? Follow the American Graduate movement!
Dolly Parton, country music legend and founder of Imagination Library, is an American Graduate Champion! Catch stories of education inspiration this Saturday, October 3rd on WSKG TV during American Graduate Day 2015. This multi-broadcast event takes place from 11am-6pm. You can also follow online using hashtags #AmGrad and #UpstateGrad. https://youtu.be/PMtyXKnk00I