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You’ve come to this site because you are interested in learning about UNC-TV's educational service. Whether you want to attend an UNC-TV workshop, attend a community event, learn about our collaboration with community partners such as colleges/universities, schools, preschool and elementary schools, veteran organization, healthcare providers, or learn about our many local and national programs, this is the place for you. You may see UNC-TV's education staff in many places across NC. Also, see a list of the some of the resources available to  help you in the home, classroom, or community.

UNC-TV has four major strategic goals for our educational services:

  1. UNC-TV will meet the needs of parents, educators, and children and multiply the impact of its work by continuing to build and increase its partnerships with likeminded institutions to promote school readiness and “lifelong learning.”
  2. UNC-TV will further collaborate with educational agencies to offer resources and professional development for teachers.
  3. UNC-TV will promote healthy living.
  4. UNC-TV will meet the needs of North Carolina’s large military community.

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UNC-TV's Trainers will Present at the NCaeyc 61st 2014 Annual Conference
NCaeyc has been promoting and inspiring excellence in the education of young children and ensuring that high-quality professional development opportunities are provided for teachers. This year the NCaeyc 61st Annual Conference will be held at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh, on September 12-13, 2014. This year's conference theme focuses on promoting PLAY: Powerful Learning Across Years. Once again, UNC-TV trainers will conduct workshops at the conference, such as the Peg+Cat workshop. Click here to get more information about the conference registration and other details.

Two North Carolina Teachers Join the Ranks of the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators
UNC-TV is pleased to congratulate two North Carolina teachers to the prestigious group of America's top 100 teachers selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. The two NC teachers are -  Mig Hays, Teacher/Media Specialist, Carolina Friends School, a quaker school in Durham, NC named as 2014 Lead PBS Digital Innovator  and Jason Lineberger, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator for Cleveland County Schools, Shelby, NC, 2014 PBS Digital Innovator. The PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program is designed to mobilize – and reward – tech-savvy K-12 educators that are embracing digital learning. Click here for more information about the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators.

Cyberchase Season 9 Community Outreach
The excitement continues to build around Cyberchase. UNC-TV received a grant to promote environmental science, math, and technology with students, teachers, families, and staff of the YMCA afterschool program at Walnut Creek Elementary School in Raleigh, NC. UNC-TV's educational outreach staff also conducted "brain power" workshops at local conferences integrating Cyberchase instructional episodes and resources.  To request a Cyberchase workshop, contact us at:

So, you may ask, what is Cyberchase? Produced by THIRTEEN in association with WNET New York, Cyberchase is the Emmy Award® winning animated mathematics series and transmedia project on PBS KIDS. Developed for kids ages 8 to 11 and packed with mystery, humor, and action, Cyberchase delivers positive messages about math by teaching concepts in a fun way that kids can understand. Every episode, game and activity is motivated by Cyberchase characters and settings, and on a math concept centered on national standards. Check out the Cyberchase resources this summer!

Summer Reading Campaign - GONE READIN!
This is an educator-focused campaign designed to spotlight the outstanding collection of Pre K-12 content supporting literacy instruction and development and marks the debut of a NEW summer literacy collection page with featured resources from Martha Speaks, Poetry Everywhere, Shakespeare Uncovered, and Super WHY! Resources include video, lesson plans, and interactive games. GONE READIN WEBINAR: To access a recording of the recently Gone Readin webinar focused on adolescent literacy, click here.

Mission Solar System Resources for Teachers: New STEM Resources | Grades 4-8

NASA and Design Squad Nation have teamed up to inspire a new generation of engineers with an engaging collection of hands-on activities. Explore it here!

Design Squad Nation Back to School Webinar
Looking to incorporate resources from the new Design Squad Nation Back to School Webinar collection into your classroom or after-school program? Then this webinar is for you! Email Design Squad Nation at to sign up for the webinar (subject: "WEBINAR").

Learning Through Dance with PBS LearningMedia!

SHAKE UP your next lesson by adding in a little dance, motion, and music! This week's featured resources will help you introduce students to the dynamic world of dance and support arts-integration across the curriculum.. Click here to visit UNC-TV LearningMedia!

Technology Resources for the Classroom
Interactive Whiteboard Games: PBS KIDS provides an array of interactive whiteboard games for educators. All programs and games are age-appropriate and linked to subjects such as language arts, the arts, math and social science. Students will enjoy participating in these collaborative, fun and engaging experiences, while exploring curriculum from trusted programs such as Arthur, Clifford, Curious George, Sesame Street, Sid the Science Kid and Super Why.

Click here to learn about the interactive whiteboard games.
Cick here to see interactive whiteboard games from PBS KIDS Lab.
PBS KIDS Raising Readers

Sesame Street "Math is Everywhere" Kit
Math is an essential component of learning and success. Sesame Street Math Is Everywhere aims to help parents, caregivers, and educators help young children explore and understand math in the everyday world. By focusing on the broad thinking and reasoning skills required to master mathematics, Math Is Everywhere hopes to use math as an early starting point for empowering children's learning across the curriculum for years to come. Sesame Street and PNC Financial Services believes that "every child has the potential to do something great!" Click here to download a free kit.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
A new generation of preschool 'neighbors' will experience the beloved Neighborhood of Make Believe, as inspired by the award winning Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, with the new PBS show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Daniel is the four year son of the original shows Daniel Stripped Tiger and he invites children into his world and to increase social-emotional development. Music is a great way to deal with emotions or your feelings, so try out this activity from the website!

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Thank you to our grants and community sponsors!
The Dickson Foundation, The F.M. Kirby Foundation, William A. Smith Foundation,
Marbles Kids Museum, Frank Borden Hanes Charitable Lead Trust, Cyberchase/WNET, the Jim Henson Company, and VINCI