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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.

2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program
The application period for the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program is now closed. We are pleased to report that over 400 educators nationwide applied to this prestigious program! The PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program is designed to mobilize – and reward – tech-savvy K-12 educators that are embracing digital learning. Over the next several weeks, a distinguished group of educators will serve as judges to select the top 100 applicants that will become the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators. Stay tuned for more details!

Cyberchase Season 9 Community Outreach
The excitement is building 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 will also conduct 'brain power" workshops at local conferences integrating Cyberchase instructional episodes and resources. In addition, in March 2014, UNC-TV and its partners will participate in a national game-making challenge for schools/afterschool groups designed to spark children's creativity and inspire them to become real world game designers.  In April, 2014, the first-ever one-hour Cyberchase special will be airing in time for Earth Day. Funding for this Season 9 Cyberchase Environmental Challenge Community Outreach initiative is made possible by a grant fund from WNET.

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.

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 designsquad_feedback@wgbh.org to sign up for the webinar (subject: "WEBINAR").

Explore Geneology, Roots, and Heritage with PBS LearningMedia!

During the week of February 24, 2014, we uncover what makes us who we are today with the content theme: Genealogy, Roots, Heritage; featuring resources revolving around the exploration of one’s own cultural origins – and the heritage of those around us with LearningMedia.  UNC-TV LearningMedia, powered by PBS LearningMedia, is THE destination for Prek-12 educators to access FREE standards-aligned content, including Common Core state Standards that can be integrated into your classroom curriculum. Register or sign-in to UNC-TV PBS LearningMedia today and remember to bookmark the page. 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!

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

  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.

For more information about UNC-TV's educational service, elearning@unctv.org.


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