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UNC-TV's Educational Services provides dynamic digital media, teacher professional development, parent education, and community engagement online, on-air, and face to face.  With the support of partners, we deliver powerful resources designed to support effective teaching and meaningful learning for North Carolinians from birth to adult.

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.

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PBS KIDS Summer Learning Day Safari at Durham Public Main Library
This summer, UNC-TV will once again encourage kids and their families to keep the learning going all summer long through our fun PBS KIDS “Safari” of content and activities running from June – August. To that end, on June 19, 2015 from 2-6 PM, UNC-TV will partner with Durham County Main Library, located at 300 North Roxboro Street, Durham, NC, 27701 to promote Summer Learning Day. Come out to this free event to receive free materials, get snacks, do a screening of the 180 Days:Hartville documentary and so much more. Join UNC-TV's Read-a-roo for Meet and Greet opportunities. Bring your camera to capture the fun. For more information, contact Karlene Fyffe Phillips at (919) 560-0172.

180 Days: Hartsville Documentary and Community Engagement
Presented as part of the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative, the Peabody Award-winning 180 Days: Hartsville documentary reveals a year in the life of one Southern town’s efforts to address the urgent demand for reform in American public schools. Viewers can watch the series online to see what happens when the entire city of Hartsville tries to make an exceptional use of the elementary school system. Click here to watch the documentary now.  

180 Days: Hartsville is more than a story of school reform, or of a single town’s successes and struggles, it’s a story about who we are, whom we’ve been, and whom we aspire to become. It is about educators, families, communities coming together to be "change agents" for our youngest learners  and beyond!  Make the commitment to help all young people succeed by becoming or recognizing an American Graduate Champion.   To learn more about American Graduate, click here.

Engagement with the timely issues raised in 180 Days: Hartsville, also took a local turn as UNC-TV  received a grant from the National Black Programming Consortium, South Carolina ETV, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Wyncote Foundation to produce feature reports on North Carolina Now and conduct community engagement activities at area schools and community agencies. UNC-TV's NC Now producer Heather Burgiss visited Petree Elementary School located in  Winston Salem, NC.  While at Petree, Burgiss and her team looked at the many educational enhancements that the school uses such as using male teaching assistants to serve as mentors for students, creating a vigorous PTA and establishing science labs in which wearing lab coats is just one way that students are encouraged to take science seriously.  Click here to read the article about the visit to Petree Elementary school. 

Play the new 180 Days: Hartsville Game, an interactive experience that was designed in conjunction with the “180 Days: Hartsville” documentary, to help more people accurately understand the state of public education today and the challenges and opportunities that come with trying to support the holistic development of children  Pick your challenge of becoming the parent, teacher, or principal. Click here to take the challenge today. 

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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").

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.
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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