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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.

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

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 Hayes, 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.

180 Days: Hartsville Documentary and Community Engagement
Premieres on UNC-TV, Tuesday March 24th
The Peabody Award-winning 180 Days: Hartsville series premieres locally Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8 pm on UNC-TV. See what happens when the entire city of Hartsville tries to make an exceptional use of the elementary school system. Presented as part of the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative, the 180 Days: Hartsville  documentary reveals how bureaucracy, economic opportunity, and fixed mindsets – interact and intersect when one Southern town works to address the urgent demand for reform in American public schools.

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! To learn more about American Graduate, visit: http://www.americangraduate.org/home.

Engagement with the timely issues raised in 180 Days: Hartsville, takes a local turn as UNC-TV  received a grant from the National Black Programming Consortium, South Carolina ETV and 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.
Check out the 180 Days: Hartsville.

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").

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!

For more information about UNC-TV's educational service, contact us at: 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