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You’ve come to this site because you are interested in learning about UNC-TV's educational services. 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.

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

UNC-TV's Trainers Presented Peg+Cat Workshop at the NCaeyc 61st 2014 Annual Conference
The NCaeyc 61st Annual Conference held on September 11-13, 2014, was a tremendous success. This year's conference theme focused on promoting PLAY: Powerful Learning Across Years. UNC-TV trainers conducted a highly rated Peg+Cat math workshop. Workshop participants made the following positive comments:

"I learned great hands-on experiences and new and exciting ideas."

"Great money-saving tips and I got ideas to teach math for free or very little cost."

"Really got my brain thinking and opened my eyes on ways to teach math better."

"This was great because I learned new ideas to align with NC Foundations documenr."

"Very useful and pratical content and trainers who were excited about their subject."

"I loved these ladies. They were lively and creative!"

"I learned that math can easily be incorporated in many activities.'

"I learned how to do math with anything and everything."

"Materials were awesome."

"Loved the class and loved the games."

"New ways to teach math thoughout the different centers."

"I was not familiar with Peg+Cat and learned lots of hands-on new math ideas to share with my students."

"I want more from these trainers."

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.

Cyberchase Community Outreach
Cyberchase  tells the story of three diverse kids summoned into cyberspace to stop the villainous Hacker.  Working together, they use math and logic to save the day. A live-action epilogue, Cyberchase For Real, brings math into the real world in a fun and practical way. Cyberchase remains the only national math project for school-age children on television.

Cyberchase reaches millions of children, parents, educators and community organizations through its TV series, immersive web games, mobile apps, outreach initiatives, educator resources, bilingual traveling museum exhibit and more. More than 20 research and evaluation studies have demonstrated Cyberchase's power to increase children's knowledge, understanding and enthusiasm for mathematics.

For teachers, Cyberchase makes nearly 400 lesson plans, video clips and interactives available for free download and streaming through PBS LearningMedia, PBS' digital media service for K-12 classrooms.
Check out the Cyberchase resources this fall.

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