Teachers & Childcare Providers

What Does UNC-TV Offer Teachers and Childcare Providers? 
UNC-TV’s unique programs and public media services provide people of all ages with enriching, educational, life-changing television. Since 2005, PBS children’s outreach has used a Literacy 360° approach and funded PBS stations to create a new generation of community outreach programs, designed to supplement the educational television programming with various support services for children, parents, childcare providers, and teachers.   From preschool through college and beyond, UNC-TV plays a crucial role in education, serving as one of our region’s largest classroom.

The needs of North Carolina’s pre-schoolers, students, educators, and parents are complex, varied, and numerous.  UNC-TV meets those needs in a variety of skillful and creative ways such as: face-to-face teacher and parent workshops; PBS TeacherLine professional development courses; UNC-TV's LearningMedia; PBS KIDS Raising Readers initiative; American Graduate initiative; online bilingual resources; summer camps; contests; games; mobile apps; and Just For Kids community events with Read-a-roo and her PBS pals.

UNC-TV provides materials that are beneficial for the home, school, and the community through our education efforts and partnerships.

Boost Your Learning with PBS TeacherLine This Season!

**Enroll in a PBS TeacherLine facilitated course
by February 17, 2017 and SAVE 20%

with promo code HOLIDAY20.**

Tis the Season for Learning!  The next PBS TeacherLine facilitated courses begin January 18, 2017 and February 15, 2017. These high quality courses offer convenience, credit, and empower learners with new knowledge, tips, and classroom tools!  Available courses cover Leadership, Math, Instructional Technology, Reading and Language Arts, Social Studies and more. Check out the PBS TeacherLine courses that are approved by NC Department of Public Instructions for literacy credit.  TeacherLine is also listed on the NC Institute for Child Development website as a NC C.E.U. Supplier for child development educators.

Is Santa Real? (A Scientific Analysis from PBS LearningMedia)

Ever wonder how Santa could possibly manage to deliver all those presents in a single night? Or what gives red-nosed reindeer the ability to fly? And why do your Christmas lights get tangled in knots no matter how carefully you put the away?  Get these questions answered and learn more with UNC-TV PBS LearningMedia for teachers and students. PreK-12 teachers have a place to get thousands of free research-based classroom resources. K-12 students have a dedicated place to access trusted content, homework support, and custom coursework.  Check out the student portal here.

Calling All Classroom Changemakers: Are YOU a PBS Digital Innovator?
Apply today for the 2017 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Program. Applications are accepted now through February 12, 2017. PBS will select ONE teacher from each US state, the District of Columbia, and US territories as a 2017 PBS Digital Innovator. Those selected for the 2017 PBS Digital Innovator program will be notified by March 15, 2017.

The Digital Innovators are a community of highly engaged, tech-savvy PreK-12 educators who are effectively integrating digital media and technology to inspire learning.  Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students. 

In 2016, UNC-TV's own Rebecca Goddard from Bostian Elementary School in China Grove, North Carolina was selected as the North Carolina lead innovator and 22 local North Carolina teachers joined the ranks of this illustrious group of national winners.  Click here to learn about all the 2016 Lead and Local Class of PBS Digital Innovators.  It's your turn to be a changemaker. Apply today!

Play Outside NC, a PNC funded initiative

PNC Grow Up Great helps prepare children from birth to age five for success in school and in life.