What UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina Offers Teachers & Childcare Providers:
UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina's unique programs and services provide people of all ages with enriching, educational television. Since 2005, PBS children’s outreach has used a Literacy 360° approach and funded PBS stations to create a new generation of community engagement programs, designed to supplement the educational television programming with various support services for children, parents, childcare providers, and teachers. UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina provides materials that are beneficial for the home, school, and the community through our education efforts and partnerships.
The needs of North Carolina’s pre-schoolers, students, educators, and parents are 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, PBS LearningMedia, American Graduate initiative, online bilingual resources, summer camps, contests, games, mobile apps and community events with Read-a-roo and her PBS KIDS pals. We also offer a dynamic line-up of researched-based educational and entertaining PBS KIDS programs and original local content on Rootle, your 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel.
From preschool through college and beyond, UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina plays a crucial role in education, serving as our state’s largest classroom.
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PBS TeacherLine offers facilitated courses that earn renewal and graduate credit and also self-paced courses for just-in-time learning. These high-quality courses offer convenience and empower learners with new knowledge, tips, and classroom tools! Several courses are approved by the NC Department of Public Instruction 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.
PBS Teacher Lounge
Your Source for Teaching Inspiration
Take a break in the PBS Teachers’ Lounge, a virtual gathering place where educators can get fresh ideas, interact with peers, and discover innovative learning tools!
Who is Read-a-roo?
Read-a-roo is Rootle's reading mascot. She is a seven-foot kangaroo who visits schools and libraries across the state introducing children to the exciting world of reading. She attends reading awards programs, helps with story time in schools and the community, provides station tours and travels to reading festivals encouraging children to read. Roo also loves to move and promotes nutritious eating and fitness.
Roo can be seen on Rootle and UNC-TV during children's programming sharing fun things for children, including Read-a-roo’s Block Party, meet-and- greet opportunities with other PBS KIDS pals, promoting healthy habits and Block Party LIVE! Read-a-roo is a hit with all ages.
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.
Play Outside NC is a PNC Foundation supported project developed by the NC Institute for Child Development Professionals and UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina to increase the capacity of early childhood teachers and adults with young children to help them grow early math and science knowledge and skills through the provision of a free continuing education units training, tools, public community events public television programming and appearances at conferences, such as the Smart Start Conference.