Education Highlights

WILL - Education Highlights - June 04, 2013

How much screen time is too much?

Should you be limiting the amount of time your kids spend on the laptop or iPad? Hear June 4's Focus discussion with Atlantic senior editor and parent Hanna Rosin, and David Bickham from Boston's Center on Media and Child Health.

Girl reading and boy using laptop computer

WILL - Education Highlights - May 24, 2013

Summer Reading Activities

Summer is the perfect time for kids to experience the world around them through reading! All summer long, PBS Parents and PBS KIDS are here to provide your family with fun, educational activities that explore reading, writing and language.

WILL - Education Highlights - May 20, 2013

Raising a Powerful Girl

How do you raise a powerful girl and what does that mean? The PBS Parents website has some advice.

Powerful girls grow up feeling secure in themselves. They learn to take action, making positive choices about their own lives and doing positive things for others. They think critically about the world around them. They express their feelings and acknowledge the feelings and thoughts of others in caring ways. Powerful girls feel good about themselves and grow up with a "can-do" attitude. Of course, strong girls may (like all of us) have times of insecurity and self-doubt, but these feelings aren't paralyzing because the girls have learned to work through their problems. Powerful girls will grow up to lead full, valuable lives.

Get advice from PBS Parents experts to help you raise powerful daughters.

WILL - Education Highlights - April 10, 2013

Thanks for Coming to See Buddy!

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Buddy the Dinosaur and try out educational games and activities!

Buddy greets fans at the Parkland Planetarium

Buddy, from the PBSKids program Dinosaur Train, appeared April 3 at the Book Mentor Project family night at the Parkland College Planetarium, and April 6 at the Young Children's Expo at Lincoln Square Mall and Dino-Mite Devices at the Champaign Public Library, left.Kids try out mobile games

WILL - Education Highlights - April 10, 2013

Make Much Ado about Shakespeare in Your Class

Uncover new lesson plans, videos, and games devoted to "The Bard" and his iconic plays that explore a range of topics.

William Shakespeare in old print

Shakespeare Uncovered from PBS LearningMedia explores the complete plays of William Shakespeare—one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. From his comedies to histories to tragedies, the series looks at the stories that have shaped our cultural history: seeking out each play’s inspiration, finding the moments and places that set every scene, as well as examining the words that gave life to Shakespeare’s world both in the past and present.

This thematic collection -- which adheres to national learning standards -- contains video segments from the series, informational texts, discussion questions, and suggestions for extension activities to enhance your students’ reading, viewing, and appreciation of Shakespeare’s works.

O this learning, what a thing it is!

Access the resources from PBS LearningMedia.

Bring Hamlet, Henry V, Macbeth and The Tempest to life! You will also find content from the PBS series, Shakespeare Uncovered in which actors like Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, and David Tennant reveal new insights into some of Shakespeare's most famous characters.

WILL - Education Highlights - March 20, 2013

Tap into Your Inner Scientist

Want to predict solar storms and design renewable energy systems? How about tracking cloud movements and learning cybersecurity strategies? Check out NOVA Labs and take part in real-world investigations with using real scientific data.

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