WMHT Resources for Teachers and Educators
WMHT can be a dynamic asset in your classroom, both via our on-air programs and via our online resources. Check our Educator Resources page regularly, as we continue to offer teachers new opportunities for enriching students' education. While you're here, see this month's teacher e-newsletter for more information.
TED Talks Education
WMHT is proud to be part of the TED Talks Education outreach initiative that highlights and celebrates the efforts of successful local educators, organizations, community partnerships and/or unique educational assets. Through this initiative, WMHT will be able to provide educators with information and ideas to inform and energize their classroom practices, as well as connect the topics explored in the TED Talks Education television special to local communities. For more information, click here.
Get Involved: The American Graduate Project
For middle school and high school teachers, WMHT American Graduate is a community engagement project that is designed to drive widespread awareness in the community of the causes and ramifications of high dropout rate. The project also seeks to mobilize community members to actively support at-risk students and to promote or provide pathways to existing community resources. For helpful classroom resources, click here. Contact us at email@example.com to learn more about how you and your students can be a part of the project. This local initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the National Center for Media Engagement.
Do your learners need inspiration and motivation? Check out GED Profiles of Success: GED Graduates in Their Own Words. This online video library, created by GED Testing Services®, contains profiles of people who have passed the GED test and shows how a GED credential can provide a pathway to higher education and a career.
Regents Review 2.0 is a series of test-prep programs for high school students who plan to take New York State Regents exams in the Spring of 2013. Click here to view the schedule. Click to visit Regents Review online.
Save the Date:
August 6-7, 2013
Hudson Valley Community College at the
TEC-SMART Campus in Malta, NY
This FREE 2-day professional development event for educators will offer presentations and workshops focused on the use of technology and games in education - from early childhood to higher education.
- Hear how leading educators across the nation have applied video games to their core curricula
- Share ideas and experiences with other educators
- Participate in workshops to discuss the application of games to enrich studies of math, history, science, language and more
- Develop new strategies and approaches for inspiring learning in your students
- Network with fellow educators and share classroom ideas
Registration for the event will open soon - to find out more information and what we have offered the past 6 years, go to www.gamesineducation.org.
If you are a teacher currently using games or related technology in your classroom, we'd love to hear more about your success and how you could share your experience at our symposium. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn Innovative Techniques from Master Teachers
Are you eager to try some new and innovative techniques this year to engage your students and prepare them for the 21st century? Teaching Channel Presents and VITAL NY PBS LearningMedia invite the WMHT community to observe master teachers doing just that. Teaching Channel Presents airs weekly on Sundays at 5am on WMHT WORLD 17.3, TWC Channel 532.
For descriptions of April programs and links to related resources, click here.
For or a complete listing of where to find WMHT WORLD on your TV click here.
If you want to learn even more about the topics covered in the Teaching Channel Presents programs, be sure to visit VITAL NY PBS LearningMedia.
Visit the Teaching Channel site for lesson ideas and more.
Questar III 24th Annual High School Invitational Art Exhibit
WMHT is pleased to host the 24th Annual Art Exhibit from April 17 – May 15, 2013!
View photos from the April 17 opening reception here. Watch video from the reception below:
Capital Region Youth Voices
Learn more about WMHT's Youth Media Project with the New York Media Alliance and Tech Valley High School, watch student films and interviews or find classroom resources at wmht.org/youthvoices.
Bring Current Events & Global Issues Into the Classroom
'Assignment: The World' is a weekly video program for classrooms (3rd-8th grade) to learn about current events and global issues. It airs on Saturdays at 6 a.m. on WMHT-TV and is available online. Send an e-mail to email@example.com for the password.
Can Homework Hotline Help Your Students?
Homework Hotline is a live educational television show that airs Mon.-Thurs. at 5:30 p.m. on WMHT-TV. Students in grades 4-12 can Dial-a-Teacher for help by calling 1-888-986-2345 on those same days from 4-7 p.m. Questions in math, science, social studies, English and language arts welcomed.
Mission US: A Revolutionary Way to Learn History
Take young learners on a virtual adventure into American History with Mission US, a free, new interactive adventure game for grades 5-8.
Mission 1: 'For Crown or Colony?' puts players in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a printer’s apprentice in 1770 Boston.
Mission 2: 'Flight to Freedom,' players take on the role of Lucy, a 14-year-old slave in Kentucky.
The NEW VITAL 2.0 Powered by PBS LearningMedia is available to Preview NOW
New York State's public television stations are pleased to announce that over the coming months, VITAL NY will be going through a major upgrade in service and content that will benefit all users. This '2.0' version of VITAL NY will be powered by PBS Learning Media, a new national portal for public broadcasting content, yielding a dynamic new combination of all of the high quality multimedia resources and features you already utilize on VITAL, with an exciting new online environment and twice as much content.
NOTE: VITAL 2.0 is beginning the transition over to the new system over the next 6 months. However VITAL NY will remain live on the current platform TeachersDomain throughout the school year for existing users.
About WMHT Educational Services
WMHT works in cooperation with the eight other public television stations in New York State, the New York State Education Department, and local and regional partners such as the Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), teacher centers and regional school support centers. Guidance and counsel is provided by WMHT’s Learning Services Advisory Committee, whose membership is made up of teachers, educational consultants, and other professionals working in the field.