When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ~Fred Rogers
This quote shows up often in distressing times for our communities. It is important for all of us to remember and see the good in people, but it is especially important for your students at any age. We would like to share our heartfelt thanks with all Rhode Island educators for showing up for your students, their families, and your peers in such a significant way. You are the helpers that Fred's mom described. Speaking for all of us at Rhode Island PBS, we see you and we appreciate you.
We are also here for you:
- Looking for resources to supplement your distance learning plans? Visit the Education Services website to find a growing list of free resources.
- Want to learn more about PBS LearningMedia and other resources? Fill out this form to request a virtual training session with your learning community.
- Interested in sharing ideas and experiences related to distance learning? Join us for Happy Hour conversations on Thursdays at 3:30 pm. Bring your own drinks and apps. We'll invite a guest host each week to share an easy to implement tip then open up the conversation to the community.
- Do you love sharing interesting and valuable experiences with your students? Read on for more information about our new series, Kids Want to Know, and the Rhode Island PBS Foundation Scholarship (applications due Monday!).
- Ready to relax at the end of the day? Tune in to the Rhode Island PBS Primetime schedule for local shows including Maria's Portuguese Table, national series such as Finding Your Roots, and Masterpiece series like Sanditon.
As always, if you have any questions, please
. We are happy to answer your questions via email or set up individual or group video conferencing to help you navigate our resources.
Jon, Colleen, and Mayra
Rhode Island PBS Education Services Team