June 2022
Join us - here's what's happening this week
WPSU offers a free Storytelling Workshop for children ages 3-7 and their caregivers on June 23.

WVIA premieres the documentary Agnes 50: Life After the Flood on June 23 at 9 pm and will re-air on June 25 and June 26.

Meet the seven winners of the 2022 Teacher Impact Awards! The program premieres on WITF TV Thursday, June 23 at 8 p.m. and will stream on-demand beginning June 23 through the PBS Video app and at video.witf.org

Activities for children & families

  • Learn to make dishes from around the world with WPSU's World Kitchen videos - explore recipes from Tunisia, Mexico, Peru, and many more (may require adult supervision).

  • Explore StoryMaker from PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs, which has tutorials on video and audio production, script writing, and building interview skills.

  • Check out Power Library, Pennsylvania’s electronic library, which includes Power Kids and Power Teens. Access e-books on diverse topics, research resources, Book Flix, True Flix, and more. A current library card can be used to access Power Library or sign-up for a free electronic library card here.
Multimedia Summer Camps- get your learning on!

WHYY Summer includes multi-week media production programs for students finishing grades 6-12 throughout July and August. Class offerings include photography, journalism, and stop motion.

Learn more about these programs and how to register here.
PBS39 is hosting their summer program, Production U, from July 11-July 22. Students entering grades 9-12 will learn and share the excitement of the video and audio production process and have a chance to develop a wide variety of production skills and learn from experts in the field. Learn more here.
WQED's Steeltown Film Academy offers an opportunity for aspiring creators this summer with options for in-person and virtual learning. Designed for high school students interested in filmmaking as a career path, students will access WQED studios, equipment, and award-winning producers as teachers and mentors.

Learn more about Steeltown Film Academy here.
Cole Cullen Talks Keystone Stories- exploring people & places in PA
Keystone Stories is a new series from WPSU that explores people and places in Pennsylvania. Produced by Cole Cullen, this fresh and in-depth perspective into Pennsylvania's hidden gems is captivating, educational, and entertaining. Read the Q & A with Cole that gives more insight into the production of this series.

"Keystone Stories is a continuation of WPSU’s tradition of finding and telling the unique stories that only Central PA offer."

-Cole Cullen, Producer of Keystone Stories and Creative Director at WPSU

Podcast of the Month
In addition to locally-focused TV and digital programs, the Pennsylvania PBS stations produce podcasts on a variety of topics. There's something for everyone from business and local government to music and current affairs.
This month, we are highlighting WHYY's "March On: The Fight for Pride," a conversation about the group of activists that work to rebuild Philadelphia's largest LGBTQ+ celebration after internal racism and transphobia tear the organization apart
Learn more about WHYY radio and podcasts here.
Your Learning Neighborhood
Learning in Your Community
WHYY Little Libraries are places where children can find and are encouraged to take books home. Throughout the summer, WHYY will host story hours with hands-on learning activities in several community spaces. One place you will find them is 4528 I St. in Philadelphia on Thursdays beginning at 10 a.m. from July 14 through August 18.
WQED now has a Little Free Library outside their studio. The library is filled with books, activities, and resources for children and their families.
Learn more about Little Free Library boxes here.
Your local library has terrific summer programs and many offer programs with the theme "Oceans of Possibilities" this summer. Find your local library here.
Learning at School
WQLN's educational mission is “to engage underrepresented students with interactive learning experiences by connecting stakeholders to high-quality standards-aligned programming.”

To fulfill this mission, WQLN's education team created the WQLN PBS KIDS Education Ambassadors program. It consists of a select group of active professional educators in pre-K to fifth-grade classrooms throughout the region who believe in WQLN’s vision and mission for the community. The ambassadors are volunteers who promote WQLN PBS KIDS programming and resources in their school buildings and help build teacher and family relationships. The inaugural group of 14 ambassadors is in place for the coming school year.
Learning at Home
In July, Pre-Kindergarten through 3rd-grade children can learn with these programs (and others):
  • Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood helps children understand and practice skills like getting along with others and managing their feelings.
  • Dinosaur Train inspires early learners to think like a scientist, explore the world around them and learn about dinosaurs.
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