Join WJCT Public Media and VyStar Credit Union for TEACH 2021 on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront Jacksonville. This engaging day-long conference features 27 concurrent breakout sessions led by teachers and educational experts and national keynote speakers, including this year’s afternoon keynote from Ron Clark. Educators spend the day meeting and sharing ideas with fellow educators, learning new ways to engage students, and empowering themselves to further inspire others.
Jax PBS At-Home Learning (Grades 6-12)
Each weekday on Jax PBS WORLD Channel 7.5 and Jax PBS More! Channel 7.4 (Comcast 212), in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, WJCT Public Media presents At-Home Learning programming for grades 6-12. Click here for the carefully curated schedule supplemented with related assets from Florida PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of compelling educational resources. The daily free-over-the-air broadcasts feature the best in public media science, history, and other educational programming.
Florida PBS LearningMedia (Grades PreK-12)
FREE PreK-12 online library of trusted, quality, curated resources from PBS and public media stations. These digital resources include short videos, lessons, and interactive games. Perfect for educators and parents. As teachers, students, and families enter an uncertain school year with new routines, both in-person and virtual, Florida PBS LearningMedia’s PreK-12 Resources for New School Routines offers this special collection of flexible resources to support learning from anywhere.
The PBS Kids Writers Contest is open to any child in grades K-3 who wants to write and illustrate their own story. Submit your story to WJCT for judging and a chance to win cool prizes. Winning grade-level stories will be considered for the WJCT People’s Choice Award.
As your source for teaching inspiration, blogs, and online professional events, the PBS Teachers Lounge aims to inspire your teaching.
Mission US (Grades 6-12)
Mission US is an award-winning educational media project that immerses young people in transformational moments from U.S. history including the American Revolution, antebellum era, westward expansion, immigrant experience, Great Depression, and World War II. Each mission consists of an interactive narrative game and curriculum materials aligned to national standards. The educator’s guides provide a wealth of resources and activities for teachers and students that show the broader social, political, and economic context of events and perspectives featured in the game.
Virus Information & Prevention (All Ages)
PBS LearningMedia provides the collection: What are viruses and how do they spread? Find resources for students of all ages that explore the nature of viruses, how they are transmitted, and the healthy habits we can all engage in to prevent their spread through interactive lessons and discussion questions.
PBS NewsHour Extra (Grades 6-12)
PBS NewsHour Extra helps teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and international news stories. The site combines the best of NewsHour’s reliable, trustworthy news program with lesson plans developed specifically for students. Standards-aligned resources cover subject areas, including government and civics, STEM, social studies, English, the arts, economics and media literacy. Engaging and thoughtful discussion questions ask students to explore all sides of an issue and extension activities ensure students go beyond just the headlines.