Looking for great resources to help children or students learn? On June 1, 2013, the PBS Teachers site officially transitions to PBS LearningMedia, a resource destination for PreK-12 educators and learning caregivers that offers more than 30,000 free, curriculum-aligned, digital resources. Assets include games, videos, audio clips, images, and tools certain to ignite learning.
Free, high quality, learning resources
PBS LearningMedia is a free service for all teachers, student, and families nationwide. In addition to a rich public media library, PBS LearningMedia has content contributed from other publicly funded organizations, including the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as content funded by NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education, to deliver thousands of resources for use in the classroom and with homeschoolers.
Quality, accessible resources to accelerate achievement
Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO indicates,“As America’s largest classroom, PBS and our local stations are helping to re-imagine classroom learning and are partnering with our producers and teachers to engage students to accelerate academic achievement. PBS LearningMedia is a key part of the solution to one of the nation’s biggest challenges – improving student progress.”
For educators and those guiding children’s learning, PBS LearningMedia has a multitude of resources that can be integrated into core curriculum-aligned lesson plans or into customized learning exercises that are crafted for individualized or specialized learning needs. Teachers or site users can access in various, efficient ways.
- grade level
PBS Learning Media resources are diverse and rich, so excellent organization of materials is critical. Great new content collections on PBS Learning Media include:
- Middle School Literacy
- High School Math
- Cyberlearning in STEM
- Art & Science of Growing Food
- Culture & Identity
For example, in the PBS Learning Media content, there’s a collection of resources spotlighting the U.S. Constitution. For Grades 9-12, there’s a video on the separation of powers concept, equality issues, and federalism. For Grades 5-8, there are resources on the powers of government. For grades 8-11, there are interactive resources on the constitution at work including materials from the National Archives, Annenberg Learner, and the Library of Congress.
William Butler Yeats indicated, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. Quality resources facilitate strong, empowering knowledge attainment and involvement. As PBS Teachers transitions over to the fresh and already established PBS Learning Media site, empowering learning resources that include interactives, images, video, audio files and more with lesson plans, background essays, and discussion questions are available for building powerful learning opportunities. If you’re involved in learning, be sure to check out the digital assets offered by PBS Learning Media.
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