PBS Kids is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children through curriculum-based entertainment with positive role models and content designed to nurture a child’s total well-being. With a 360-degree approach towards learning and reaching children, PBS KIDS leverages the full spectrum of media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. Watch your favorite PBS Kids shows,play games and explore apps.
is always working on something new. Whether it’s new apps focusing on math or an augmented reality game using camera phones, you’ll be able to find the latest and greatest here. Explore the newest games—including some that are in development in beta testing mode, behind-the-scenes features, and more.
A personalized learning service for kids ages 3 – 6 that is designed to enhance school readiness. PLAY! offers all-new educational games that adjust in difficulty based on each child’s skill level. It also features easy-to-use parental tools which enables parents to track their child’s learning progress and more.
WCNY connects parents with educational resources for children. Visit the Student section of our website to learn about Homework Hotline and Regents Review 2.0 television programming with online resources that help students with homework and preparing for the NYS Regents examinations. Visit our Kids section for information as well as educational games and videos related to PBS Kids programming airing on WCNY. To find out when your favorite television shows to watch as a family are on, visit the WCNY TV Program schedule. For programming highlights, contests and more, visit the Education News section. And don’t forget to visit the Events section for events you and your children can enjoy.
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early
learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.
The go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease. Best of all, PBS LearningMedia is free for educators. Go there now at www.pbslearningmedia.org
New York State educators can find resources organized by the New York State Core Curriculum and by common subjects and skills for preschool, elementary and secondary grades. Log in or sign up today!
WCNY, in partnership with Onondaga Historical Association and Le Moyne College, has produced Central New York History, a short series of historical biographies that share the stories of significant historical figures from Syracuse and Central New York.
As New York’s Erie Canal approaches the bicentennial of its opening in 1817, WCNY, with support from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, traveled the world’s most successful canal to explore the waterway as it is today. Along the way we met people who use the canal in a variety of ways and invited them to share their stories.
WCNY produced a series short videos called the War of 1812 Minutes, with the majority of them highlighting the important role the Empire State played in this military conflict. The minutes are based on scholarly essays from New York state historians.
This 10,000-square-foot area education center is a proven hands-on program for middle and high school student who will learn how to be entrepreneurs in a simulated city. Children learn dozens of business and civic concepts, explore careers based in STEM (science technology, engineering and math) and prepare to become tomorrow’ workforce. “Enterprise America,” modeled on a proven program, began in Kansas City and is available in only a few cities in the United States. The center and its programs and services are available to 3,000 schools within a two-hour radius of Syracuse with a potential reach of a minimum of 700,000 students in grades five through nine.
The program shows students more than any other program why they’re in school each day, learning about math, reading, writing, financial literacy, team work, critical thinking and citizenship.
This is applied, real-world learning, which gives students a unique glimpse of the adult world we’re readying them for – and why, staying in school and giving their best, is so important.
General Education Development (GED)
WCNY offers a number of online and on-air resources for adult learners. In partnership with OCM BOCES, WCNY can help you, or someone you know, receive a General Education Development (GED) diploma. Any adult student over 21 in Central New York can access Pre-GED Connection, GED Connection and Workplace Essentials Skills through Sunday-morning television broadcasts. Students are assigned a tele-tutor to help with course work via the telephone. 5 to 5:30 a.m. — Workplace Essential Skills 5:30 to 6 a.m. — GED Connection To get started, contact Kathy Conese, WCNY’s GED Project Manager using the form below or call (315) 453-2444.
TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education) — Online Sign Up GED Testing Dates and Information