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Public TV 13 provides instructional television (ITV) for local schools on Channel 13.1 during the hours of 1 pm to 3 pm Eastern time, Tuesday-Friday throughout the school year. For ITV schedule information, consult our 13.1 online schedule at the link above, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us by phone during regular business hours, 227-1300 or 800-227-9668.
Teaching Channel Presents is a groundbreaking TV series showcasing inspired teaching in America’s K-12 classrooms. The weekly one-hour episodes will take you inside classrooms across the country to see first-hand how teachers are implementing the Common Core State Standards, building digital literacy into their daily lessons, exploring new methods to teach English Language Learners, and much more. Airs on Channel 13.1, Tuesdays at 1 pm ET, through May 2014.
Take a trip back in time to experience life in colonial America. These interactive field trips take viewers to Williamsburg, Virginia via live satellite video transmission, phone and the Internet to interact with actors reenacting 18th century American life. Colonial Williamsburg Field Trips air monthly on Channel 13.1. Teachers can register for this interactive classroom experience at www.history.org/trips. April Fieldtrip: War of 1812 airs Thursday, 4/10/2014 at 1 pm ET.
Targeted at parents, teachers and anyone concerned with education in America, this documentary takes viewers to the front lines of an education revolution, and examines how mobile devices and digital media practices can empower young people to direct their own learning. Documenting five success stories both in and out of the classroom, the program demonstrates how digital media, games, smart phones and the Internet are fundamentally transforming the way young people communicate, collaborate, participate and learn in the 21st century. Watch online at WNMU-TV's Online Video Site.
Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address. More at pbs.org. Airs Tuesday, April 15 at 9 pm ET or watch online at WNMU-TV's Online Video Site.
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