Education Outreach

WILD KRATTS LIVE!

Do you have a WILD KRATTS fan in your house? Download this fun coloring contest entry form & your family can win a family pack of tickets to the January 29, 2017 event at the Memorial Soldiers & Sailors Auditorium. Mail entries to WTCI @ 7540 Bonnyshire Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37416 or email them to education@wtciTV.org. Deadline for entry is January 23, 2017.


SHERLOCK SEASON FOUR

Sherlock is here and you can watch the first episodes online now! Visit here to read an exciting review of the series by a local student, Daniel Grove. Daniel is a CSAS student, a lifelong PBS viewer and the eldest son of our President, Paul Grove.


PBSKIDS & PBSLearningMedia Educator Resource Workshops

This free session introduces educators supporting students from 6th grade to 12th grade+.
Workbook will be provided that includes asset overview, links to resources and examples of
classroom lesson plans, interactive elements and activity sheets. PBS programs will be explored for
use online in the classroom with a tour of free resources that are available on web and hand-held
device platforms, including games, apps, videos, lesson plans and curriculum-based digital
resources that are available free for educators, students and families. Resources include GED
Resources and Educator Professional Development Resources.
Educators will tour the facility, visit the region's largest studio and explore over 140,000 free online
digital resources and programming available for use online in the classroom and beyond. Guests are
encouraged to bring phones, tablets and laptops. Wireless access is provided.

These free sessions introduce educators supporting students from K to 12th grade+.

Materials are provided that includes asset overview, links to resources and examples of classroom lesson plans, interactive elements and activity sheets. PBS programs will be explored for use online in the classroom with a tour of free resources that are available on web and hand-held device platforms, including games, apps, videos, lesson plans and curriculum-based digital resources that are available free for educators, students and families. Resources include GED Resources and Educator Professional Development Resources. Educators will tour the facility, visit the region's largest studio and explore over 140,000 free online digital resources and programming available for use online in the classroom and beyond. Guests are encouraged to bring phones, tablets and laptops. Wireless access is provided. To schedule a session at your school click here or email Jennifer Crutchfield.


PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

This contest is a terrific way to introduce new and emerging readers to the world of telling stories.  Open to children from Kingergarten to 3rd grade this national contest invites children and families to join PBS and a lifetime of learning and exploration.  Families and teachers can explore PBS resources and have fun with games and apps designed to guide children through the process of telling stories.  From January through March WTCI partners with community organizations to host literacy events, celebrations and workshops.

WTCI hosts this annual local contest and awards prizes to the top winners in each grade category.  A host of local celebrity judges, activities and refreshments make this evening fun for everyone! Our all-star panel of judges will be meeting soon!  Stay tuned for exciting news about this year's winners.


MAKE PLAY READ LEARN

WTCI partners with the City of Chattanooga, the Chattanooga Public Library and community organizations to celebrate literacy and learning throughout the summer. WTCI hosts weekly adventures from June through August each Wednesday at 2 PM. Please email with questions or to schedule large groups.


FIELD TRIPS

Join us at WTCI for field trips, group workshops and school tours.  WTCI customizes explorations of PBS at our station for groups of students of all ages, from pre-school to seniors.  We tour the station, use the Media Lab and iPad stations, explore PBS LearningMedia resources and PBS KIDS apps.  Each camper uses science and art in games and actvities that introduce them to people and places in their region and beyond, opening doors that can brighten futures.

Please email us here to schedule a field trip for your school, group or organization.


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