Education News from WVIA - January 2014
WVIA Education - V-Media
In This Issue
Teacher of the Month
Scholastic Achievement Awards Show
Everhart Museum for Students!
Degrees that work DVDs and Teacher Guides available from WVIA
WVIA and Penn College have teamed up to provide educators with new resources to help illustrate the exciting careers available in the field of technology. Please visit WVIA's website at (570) 602-1182to download the curriculum guides or call Andrea O'Neill at
- PLASTICS: 1/26@ 4:30pm
- MANAGEMENT: 1/20 @7pm
- GOING GREEN 1/23 @ 8:00pm
- GOING GREEN II 1/23@ 8:30pm
- ADVANCED MANUFATURING: 1/26@ 4:00pm
- NATURAL GAS: 1/20 @ 7:30pm
We are very proud to present the following DVDs:
- Advanced Manufacturing
- Going Green
- Natural Gas
- Going Green II
The "degrees that work.tv" series is a public-service initiative that connects young people to workforce needs and viable career paths for the future. Free educational materials designed for classroom use have been developed to accompany the series.
New Degrees That Work Episode on Management Careers Now Available!
"...There is an inherent need in all facets of life for the structure and leadership that stem from effective management...The avenues to pursue a management career are as varied as the field's vast possibilities and rewards."
Great Teachers Essay Contest going on now!
DEADLINE IS JANUARY 24!!
This contest is open to high school seniors from member school districts who wish to honor the teacher that has had the biggest impact on their life. WVIA awards a scholarship to three students who will be interviewed by WVIA for a mini documentary about the winning student and teacher to be shown on the WVIA Scholastic Achievement Award Show.
For the complete rubric and contact information please
Now Taping High School Musical Preview Shows!
Promote your school's musical on WVIA FM & WVIA.org. We'll host the cast of your high school musical and tape a 10-minute interview and performance.
Looking Forward: A FREE Career and Academic Planning Event for Students in Grades 8-12 and Their Parents
Saturday, February 22, 2014
King's College 9:00 - 3:30
Student Sessions on Medicine, Business, Journalism, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Performing Arts, Sciences, Health Sciences, Finance, Media, e-commerce and much more.
Parent Sessions on College Financial Aid and Admissions, Study Abroad, Regional High-demand Jobs, the College Experience, SAT/PSAT/ACT, Financial Planning and more
Plus: Raffle drawings/prizes, Interactive opportunities and information from local colleges, technical schools, two-year schools, ROTC, and businesses!
Registration opens January 2014
More information and registration at:
PBS Kids Go! Young Writers and Illustrators Contest now accepting submissions until February 28!!
This contest is designed to promote the advancement of children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning. It encourages children to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. Last year over 300 students submitted their work to WVIA for this contest.
For more information,
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Electric Company Teacher Kits for Prankster Planet!
The Electric Company aims to entertain children ages 6-9 while teaching decoding, vocabulary and Motivation. The new show filters these goals through music, comedy, technology, and celebrities-to create a playful, hip, multimedia experience.
- Variety of activities, games, tips that bring literacy to life!
- All materials are aligned with national standards
Outreach kits still available from The Electric Company
Scholastic Scrimmage and Artist of the Week now airing!!
Check out what's new at the Everhart Museum for your students
The Everhart is now offering programming for children ages 3-18 with some wonderful NEW after school and weekend programs! The Everhart Museum specializes in content-based learning and fully integrated lesson plans. Their school tours directly follow the Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards Aligned System.
The Everhart Museum will be incorporating the PBS Kids Go! Young Writers and Illustrators Contest for grades K-3 in some of their programs, so check them out
PBS Resources Still Available
There are still many resources available for Elementary and High School teachers. Health and Wellness guides from Arthur, Cultural Awareness with Global Grover, handouts, posters, stickers, folders, bookmarks and more! Call Andrea O'Neill at 570-602-1182 with your inquiries or requests.
A New Season
Take your students on a field trip without every leaving the classroom! Free Colonial Williamsburg Field Trips for your students!
Every electronic field trip takes you and your students into the daily lives of early Americans. These live, once a month programs air from October through April are a one-hour dramatic presentation that gives students the opportunity to experience actual restoration and rebuilding of houses, explore rural traditions and witness the final spark that united the colonies against Great Britain. Throughout the broadcast, actors portray historical events through the use of primary source documents and materials. WVIA typically acquires up to 8 complete scholarships for these events that we pass on to member districts. These include teacher guides and the opportunity for students to interact with the hosts in realtime through the internet or telephone.
WVIA is giving away 4 Electronic Field trips from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
A $120.00 value! FREE for our member school districts!
The Amazing Trade Shop Math Race January 16, 2014
Colonial Williamsburg's tradespeople help two teams of students in a race against the clock to help the Continental Army! Quirky "Professor Eddie" is back again, highlighting how students use their math skills to make shirts, bread, cartridge boxes, and more.
Harsh World, This World February 13, 2014
What was slavery really like for enslaved people and their masters? Traditional proverbs guide students through personal stories, based on primary sources, showing kindness, betrayal, trust, cruelty, and the many emotions that govern complex human relationships.
Civil War Ironclads March 13, 2014
In the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy raced to build armored, steam-powered warships that were the ancestors of today's navies. Meet the people behind and aboard the "ironclads" and relive the famous 1862 battle between the Monitor and the Merrimack.
The War of 1812 April 10, 2014
A generation after the Revolution, Americans were once again plunged into war with Great Britain. Why? Join Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, and others as they struggle to determine what course the United States will take.
Field Trips include:
- Interactive, multi-disciplinary lessons
- Web-based, standards-aligned teacher resources
- Primary sources and taping rights
- Technical assistance and streaming
- Online resources - use when they fit your curriculum