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Vermont AOE and PBS Partnership

The Agency of Education (AOE) and Vermont Public Broadcasting System (PBS) continue their partnership to support learning for Vermont students and school communities heading into the new school year. This partnership provides access to free educational programming, curricular connections, hands-on kits, and distance learning tutorials.

To share resources and network with colleagues, join the Vermont PBS Educational Resources group on Edmodo. Activate your Edmodo account and join the VTED Learns community by filling out this form. Join the group with the link provided.

New! Indigenous Cultural and Informational Text Resources – This webinar, co-hosted by Vermont Agency of Education specialists and Vermont PBS, incorporates the voices of educators.

Indigenous Cultural and Informational Text Resources from Molly of Denali September 29, 2021; 7 PM ET by GBH, PBS LearningMedia and Vermont PBS

Monthly Resources

Resources and programming are organized by grade band and content area. Check back each month for more Vermont PBS Kids and Education resources connected to monthly themes. Collections from previous months can be found on the Vermont PBS Educational Resources group on Edmodo.

General Resources

Media Literacy

Beyond Screentime: The Fundamentals of PBS Learning Media Navigation

Playful Learning Collections for Home: Resources for Parents

Guidance Documents and Other Resources

PreK-2 Resources

Celebrate the Season: Celebrate the season and school vacation using the anytime, anywhere playful learning activities and guides. A few of our favorite winter themed bundles are included to compliment your time at home: 

Social Emotional Learning – NEW episodes from Alma’s Way: Find new SEL resources for your classroom (English/Spanish) with Alma’s Way.

  • PBSLM: Activity bundles include video, lesson plan, and activity cards
  • SEL VT: This virtual platform provides free materials for understanding key elements of healthy social emotional learning (SEL). SEL VT contains a series of professionally developed modules that can be accessed by educators, students, and caregivers.

Activities for Home Vacation – Dogsledding themed resources inspired by Molly of Denali.

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Grades 3-5 Resources

Latin American Culture: Let’s Go Luna! – Learn about Latin American food, art, music, and more. Pair with our Middle School podcast recommendation to learn from home.

Celebrate the Season: Celebrate the season and school vacation using the anytime, anywhere playful learning activities and guides. A few of our favorite winter themed bundles are included to compliment your time at home:

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Grades 6-8 Resources

Music and History: Timeline – Learn more about Maria Grever’s contributions to music through this VPR Podcast, and accompanying WebQuest Learning Guide. She was named the “Woman of the Americas,” developing music across a career inspired by influences from the United States of America, Mexico, and Latin America. This music, and its history, is ours.

  • PBSLM: Connect with music and history with this Arts Toolkit

Environmentalism and Economics: Brave Little State – VPR's people-powered journalism podcast, explores the question:

  • Are people following Vermont’s new recycling laws, and where does our recycling end up?

If this is interesting, follow up with these connected videos and activities:

Celebrate the Season: Celebrate the season and school vacation using the anytime, anywhere playful learning activities and guides, such as the PBS LearningMedia Holiday collection where you can find great reading lists, word searches, videos, and more.

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Grades 9-12 Resources

Abenaki Culture: Brave Little State – VPR's people-powered journalism podcast, explores a question about the descendants of this region's first residents.

  • What is the status of Abenaki Native Americans in Vermont today?

If this is interesting, follow up with these connected videos and activities:

ELA and the Arts: Get Lit and the Power of Poetry – Arts education can increase teen literacy through the power of spoken word. Inspire creative expression and social-emotional learning with this collection of culturally relevant narratives.

Just for teachers! The American Narrative series (recordings) look at Ken Burns in the Classroom resources like Ernest Hemmingway and Ali. Join the discussion! 

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Questions?

Email Emily Leute.

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