Q&A – New WPT Education Resource: Kindness in the Classroom

September 17, 2019

After collaborating with the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and classrooms and educators across the state, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has released Kindness in the Classroom, a new, multi-part video series designed to give pre-k and kindergarten educators insight into the positive impacts of teaching mindfulness in a classroom setting….

What We Watch: Mouna Algahaithi

June 21, 2019

Mouna Algahaithi, WPT’s new education engagement specialist, started at the station as an education and community engagement intern in May of 2018. She’s been full-time since last January, working on WPT Education programs such as implementing Ready to Learn curricula around the state as well as bigger events such as Get Up and Go. Read on…

WPT Education Helps Students Explore the Life of Joe Bee Xiong

February 19, 2019

A new student-focused resource created to expand the Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire program explores the life of Joe Bee Xiong, the first Hmong American elected to public office in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) Education has just announced the release of a new Wisconsin Biographies story: Joe Bee Xiong: War to Peace.  Created as an additional, student-focused chapter…

WPT Education’s Capitol Game Gets Top Score

October 17, 2018

This October, WPT Education was excited to introduce Jo Wilder and the Capitol Case, a free online video game set in and around the Wisconsin State Capitol, that assists educators in teaching social studies, while giving students the chance to be “history detectives.” Nikki Lutzke, a teacher partner in the Parkview School District, said, “[Jo…

WPT Education presents Click Youth Media Festival

August 6, 2018

WPT has been part of the educational infrastructure of Wisconsin since the station’s beginnings – on television, in the classroom and in the community. Over 55 educators and students ages 10-18 gathered in Madison this June for the first-ever Click Youth Media Festival, a one-day crash course in journalism and media production. Read more to learn about the day!

WPT Education Brings Hmong History to Wisconsin Classrooms

April 19, 2018

The Wisconsin Hometown Stories project offers a fantastic opportunity for in-depth exploration of the local histories and stories that showcase communities around our state. WPT Education works side-by-side with teachers in each community to build content and pathways connecting students with the history and stories around them. Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Eau Claire will premiere later…

Celebrate Women’s History Month on WPT! Part 2

March 7, 2018

There’s just so much to share this month about amazing women and the fascinating lives they’ve led. So we’ve broken our highlight post into two parts. (See Part 1 here for some TV highlights throughout the month). This round, we’re introducing some of the most inspiring women from Wisconsin – women whose efforts continue to…

Guest Post from WPT Education: How I Became a Game Designer

February 7, 2018

As an education specialist at WPT, and a former teacher at Sauk Prairie High School, I’m always excited to discover new ways that we can collaborate with teachers to make education come alive for students of all ages. Today, I’d like to introduce you to the amazing Nikki Lutzke, who teaches fourth grade in southern…