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….

Meet Molly of Denali!

July 10, 2019

The newest PBS Kids star debuts Monday, July 15 – and she’s already breaking new ground. Molly of Denali follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl who lives in an Alaskan village. The animated series premieres 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 15 on Wisconsin Public Television, as well as on the PBS…

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…

The Great American Read: Baptiste and Miranda Paul share their picks

August 2, 2018

We continue to read, debate and vote on the books of The Great American Read, and several Wisconsin writers have shared their own picks with us. Today, we enjoy several firsts: our first team (in life and work), AND our first children’s authors! Currently residing in Green Bay, Baptiste and Miranda Paul are the globe-trekking, dynamic…

From WPT Education: Kids and Screen Time

October 20, 2017

Why is it so hard to give a 2-year-old a device?  Is it because we feel guilty?    Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS Kids Digital, recorded a TED talk about the anxiety we have that a cell phone will “interrupt childhood.”  She covers the three concerns we have with devices and young children and…

May the 4th Be With You: Remembering a Very Special Star Wars Visit to Sesame Street

May 4, 2017

This annual unofficial Star Wars holiday – May the 4th be with you! – gives us a great excuse to go back and look at one of our favorite moments from the legendary intergalactic franchise. That, of course, was the day that R2D2 and C-3PO visited Sesame Street! Landing just before the release of The Empire…