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 Year in Review: 2018

December 20, 2018

What a year! We had new programs, new forms of community engagement, new places to go and – above all – new stories to discover and share from all across Wisconsin. Step back in time with us as we relive some of the highlights of 2018 – and thanks for joining us on the way!

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…

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…

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…