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WVPB Education Team Reads To Students At Ceredo-Kenova Elementary
Students participating in Energy Express and Summer Exploration Camp were met with an "energetic" surprise last Wednesday, June 23, at Ceredo-Kenova Elementary. WVPB education director Kelly Griffith and Alpha Pig read "Enemy Pie" to 19 Energy Express students and 17 Summer Exploration Camp students. READ MORE.

Despite The Pandemic, West Virginia Teacher Of The Year Tells New Teachers Not To Give Up
This week, Liz McCormick speaks with West Virginia’s 2021 Teacher of the Year Erin Anderson to learn about her experience navigating the pandemic and finding peace within the disruptions. Anderson is a 5th grade teacher at Tennerton Elementary School in Upshur County. She is also a wife and a mother to a nine-year-old daughter. LEARN MORE.
Help Kids Learn Through Storytelling
Storytelling is spoken without the use of physical pictures and often includes more eye contact between the storyteller and the listener. Dr. Rebecca Isbell, an early childhood education speaker, author, and storytelling expert, did a study comparing story reading and storytelling with preschoolers and then replicated the same study 20 years later. Both studies found that the children who had stories told to them comprehended the stories better, retold the stories better, and had a higher level of attentiveness compared to those who had the stories read to them. READ MORE.
Alphabet Shopping With Arthur
Grades 2 - 5 | Activity | Literacy

Young children love to help with grown-up tasks and will enjoy making an alphabetical shopping list in this Arthur-themed activity. Visit the link on the activity page to be directed to a related video and additional activities. GET WRITING!
Matthew Carter | Type Designer
5 - 13+ | Video | Arts, Careers
Matthew Carter discusses the evolution of his craft as a master type designer from the printed page to the computer screen. His typefaces are read wherever the Latin alphabet is in use and are also employed extensively in languages based in Greek and Cyrillic alphabets. His recent work has focused on developing legible fonts for computer screens, including those of small, handheld devices. Carter continues to respond to new developments in communication technology with a thoroughly modern sensibility.
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Explore how technologies, from pen to paper to printing press, impacted the spread of information. This will broadcast on the West Virginia Channel, Thursday, July 15, 4 p.m.
West Virginia History
David Hunter Strother
West Virginia native David Hunter Strother (“Porte Crayon”) was a noted artist and author in the late 19th century. Learn more about his work in this audio program from the This Week in WV History series. LEARN MORE.

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