A Fayette Institute of Technology Student's Interview Can Be Heard On PBS NewsHour SRL Podcast
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WVPB Begins Recruiting Volunteers For Read For The Record 2021

The West Virginia Public Broadcasting team, along with many of our great friends, join each year to serve our youngest learners. The goal of this initiative is to expose early learners to a rich literacy experience. Research tells us that early learning experiences are linked to higher school achievement and support emotional and social well-being.  As educators, we recognize the critical importance of early literacy in our state and understand that schools cannot succeed alone. We at WVPB want to be a part of the solution! The statewide read aloud covers every county with more than 200 volunteers and free books to local schools and libraries. Each year, we partner with the Jumpstart Organization and pledge to read to our children for the Read For the Record day. Last year, we read to 6,781 early learners! We enjoyed sharing the book and making memories with elementary students across the Mountain State! SIGN UP NOW!
A Fayette Institute of Technology Student's Interview Can Be Heard On PBS NewsHour SRL Podcast
Titled On Our Minds with Noah & Zion, this podcast is a student-led exploration of the biggest mental health challenges young people face. In each episode, teen hosts Noah and Zion guide listeners through stories by teens, highlighting themes such as social isolation, anxiety, depression and the impact of racism. Noah and Zion also interview experts on practical tips for dealing with real-life situations. Every school year, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) engages thousands of middle and high school students in a hands-on video journalism curriculum and connects them to a vast network of public broadcasting mentors. These mentors help students produce stories and develop digital media, critical thinking, and communication skills. While participating, students produce original news reports from a
youth perspective, several of which have made it onto PBS NewsHour, which is broadcast nightly and seen regularly by more than 2 million viewers all over the world. With support from his SRL educator Keith Doherty, student reporter Jakob Walberg, a participant in the multimedia publishing program at Fayette Institute of Technology in Oak Hill, West Virginia, interviewed Air Force veteran Andrew Caldwell to learn about the experiences in Vietnam that led him to a career in recovery counseling. This interview can be viewed here. Students at Morgantown High School and the Fayette Institute of Technology participated in the SRL program last year, producing several video and audio pieces, including SRL’s first podcast focusing on youth mental health. LEARN MORE.
Create A Puzzle Box With Molly Of Denali

Molly and Tooey discover a beautiful puzzle box underneath a floorboard. Help your child make a puzzle box with a secret compartment to hide treasures in this Molly of Denali-themed activity! START HERE!
9/11 At the White House
Grades 3 - 12 | Video | Social Studies

For the people that worked there, the White House was always the safest place, but that changed on September 11, 2001. After the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, many suspected the White House was the next target. A big Congressional Picnic was canceled, and everyone was given ten minutes to evacuate. Most of leadership, minus President Bush, moved to the Presidential Emergency Operation Center, a bunker located under the White House. Chief usher Gary Walters and a few of his staff stayed behind at the White House to remove benches and a stage in order to ensure that President Bush could come back and address the American people from the Oval Office. LEARN MORE.
Grades 6 - 12 | Video | Social Studies

On September 11, 2001, 184 innocent people lost their lives at the Pentagon, a fact that is fading from our collective memory. Today, it is not uncommon to know people unaware that the Pentagon was even a target, let alone know the huge number of casualties. Though they helped define a generation, the individual acts of bravery and heroism that took place at the Pentagon are still relatively unknown. Even less widely known is that officials on the ground at the Pentagon received word that another hijacked flight was headed their way. For some, evacuation was not an option. On the 15th anniversary of the attack, survivors and first responders shared their raw and vivid recollections of the day that forever changed the world. LEARN MORE.

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

Generation 9/11
August 31 at 9 p.m. on WVPB

Follow seven young people whose fathers died on 9/11. When they were born, the nation was drawn together. Twenty years later, in a divided America, they enter adulthood with a sense of responsibility that stems from their own personal tragedy.
Changes To WVPB Weekend Programming
As summer comes to a close, Camp TV will do the same on Saturday mornings. In its place are two new shows: DIY Science Time (9 a.m.) and Curious Crew (9 a.m.). This change will go into effect beginning Sept. 4!  
Education Station Is Back For Season 4

Education Station returns with a new season on Wednesday, September 1, at 5:30 p.m. Schools that will be featured in the premiere episode include Warwood Elementary School in Ohio County, Nicholas County Career and Technical Center, and Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County. The series, produced by the West Virginia Department of Education and hosted by Alex Milanese, airs after school Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m. with new episodes every Wednesday. WVPB is excited to continue working with the WVDE to find ways to bring local educational content to our viewers.
West Virginia History
For those Who Gave All

Designing the memorial to honor West Virginians who served in World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam was an enormous undertaking.  Learn how the artist worked to accurately represent the soldiers and witness the respect he has for their service.

Hillers And Creekers
As summer draws to a close and students head back to the classroom, Us & Them host Trey Kay harkens back to a time when we weren’t thinking about masks or social distancing, the possibility of infection, or the sadness of isolation and lack of connection. Back then, Trey recalls kids at his West Virginia high school sorting themselves into different camps. How one dressed was often a determining factor…right down to the shoes. LEARN MORE.
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