WHYY Education

WHYY Education The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons serves as a hub of media literacy for the Philadelphia area, a gathering place for educators, a hands-on learning environment for students and a venue for performers and lecturers.

Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY puts the power of media in the hands of anyone with a story to tell and helps all of us become more discerning media consumers. This ground-breaking new venture is named in honor of Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton, whose generous leadership gifts have helped move this project from idea to reality. With training programs for students and teachers, hands-on instructio

Hamilton Public Media Commons at WHYY puts the power of media in the hands of anyone with a story to tell and helps all of us become more discerning media consumers. This ground-breaking new venture is named in honor of Mrs. Dorrance H. Hamilton, whose generous leadership gifts have helped move this project from idea to reality. With training programs for students and teachers, hands-on instructio

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As the summer approaches and school is coming to an end, young people are still left with unanswered questions and uncer...
06/21/2021

As the summer approaches and school is coming to an end, young people are still left with unanswered questions and uncertainty. What will school in the Fall look like? How can young people protect themselves from Covid-19? Will the city fully re-open? For the last event of the school year, Youth Set The Stage will host local guests with varying expertise to discuss Summer 2021 and how to set realistic expectations, stay safe and make the most out of it.

This event is funded by the Independence Public Media Foundation.

June Friday 25th
6:00PM
The event will be on Zoom Webinar and people can register beforehand.
https://whyy.org/events/

As the summer approaches and school is coming to an end, young people are still left with unanswered questions and uncertainty. What will school in the Fall look like? How can young people protect themselves from Covid-19? Will the city fully re-open? For the last event of the school year, Youth Set The Stage will host local guests with varying expertise to discuss Summer 2021 and how to set realistic expectations, stay safe and make the most out of it.

This event is funded by the Independence Public Media Foundation.

June Friday 25th
6:00PM
The event will be on Zoom Webinar and people can register beforehand.
https://whyy.org/events/

05/26/2021

We would like to send a HUGE congratulations to our WHYY Media Labs Student Emmy nominees and winners!! We are so proud of your hard work!

Students from Franklin Learning Center took home an the Emmy for News: General Assignment - Serious News
https://youtu.be/1TGjYhvPNPw

Join us on Wednesday, June 2 to watch films produced by students participating in the WHYY Media Labs project. The scree...
05/25/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: WHYY Media Labs 2020-21 Student Showcase. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join us on Wednesday, June 2 to watch films produced by students participating in the WHYY Media Labs project. The screening will feature student-produced media from over 30 Media Lab schools. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_habMgg6IQbGS48ZtiEneFw

Join us on Wednesday, June 2 to watch films produced by students participating in the WHYY Media Labs project. The screening will feature student-produced media from over 30 Media Lab schools.

Join our friends, The Big Picture Alliance, for the premiere screening of COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project this Friday...
02/16/2021
CoVid Resiliency Project - Crowdcast

Join our friends, The Big Picture Alliance, for the premiere screening of COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project this Friday, February 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.! Featuring youth documentaries uplifting stories of resilience during the COVID pandemic, the screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers & community partners reflecting on “a year of resilience and the road ahead.”
The event is free to attend, but registration is required: https://bit.ly/36dCQ2c

COmmunity VIDeo Resiliency Project Reflecting on a year of resilience and the road ahead!

WHYY’s talented Andre Reed and Media Arts Education program were featured on CBS Sunday Morning today as part of PBS’s 5...
12/06/2020
Watch Sunday Morning: PBS turns 50 - Full show on CBS All Access

WHYY’s talented Andre Reed and Media Arts Education program were featured on CBS Sunday Morning today as part of PBS’s 50th Anniversary. Take a few minutes to see this compelling piece about the great value of public media...and especially WHYY’s Media Arts Education work which has served more than 15,000 Philadelphia students in the past decade including Dre. We are so thankful for the 40+ foundations and corporations who make this program possible. It is provided 100% free of charge to Philadelphia students K-12. There are thousands more stories out there that may not make the national news but are just as meaningful as Dre’s.

https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs-sunday-morning/video/NkOizRZ5b27GZvN3Fd88pBiplbxHK5O5/pbs-turns-50/?fbclid=IwAR2tbQ0CVjTLqQkbRJWlaGF-txH_IdpDRpEasMwqVNxn3lzFYTBmJuJxWLo

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12/04/2020

WHYY Education's cover photo

12/01/2020

We still have some spots left in our Podcasting afterschool program. Pass the word to your students that may be interested. Contact Steve Dixon at [email protected] to register.

11/14/2020
Student Reporting Labs

We are so proud of our Saul Media Lab students and their teacher Mr. Smith for working with Student Reporting Labs.

Watch their reaction to the 2020 Presidential Election. You can also catch it on WHYY next week after Newshour!

Educator Greg Smith from W.B. Saul High School in Philadelphia spoke with two first time voters and a volunteer poll worker on the results of this year's contentious presidential election.

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11/09/2020

Hello teachers and administrators! So much has happened in the past 2 weeks. In the comments, share with us how you and your students have been feeling.

Check out WHYY's new Game Changers initiative which will work closely with our Media Labs program.
10/05/2020

Check out WHYY's new Game Changers initiative which will work closely with our Media Labs program.

How can WE help make a change for the greater good? WHYY is proud to join with Erika and Rodney McLeod to introduce Game Changers, a brand-new initiative to empower the Greater Philly community and youth through education.

Game Changers will provide hands-on media training, Black History modules for students and teachers, and paid internships for youth of color with the goal of showcasing diverse voices and experiences that students have with social injustice, racism, and gun-violence — while equally highlighting active, innovative solutions they believe will help drive real and lasting change.

Ampify your voice and become a game changer today 🏈 → http://spr.ly/6188G0FdQ

Check out our new Learning from Home programming. We will have a weekly TV schedule filled with  content for you childre...
09/01/2020
Learning at Home - WHYY

Check out our new Learning from Home programming. We will have a weekly TV schedule filled with content for you children and students to watch. Every weekend we will post the upcoming schedule for you. https://whyy.org/learning-at-home/

Next All Things Considered All Things Considered is the most listened-to, afternoon drive-time, news radio program in the country. Each show consists of the biggest stories of the day, thoughtful commentaries, and insightful features brought alive through sound.

07/27/2020
Independence Public Media Foundation on Twitter

WHYY's Education is very excited to announce two awards from the Independence Public Media Foundation's Community Voices Fund.

We will be working with 8 other organizations on the Youth Set the Stage Collaborative.

Youth Set The Stage (YSTS) is a youth-media collaborative made up of nine Philadelphia-based youth organizations with the mission to share and uplift the impactful work of the youth in their programs.

The Community Voices grant will support a series of online and youth-driven programming throughout the 2020-2021 school year. Youth Set The Stage will build a strong network of organizations working in youth media throughout Philadelphia, regularly engage youth media content creators and provide platforms to showcase and present the voices and current perspectives of these Philadelphia youth, creating an audiovisual capsule of the current moment. In the process of the year-long cross-collaborations, YSTS will build an accessible toolkit for instructors working with students remotely.

The Community Voices grant will also support a pilot project with PlanPhilly and WHYY Media Labs that will create a model for area newsrooms to integrate anti-racist journalism practices into local public school journalism curriculum and local newsrooms and amplify youth voice while strengthening and diversifying a talent pipeline that for too long been dominated by white students from elite institutions.

We are so excited for this school year!

“📢NEW GRANTEES ALERT📢 🎉CONGRATULATIONS🎉 to the week SIX recipients of the Community Voices Fund https://t.co/gU3yDXNbNK Over $1 Million out the door! Congrats to ALL the #CommunityVoices2020 grant recipients! https://t.co/cQsXccThBr”

Join us for our Media Labs Screening this Thursday and Friday at 3:30 PM ✨For the past six years, WHYY has partnered wit...
06/10/2020

Join us for our Media Labs Screening this Thursday and Friday at 3:30 PM ✨

For the past six years, WHYY has partnered with the School District of Philadelphia where we have been able to provide the creation and support of 41 Media Labs in schools around the city. We will be showcasing the work created by the students in this year’s cohort.

THURSDAY will feature work produced by Media Lab students in grades K-8. .

FRIDAY will feature work produced by our high school students .

The films will be screening on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/whyyphila/videos

04/29/2020

Poetry Contest Winners Series: Esmerelda Miller
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Thanks to support from William Penn Foundation WHYY Education was able to collaborate with Mighty Writers on a youth poetry contest. Here is Esmerelda Miller, 6th grader from Conwell Middle Magnet School , reading her winning submission .
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We will be posting other winners as they are chosen so be sure to check back! If you’re interested in submitting your own work, visit mightywriters.org
#youthpoetry #whyyeducation #mightywriters

04/27/2020
Tips for At Home Learning for Students with Learning Disabilities

April is also #autismawarenessmonth ! Mrs. Newman, middle school autistic support teacher at Grover Washington @groverms , shares some tips on creating a successful at home learning environment for students with learning disabilities. These tips are beneficial for all students, parents, caretakers and educators to make these kitchen table school days run a little smoother.
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Find this video and other resources for at home learning and engaging educational content at our website whyy.org/learning
#whyyyouthmedia #autisticsupport #autisticsupportteacher #philadelphiaschools #philadelphiaschooldistrict

04/24/2020
Poetry Contest Winners Series: Lydia Heatwole

Poetry Contest Winners Series: Lydia Heatwole

Just in case it slipped by you, April is #poetrymonth !

Thanks to support from the William Penn Foundation
WHYY Education​ was able to collaborate with Mighty Writers on a youth poetry contest. Here is Lydia Heatwole, 5th grader at Sacred Heart School - Camden, reading her winning submission. .
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We will be posting other winners throughout the rest of the month so be sure to check back!

Visit https://mightywriters.org/writing-contests/ for more information on submitting your own work and for future writing prompts.

#youthpoetry #mightywriters #whyyeducation

04/21/2020
Philadelphia Freshman Creates COVID-19 Art Series

Kaitlyn Rodriguez, Freshman at Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts, has been coping with the coronavirus pandemic through art. She shares with us her inspiration behind her most recent series of portraits.

Calling all Educators! We have put together some resources to help you shoot media content from home to share with your ...
04/03/2020
CALLING ALL EDUCATORS! – Student Media

Calling all Educators!

We have put together some resources to help you shoot media content from home to share with your students.

We are also looking for teachers to collaborate with us for to produce segment for television or social.

Check it out!:

https://studentmedia.whyy.org/2020/04/02/calling-all-educators/

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS! On April 2, 2020 In Media Labs in Schools WHYY’s Education Department wants to feature the great work and voices of teachers in the tri-state area. During the COVID-19 shutdown, our team of media educators want to help you bring the classroom to your students’ home. We are...

WHYY's Education Department is putting together a lot of new resources for students, teachers, and parents in the trista...
03/31/2020
WHYY Brings the Classroom Home - WHYY

WHYY's Education Department is putting together a lot of new resources for students, teachers, and parents in the tristate area. We just produced 3 new videos to help with digital learning from our homes. So much more to come in the next several weeks. Stay tuned!

And please share our resources! If you are a teacher or a parent let us know what you think. Requests are welcome as well. We are here for you during this extremely complicated time.

  Schools are closed and families are staying home to stay healthy. WHYY has free resources and activities that can make the day-to-day easier for kids, parents, and teachers!

03/29/2020
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Week Two's schedule of our Y2 educational programming is live. Check it out and enjoy learning this week. Let us know if you have questions, requests or feedback for the current and upcoming schedule.

Hello to our followers,We hope you are safe and healthy during this time. WHYY's Education team is here to support you d...
03/19/2020
WHYY Brings the Classroom Home - WHYY

Hello to our followers,

We hope you are safe and healthy during this time. WHYY's Education team is here to support you during this time.

We are bringing the classroom to you! Please share our educational programming below with students, parents and teachers.

Feel free to contact [email protected] for more information or requests for specific educational programming on our Y2 channel.

  Schools are closed and families are staying home to stay healthy. WHYY has free resources and activities that can make the day-to-day easier for kids, parents, and teachers!

Check out the awesome achievements of our Media Lab at FLC! The Flash FLC They were also featured on Newshour!https://ww...
02/14/2020

Check out the awesome achievements of our Media Lab at FLC! The Flash FLC

They were also featured on Newshour!
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/student-reporting-labs-on-misconceptions-about-race-and-culture

A milestone week for The Flash: On Tuesday we received our Silver Medalist certificate from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association —our first national award! Then, on Thursday, we learned that one of our video clips was featured in a PBS NewsHour segment on national tv! Thanks to Student Reporting Labs and WHYY Education for helping us get to this point.
https://buff.ly/3bMzNPI
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