West Virginia LearningMedia

West Virginia LearningMedia™  is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease.

Best of all, West Virginia LearningMedia is free for educators.

In partnership with PBS, West Virginia LearningMedia provides thousands of videos and learning materials from shows such as Nature and PBS Newshour.

We also are producing videos and curriculum targeted specifically to West Virginia teachers, parents and students, including:

1. West Virginia Studies curriculum and videos for 8th graders, including The Road to Statehood and You Are There.

2. WV STEAM videos designed to inspire middle school students through telling the story of young West Virginians in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

3. History, art, science and other activities about our national river system: 3 Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New.

4. Abracadabra episodes teaching healthy living and science concepts to West Virginia kids.

Go to http://wv.pbslearningmedia.org/ and sign up for a free account today!  Please note that you will be required to sign up for a free account after viewing two resources on WV LearningMedia.

WV LearningMedia resources currently available:

  • Road to Statehood

http://wv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/1a90a974-3eea-4564-b699-809bbd6ecff6/road-to-statehood/

  • You Are There

http://wv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/60780002-a821-4912-87fa-563b295d2e86/you-are-there-west-virginia-statehood-video-and-lesson-plans/

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Students from middle schools across West Virginia are gearing up for the final round of a new Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in Fairmont.

 

Finals for a New Hampshire-based Cyber Robotics Coding Competition will be held on Fairmont State University’s campus. 60 West Virginia middle school students will meet for a coding face off followed by an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 17.

 


Sandy Wiseman, a Librarian at Woodsdale Elementary School, Ohio County, is named as one of 52 educators from across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program. The program recognizes classroom changemakers: educators who skillfully approach education with a bold and fresh perspective, and who integrate digital media and resources into their classrooms in a way that sparks a love of learning for their students.

WVPB education participated in a community book festival at Mountain View Elementary School on Saturday, February 18.  Over 400 parents and children turned out for a day filled with books, stories and family activities.  

In WVPB's session clips were shown from the newest PBS KIDS show, Splash and Bubbles, about fish friends who explore themes of friendship and life in the deep ocean.   As a part of the learning session, children created their own deep sea creatures. 

Marshall University Education Majors spent the day with WVPB Curriculum Speicalist, Margaret Miller, exploring ways to make learning more relevant in this digital world.  Student Teachers are digital natives and easily take to integrating media into their lesson planning.  With the plethora of resources out there, WVPB shares West Virginia PBS LearningMedia, a free digital library with hundreds of thousands of safe video clips, interactive lessons and full length programming.

SHOW YOUR STRENGTH!

How do you construct a building that is strong and safe?  What are the best shapes to use?
Can you collaborate with team members to build a really strong structure?

West Virginia LearningMedia not only curates great digital resources to bring into the classroom, it allows you to create storyboards that can group resources together to illustrate a point. 

The West Virginia State Museum unveiled its Elementary Edition of West Virginia A Digital Primer.  The online resource, two and a half years in the making, covers grades K-5 social studies West Virginia History Standards.  The site provides interactive content for students and teachers. 

ArtVoiceWV is a new collection of artist videos and corresponding art lesson plans on West Virginia LearningMedia.  After receiving positive reviews of our In the Making Collection, a similar project which

On Saturday WVPB | Education joined with the Clay Center to present "A Summer of Science Bash" with a special appearance from PBS Kids perennial favorite, "Sid the Science Kid."

Over 300 children and their parents spent the day practicing hands on science projects and exploring a new Thomas the Tank Engine exhibit which will be open through the summer. 

NASA

West Virginia LearningMedia   is a constant go to spot for digital educational resources for the classroom.  Make learning come alive with some images from the very first Earth Day or take a peak at how climate change is affecting our planet.  Sometimes all it takes is a short video clip to engage your students and by providing them with an image of the lesson you are teaching the concepts stay with them.Looking for a way to engage students, choose a topic, explore LearningMedia and see what you can bring to the classroom.We have chosen a few of

Charleston Native Points to Industries of the Future

Apr 11, 2016
Alec Ross

On West Virginia Morning, Beth Vorhees talks with Charleston native Alec Ross about this new book “The Industries of the Future,” a guidebook for young West Virginians seeking job opportunities.  That’s coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Join Peg  + Cat as they head to Washington to save the day! Catch the 1-hour special, “Peg and Cat Save the World” 3/28 at 10:30 A on  West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Find more Peg + Cat and all your favorite PBS characters on PBS KIDS.

STEAM power WV  

Do you work with students in grades 3 to 5?  Do you like to integrate technology into your lessons?  Step up to the WVPB STEAM power WV Challenge and win a chance to earn cash to purchase technology for your classroom.

Teaching Teachers to Teach W. Va. Mine Wars History

Jan 8, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning Senia Smoot Reinert of Charleston got an early start in her engineering career when she attended a camp at a university while in high school. And singer-songwriter and guitarist Mac McAnally performs our Mountain Stage song of the week. That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Teachers are taking a well deserved rest over the winter break.  However, somehow it is difficult to leave the classroom and students behind.

Utica Shale: Potential or Problem?

Jul 16, 2015
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Jesse Wright reports on reaction to a new study about the potential of developing the Utica Shale formation.  And Ashton Marra talks with a journalist and author who focuses on women working in STEM fields.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Radio news – telling West Virginia’s story.


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Rachel Swaby took the stage at the Walker Theater in Charleston as a part of the Higher Education Policy Commission's Division of Science and Research STEM Speaker Series. Swaby, a freelance journalist, published her first book in April titled "Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science- and the World."

"I think it’s easy to say, oh Marie Curie and just check that 'you’ve talked about a woman in science' box, but we should have a breadth of knowledge of many women who have done many amazing things,” Swaby said before her June talk. 


Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A group of 24 high school girls from across West Virginia are spending the week on the campus of WVU Tech in Montgomery, designing shoes and testing mock samples for the AIDS virus.

The girls are participating in WVU Tech’s first ever all girls STEM camp, short for science, technology, engineering and math.

National Youth Science Foundation / Canaan Valley Institute

After four months of waiting, the National Youth Science Foundation has acquired a research and education center in Tucker County.

West Virginia Morning
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Members of the Joint Committee on Tax Reform continued their work at the Capitol this week reviewing the state's current tax code and looking for ways to improve it. The Monday session brought national policy and tax experts to Charleston to review what other states have done in the areas of reform.

Equal Pay Day fell this year on April 14. It’s the day that women’s wages catch up to men’s wages from last year, according to national rates. Of course, if it were a state holiday, we would have to celebrate in May or June. Women in West Virginia face some of the largest gender wage gaps in the country.

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The Girls Scouts council in West Virginia is implementing a program to promote science, technology, engineering and math fields.

The Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council says the program called "Imagine Your STEM Future" will work to inspire more girls to pursue education and careers in those fields.

Republicans Pledge to Work Together

Dec 9, 2014
West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Republican lawmakers at both the state and federal levels pledge to work together to move their agendas forward.  And Governor Tomblin tells a classroom of third graders about the importance of STEM based learning. 

Liz McCormick / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin visited Piedmont Elementary School in Charleston today to speak with a third grade class about the importance of STEM-based learning.

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The first woman to walk in space was the keynote speaker at the Women in Tech Conference. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and several other speakers met at Oglebay Park in Ohio County to talk about empowerment and technology.

This week, students at a very small West Virginia school are wrapping up a very big science project…with help from NASA. They’re building a full scale model of a satellite. It’s something you might not expect to see at the second smallest school in the state...but one teacher had the ambition and enthusiasm to make it happen.

On Saturday, a STEM camp for middle school girls will be held at Shepherd University.

West Virginia Morning
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Beckley could become the third largest city in the state if plans to annex some communities go through. State roads are in poor condition and contractors who work on these roads worry about the federal funding shortfall.  And Adrian Wright began his barbeque business in Charleston on a street corner.  Now he owns his own restaurant.

Students in teacher Joe Oliver's computer science class at South Charleston High School have successfully conducted a test launch of the CubeSat. 

Watch the student made video here and see the satellite soar into the sky, transmit pictures and students recovering the satellite after it landed back on earth.

Peg + Cat Releases First Album

May 1, 2014
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Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, the album features songs from the math and problem-solving preschool series.

Watch Peg + Cat on WV PBS weekdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and weekends at 8 a.m.

Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is assembling a council of education and industry leaders to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities in West Virginia.

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