Education & Outreach
The goal of the Outreach Department is to provide a solid link between WYES and the public through direct contact, educational training sessions and anti-violence and substance abuse activities.
For more info. on WYES’ Outreach services contact Monica Turner at (504) 840-4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WYES EDUCATION SERVICES
Second only to parents, nothing else in our culture can match television’s ability to influence how children learn, think and act. Young children need adults to to help them become wise television users. Studies show that with selective viewing “smart television habits” can contribute to enhanced learning in the home and classroom. To get the most from the TV they watch, parents and teachers can responsibly supervise and guide the children in their care by adhering to these “View, Do and Read” key messages.
Key Messages on “Viewing”:
Establish limits on what you watch.
No more than 1-2 hours of TV a day recommended.
Adults should view TV together with kids.
Talk back! Good TV should be interactive.
Key Messages on “Doing”:
Plan playful experiences related to learning.
Point out letters, numbers and familiar words.
Make signs, labels and games from the items in your home.
Key Messages on “Reading”:
Children need to hear language, make sounds and get responses.
Talk, sing and narrate ordinary activites daily.
Reading and storytelling develops language skills.
WYES EDUCATION SERVICES is an effort using on-air, online, and web resources to help educators better prepare young children for success in school. WYES broadcasts PBS Kids children’s programs and extends their value by training parents and teachers to use these educational shows as teaching tools. These professional development workshops use PBS Kids programs to enhance early learning and promote the healthy development of children.
ATTENTION TEACHERS! Check out the FREE digital media service for educational use.
Welcome to Teachers’ Domain, an online, media-on-demand resource library that offers innovative methods to help keep students engaged and interested in civil rights, engineering, physical science, life science, and earth and space science. These are FREE online resources that provide multimedia learning tools and corresponding lesson plans from NOVA and other award-winning PBS programs and educational organizations around the country. Currently containing more than 1,000 resources, the collections are constantly adding new material, most recently enhancing the engineering selections.