- Learn The Address
THE ADDRESS, a 90-minute feature length documentary by Ken Burns, will air on PBS this April. The film tells the story of a tiny school in Putney Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to practice, memorize, and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
- Views: 2 Preventing Bullying = Creating Safety
A collaborative effort of WGTE and Fostering Healthy Communities (Mercy, ProMedica and the University of Toledo Medical Center) to increase youth safety by decreasing the incidence of bullying.
- American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen
As a community we need to work together to help students stay on the path to graduation. Made possible by the CPB and WGTE.
WGTE is your source for information about careers in the fast growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
This learning initiative includes multimedia modules, comprised of videos and three assessment tools, to inform students in grades 3-12 of the opportunities available to them in Science, Engineering and Mathematics.Read more
- Teacher Professional Development
How can you effectively use technology to enhance student learning and foster 21st century skills? Contact hour certificates provided for all classes. Graduate credit is available at a special rate through Lourdes University. Check out our listing of classes and register soon!
- Dropout Warning Signs Begin in Middle School
Every year, thousands of students in NW Ohio drop out of high school. This cripples their career prospects, and adds to the region’s economic challenges. The short PBS Frontline film called Middle School Moment, explores a growing body of evidence suggesting the make-or-break moment for high school dropouts actually happens in middle school.
- Our Changing Educational Landscape
A place to learn more about the changing educational practices in our public, private and career-oriented educational programs in the community.
See how legislation and resources at the state, local and national levels all have an effect on what our children learn; get the latest information about new ideas in education reform; and explore the science of learning and how implementation of new and innovative ideas can help American students succeed.
- Lake Erie Legacy
How do human actions impact the health of Lake Erie and its coastal areas? What role does Lake Erie play in the region's economy? How is the lake affected by changes in global climate?
- Ohio Ready to Learn Workshops
WGTE is a member of the Ohio Ready to Learn family and offers free workshops to childcare providers. Find out more!
- Views: 1117 WGTE Town Hall: Leading in Literacy -
Bill Harris hosted this live program that examines one of the most pressing issues facing our community - the problem of low literacy rates among preschool aged children. Children entering school with high literacy skills are "ready to learn" and move to the head of the class. Children with weak reading skills begin school at a disadvantage, a gap that may grow wider as their educational experiece proceeds. How can we break the cycle?
- Views: 620 Leading For Literacy: Seeking Solutions
Leading For Literacy: Seeking Solutions
Area educators and literacy advocates describe the large and small things each of us can do to help get our children ready to read and learn. Community and organizational collaboration is discussed as well as the importance of establishing a personal connection with every child.
- Teachers' Expectations Can Influence Student Performance
In 1964, a Harvard professor named Robert Rosenthal, did an experiment at an elementary school south of San Francisco by giving kids a test and reporting the results to the teachers.
The idea was to figure out what would happen if teachers were told that certain kids in their class were destined to succeed. Rosenthal told the teachers that this test had the special ability to predict which kids were about to experience a dramatic growth in their I.Q.Read more
- Views: 1 Choosing a Career
Selecting a career path is one of the most important choices a young person can make for their future. WGTE presents a series of videos to help students consider various career options. Videos in the career series feature health care, engineering, scientific discovery, automotives and more.
- Views: 253 Exploring Careers in Healthcare
Given the projected shortages in many health care disciplines –and an aging population—there has never been a better time to consider a career in health care.Read more
Guests include Randy Oostra, CEO of ProMedica, as well as Dr. Jerome Pecko, Superintendent of Toledo Public Schools, Dr. Jeffrey Docking, Adrian College President, Judy Didion, Dean of Nursing at Lourdes University, Dr. Timothy Michael Gaspar, Dean of the University of Toledo's College of Nursing, and Catherine Ford, Chair of the Medical Imaging Department at Owens Community College.
For more information about healthcare careers and educational resources:
- Views: 24 170 Million Americans For Public Media
Become one of 170 million Americans for public media. Stand up and be counted.
The rapidly changing media environment is making public media more and more vital as a source of unbiased news, cultural programs, and non-commercial educational programs designed to enhance the quality of life in our community.Read more
- Children and Parents, Vulnerability and Struggle
Courage is borne out of vulnerability, not strength. This finding of Brené Brown’s research on shame and "wholeheartedness" shook the perfectionist ground beneath her own feet. And now it’s inspiring millions to reconsider the way they live, parent, and navigate relations with members of the opposite gender.
- 40 Years On, 'Free To Be' Still Resonates
The children's album Free To Be... You and Me was the brainchild of Emmy-winning actress Marlo Thomas and a bevy of celebrity friends, from Michael Jackson to Rosey Grier, all the way to Carol Channing and Harry Belafonte.
It contained stories, skits and songs that were not your typical children's fare. On it, a football player sang a ballad titled "It's Alright to Cry." Another track featured a long-overdue explanation that housework isn't fun for anyone — mothers, fathers or children.Read more