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Educator Resources

WGTE Public Media and PBS build on the educational strength of public media

WGTE designs resources to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. Resources are aligned to Common Core and national standards and include videos and interactive media, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans.

Ohio Learns 360

Blue text reading Ohio Learns 360Ohio’s PBS stations, through a partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, are working with local summer and afterschool programs to address disruptions to learning caused during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Called Ohio Learns 360, this new initiative will provide families, afterschool and summer programs with PBS resources, including standards-based curriculum and materials, virtual field trips, interactive video programs, community events and more, all designed to accelerate student learning and support the state’s most vulnerable learners in kindergarten through fifth grade.

We will have Parent Power webinars, workshops, local events and more as part of Ohio Learns 360. Check back for updated event listings and additional information!



diverse nationality of children laying on ground smiling. Are you involved in an Out-of School Time (OST) program?  Camp-in-a-Box is FREE and is designed for OST providers such as after school daycares, summer camps, libraries, and community centers.  Each box contains in-person camps geared toward K-2 and 3-5 grade bands.  Aligned with Ohio content standards, the camps are based on PBS Kids programming that kids know and love. 


Ohio Ready To Learn

logo with crayon reading "Ohio ready to learn" This free interactive workshop series is designed for family child care professionals and other early childhood education professionals. Each workshop in the series is approved for Step Up to Quality credit and is funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to the Ohio Educational Television Stations (PBS Stations). 


WGTE Escape Room


Trapped! Can you escape WGTE? Try the following digital escape room! Communication, collaboration, problem solving and perseverance are combined with your subject matter when you create a digital escape room for your classroom. Digital escape rooms provide students with a story based activity that allows your students to interact with the material in a different way. Students progress through the story at their own pace solving puzzles along the way to escape at the end. Escape rooms can be used to introduce a topic, to practice a skill, to reteach material, or as a review activity.  Do you want to learn how to create one of your own? Contact us to schedule a session!


Taking Ownership of Your Learning

Middle school and high school are a time of transition for students where they are learning to be more independent and learning skills that will be needed to be successful in life. Students need guidance and assistance in developing skills that allow them to take ownership of their learning and growth. 

“Taking Ownership of Your Learning” is brought to you by the Broadcast Educational Media Commission (BEMC), the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), and WGTE Public Media.


The Importance of Educational Assessment in Early Childhood

wgte logoWGTE Public Media's Multimedia 2022 video series highlights the Importance of Educational Assessment in Early Childhood with a target audience of families. Parents, caregivers, and teachers will find these videos useful in understanding Early Childhood assessments. This series uses strategies identified in Ohio's Learning Standards and Ohio's Kindergarten Readiness Assessment along with Ohio's Whole Child Framework and Ohio Strategic Plan for Education. Videos are produced on location with partners and subject matter experts from Toledo Public Schools and Ohio Department of Education, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness.


Health Science Careers and Construction Technology Careers

Health and ScienceWGTE Public Media’s multimedia 2020 video series will highlight aspects of Career Tech Education (CTE) for parents and students on in-demand career choices, education tracks, and the workforce skills necessary for success in school and on the job. This series will use strategies identified in Ohio’s Strategic Plan, specifically Strategies 7 and 10, per ODE, to guide discussion of whole child issues as they impact the future workforce, identify education and career pathways within CTE, and share success stories.


Multimedia Videos: Blended Learning


This video series highlighted aspects of Blended Learning for teachers. This series used strategies identified in Ohio's Whole Child Framework and Ohio Strategic Plan for Education. The MM21 series consisted of three videos, as outlined below, with running lengths between 10-12 minutes. videos were produced on location and in-studio with partners and subject matter experts from Toledo Public Schools and Sylvania Public Schools.


PBS LearningMedia


PBS LearningMedia is the destination for high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that inspire students and transform learning. Developed in partnership with the WGBH Educational Foundation and supported by public media stations nationwide, PBS LearningMedia engages educators and learners at all levels with content from America’s #1 Educational Media Brand.



Knowledge Stream

Knowledge Stream

Employing its expertise in video production, content distribution, and K-12 educational resource development, WGTE Public Media hosts Knowledge Stream, an online archive of free, video-on-demand multimedia resources for the public and for educators. The videos typically include local leaders given presentations on topics such as arts and culture, civics, health, history, science and more. Watch anytime, anywhere, anyhow.



Knowledge Stream Teacher Assets

Knowledge Stream ModuleSupplemental lesson plans for educators that provide standards-aligned engagement for K-12 students on a variety of timely issues. These video excerpts and lessons were designed to support teachers and learners. Each module contains overviews and summaries, discussion questions, classroom activities and additional resources for lesson extension. Knowledge Stream videos delve into history, scientific research, social justice and so much more.


Careers In Focus

Careers in FocusThrough a generous grant from Broadcast Educational Media Commission (BEMC), WGTE Public Media produced Careers in Focus, which explores different aspects of career paths for several certificate programs as part of the ongoing Career Connections program. These career-path driven multimedia modules are comprised of in-depth and engaging short videos with accompanying teacher and student materials. Our goal is to inform students of the opportunities available to them with the option of not pursuing a degree in higher education. However, in an effort to promote college and career readiness, each video outlines the various options in terms of education above and beyond the basic certificate.


Career Connections

Career ConnectionsThrough a generous grant from eTech Ohio, WGTE Public Media presents Career Connections, a series of videos that explore different aspects of career paths in social service. These career-path driven multimedia modules inform students of the opportunities available to them in the fine arts, world languages, and financial literacy.


Raising A Community Of Readers

ERC Charlie Mac ReadingIn collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education, Broadcast Educational Media Commission and content experts, WGTE Public Media’s, “Raising a Community of Readers”, is a series of contextualized early literacy practices that offers educators, parents and caregivers methods to achieve literacy goals in everyday situations.