Thinkport Bulletin: PBS Potpourri: Activities, Media & More

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January 25, 2017 Edition

PBS Potpourri

PBS provides a potpourri of learning possibilities and enlightening programs to engage, educate and entertain anyone and everyone! From toddlers and teens, to students, teachers and families, there is something special to see or do, just waiting for you! 

PBS Digital

PBS Digital Studios
A world of learning opportunities awaits you and your students. PBS Digital Studios offers original web series and videos that delve into science, arts, culture, lifestyles and more. From BrainCraft and Physics Girl, to 60-Second Presidents and Everything But the News, you are sure to find a new favorite.


Black Culture Connection
Explore. Watch. Connect!  Find a variety of educational resources and media, access thought-provoking programs and stories, and find a suite of topic-driven collections centered around black history and culture. All content is produced by PBS.

Early Ed

Early Childhood Education on Thinkport

Put PBS KIDS interactive resources and games in front of your children and students and watch their knowledge and participation soar. Find math and literacy adventures to enhance after school program activities, access STEM videos and games, teach kids about the world around them, and discover multimedia resources to help build social and emotional skills.

Emporer Science

Emperor Science Award
Are there any budding scientists in your classroom, or at home? Here is a unique opportunity for students in grades
10-11 to join the next generation of cancer researchers and build a meaningful mentor relationship. Winners will receive a free Chromebook and $1,500 for project expenses. Applications due by March 17, 2017.


Tune in, engage, evolve! Access MPT’s online schedule for a complete listing of upcoming programs and specials. Here are a few highlights to get your started! 

A Girl's Life

A Girl’s Life
Wednesday, January 25, 10:00 pm on MPT2/Create
Meet four exceptional girls who tell their deeply personal tales of dealing with issues like cyber-bullying, body image and violence. Researcher and author Rachel Simmons examines the challenges facing young women as they surf the waves of 21st century adolescence. View video clip.

The Race Underground

The Race Underground: American Experience
Tuesday, January 31, 9:00 pm on MPT
Learn how America's first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen, and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system. View video clip.