From preschool through college and beyond, WVIZ/PBS ideastream plays a crucial role in formal education, serving as our region’s largest classroom. From pre-school through college and beyond, WVIZ/PBS ideastream provides educational opportunities to nearly 500,000 Northeast Ohio school children and 34,000 educators in over 275 schools and districts.
Based on his own life experience, Pulitzer nominee Clifton Taulbert has teamed up with entrepreneurial thought leader Gary Schoeniger to create Who Owns the Ice House?, a powerful and compelling story that captures the essence of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide.
Drawing on the wisdom he gained from his Uncle Cleve, Who Owns the Ice House? chronicles Taulbert’s journey from his life in the Mississippi Delta at the height of legal segregation to being recognized by Time Magazine as “one of our nation’s most outstanding emerging entrepreneurs.” While Taulbert describes the life-changing influence of his Uncle Cleve, Schoeniger captures the entrepreneurial life lessons that can empower anyone to succeed.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program (IHEP) is a revolutionary new learning program designed to inspire and engage participants in the fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset and the unlimited opportunities it can provide. Click here for information about the May 29 and May 30 workshop being held at WVIZ/PBS ideastream.
WVIZ/PBS ideastream and the Efficient Government Network co-hosted a state wide Shared Services Expo for the purpose of promoting awareness and best practices in improving operations and reducing costs. Several hundred government agencies and organizations including, police, fire, county commissioners, mayors, superintendents and health care providers came together at ideastream to learn how to develop their own shared services initiatives. A group of panelists was convened to discuss their personal experiences in developing shared services initiatives.
November 15, 2012
David Pogue speaks to an audience of educators concerning the power of technology as a teaching and learning tool. Additionally, he highlights the ways that social media has changed the ways today’s students process information, learn, and communicate. Throughout the presentation, he highlights applications that can be used to inspire learners of all ages.
Pogue is the host of “NOVA Science Now” and other science shows on PBS. He is a technology columnist for The New York Times and Scientific American, and a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning.”
A native of Shaker Heights, Ohio, David graduated from Yale in 1985 and spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway Musicals in New York.
Also, be sure to listen to David Pogue’s interview with Dee Perry on Around Noon.
During 2012, school, after school and summer camp in Slavic Village included Ready to Learn programs and activities from WVIZ/PBS ideastream. The Ready to Learn project’s objective is to increase math and literacy achievement with fun games and programs. Working with partners, ideastream connected with students, parents and teachers to engage young children in learning using the PBSKids LAB computer games, classroom lessons and fun home activities.Watch the video now
On September 4, over 240 students and teachers from Cleveland’s MC2 STEM and Lincoln-West schools, Cleveland Heights’ Gearity STEM Elementary School, and Berea’s Roehm Middle School joined NASA Glenn Research Center personnel at WVIZ/PBS ideastream's Westfield Insurance Studio Theatre™ to "Kick Off the Year with STEM!
NASA Endeavour shuttle pilot Greg Johnson, Glenn Research Center director Ray Lugo, and aerospace engineer Lance Foster discussed work in space with the student audience. You can experience their day with us by viewing the video production of the day’s events.Watch the video now
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Do you have students (ages 2 to 8) in your life who likes to play games? Introduce them to PBS KIDS Lab, a site that gives children the tools to learn about math while playing free, fun, and educational math games with PBS KIDS characters.
This site is specifically designed to build children’s math skills and can be used at home, at the library, or in the classroom. Gathering math-based activities, games, and resources from PBS KIDS Ready to Learn programming that include Dinosaur Train, Super WHY, Curious George, Sid the Science Kid, FETCH! With Ruff Ruffman, Fizzy’s Lunch Lab` and The Cat in the Hat. This site is easily accessible in a cohesive environment for parents, teachers, and, of course, kids. The site is built on a math skills framework based on Common Core standards and addresses the full range of crucial math skills, such as numbers & operations, geometry, spatial sense & measurement, and algebra & data analysis. PBS KIDS Lab is funded by a Ready to Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Continue with the learning with even more fun PBS learning games and activities at PBS Go.
Ready to Learn teaches the key skills of the National Reading Panel, using online games featuring favorite PBS characters. PBS KIDS Island has demonstrated increases in developing letter recognition, rhyming, and beginning sound awareness fluency. Learn how you can use the games in your classroom and find related community engagement activities.
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Have you ever dreamed of having FREE and on-demand access to many of your favorite PBS programs in your classroom? Content also is being contributed by the National Archives, the Library of Congress and NPR, as well as NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the US Department of Education.Get instant access now!
Looking for standards-based professional learning? ideastream offers a wealth of professional learning opportunities.More Professional Learning >
WVIZ/PBS offers educators online professional learning courses in an accessible, fun, flexible, and collaborative format. Graduate credit available for all courses!More Online Learning >
WVIZ/PBS provides quality distance learning services to schools in Northeast Ohio and across the state.More Distance Learning >
Services and resources designed to meet the organizational needs of the Pre-K-12 community in the areas of mathematics, science, and technology education.SMART Consortium Site >
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