It’s that time of year again – planning the last hurrahs of the summer and preparing to send the kids back to school. As the teachers in your life begin preparation for a new year of lesson plans and class activities, I hope you’ll tell them about PBS LearningMedia. For several years now, PBS and the WGBH Educational Foundation have partnered to provide educators with access to educational resources from public media organizations, delivering research-based, classroom-ready digital content to engage students as they explore curriculum concepts that align with national and state standards. Nationwide, more than 1.8 million educators have registered and gained access to more than 120,000 digital resources available through PBS LearningMedia. And earlier this year, PBS LearningMedia was recognized by The Association of American Publishers for excellence in digital education. Teachers and homeschool educators can register at www.pbslearningmedia.org.
And don’t forget to gather up the kids in your life to participate in the Color Me Rad 5K to support children’s programming on OPT. It’s a colorful fun run for all ages that helps OPT purchase and broadcast shows like Curious George, Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – and all the other OPT children’s programs that help kids across the Ozarks prepare for success in school and life. The run takes place on Saturday, September 10, and you can register now at www.optv.org. Be sure to use the promo code “ELMO” to get 10% off your registration and support OPT. We hope to see you there!
And thank you, as always, for the many ways you support public television in the Ozarks.