West Virginia LearningMedia

West Virginia LearningMedia™  is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more! You can search, save, and share with ease.

Best of all, West Virginia LearningMedia is free for educators.

In partnership with PBS, West Virginia LearningMedia provides thousands of videos and learning materials from shows such as Nature and PBS Newshour.

We also are producing videos and curriculum targeted specifically to West Virginia teachers, parents and students, including:

1. West Virginia Studies curriculum and videos for 8th graders, including The Road to Statehood and You Are There.

2. WV STEAM videos designed to inspire middle school students through telling the story of young West Virginians in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

3. History, art, science and other activities about our national river system: 3 Rivers: The Bluestone, Gauley and New.

4. Abracadabra episodes teaching healthy living and science concepts to West Virginia kids.

Go to http://wv.pbslearningmedia.org/ and sign up for a free account today!  Please note that you will be required to sign up for a free account after viewing two resources on WV LearningMedia.

WV LearningMedia resources currently available:

  • Road to Statehood

http://wv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/1a90a974-3eea-4564-b699-809bbd6ecff6/road-to-statehood/

  • You Are There

http://wv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/60780002-a821-4912-87fa-563b295d2e86/you-are-there-west-virginia-statehood-video-and-lesson-plans/

Science
9:39 am
Wed May 7, 2014

South Charleston Students Test Launch Their Satellite

Students open CubeSat's protective container

Students in teacher Joe Oliver's computer science class at South Charleston High School have successfully conducted a test launch of the CubeSat. 

Watch the student made video here and see the satellite soar into the sky, transmit pictures and students recovering the satellite after it landed back on earth.

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Album features math & problem-solving songs
8:20 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Peg + Cat Releases First Album

Get the Peg Cat album today!
Credit Courtesy of © 2013, Feline Features LLC.

Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, the album features songs from the math and problem-solving preschool series.

Watch Peg + Cat on WV PBS weekdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and weekends at 8 a.m.

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Public Education
10:03 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Council to Improve STEM Education in W.Va.

Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin is assembling a council of education and industry leaders to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics opportunities in West Virginia.

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Higher Education
6:31 am
Tue April 15, 2014

W.Va. Universities Receive STEM Grants for Minority Students

Woodburn Hall at West Virginia University
Credit Swimmerguy269 / wikimedia Commons

West Virginia University and two other institutions of higher learning in the state will share in a $2.5 million grant to attract, retain and graduate underrepresented students in so-called STEM studies.

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WV PBS Instructional Television Service
10:53 am
Fri January 31, 2014

NOVA Investigates Bronze Age Murders Believed to Assure Fertility

Tollund Man, an Iron Age bog body, found in 1950 in a peat bog on the Jutland Peninsula in Denmark. The man's physical features were so well-preserved that he was mistaken at the time of discovery for a recent murder victim.
Credit Courtesy of © 360 Production Ltd

Ghosts of Murdered Kings from NOVA

Watch Monday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. on WV PBS as part of our Instructional Television Service

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Education
1:40 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Teachers: New Video & Lesson Plan on Water Crisis Available

A new video and teacher guide helps educators make sense of the chemical spill with students.
Credit PBS Newshour via YouTube

On our website, West Virginia LearningMedia, you can find new resources for helping students grades 7 - 12 make sense of the chemical spill and water crisis.

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Public Education
10:27 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Lawmakers Get an Education on Career Opportunities for Students

Assistant State Superintendent of Schools with the West Virginia Department of Education, Division of Technical and Adult Education Services, Dr. Kathy D'Antoni.
Credit WVDE

The Governor’s Education Reform Bill passed through the legislature and was signed into law earlier this year. That bill was seen as a major overall to the state’s public education system which critics said was failing West Virginia students, but was only meant to be the first step in reform.

From preschool to college and beyond, legislators have spent the past nine months hearing from the state Department of Education and the Higher Education Policy Commission about how they’re working to expand their reach and improve the quality of education students’ are receiving.

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Seeking educators who use digital tools
4:20 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

West Virginia Public Broadcasting Announces PBS LearningMedia Innovators Program for State Educators

Contact Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

West Virginia Public Broadcasting announces PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program for state educators

Program rewards innovative K-12 educators advancing student achievement through digital media and technology with year-long professional development training

Download the Word document here.

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West Virginia Morning
9:46 am
Mon December 2, 2013

South Charleston Students Build a Satellite, Fracking and Air Quality, & The Fairfax Stone

Students at South Charleston High School build a satellite to be launched into space, a look at some specifics of the debate over the natural gas industry, and the history of the West Virginia/Maryland border battle over who owns the Fairfax Stone.

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