Premieres April 22 and April 23rd at 2pm!
Watch Cyberchase Season 9 episodes beginning Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Every episode, game and activity is motivated by Cyberchase characters and settings, and on a math concept centered on national standards. From tackling fractions in ancient Greece to using decimals to repair train tracks in Railroad Repair, kids learn that math is everywhere and a useful tool for solving problems. Developed for kids ages 8 to 11 and packed with mystery, humor, and action, Cyberchase delivers positive messages about math by teaching concepts in a fun way that kids can understand. Join us weekdays at 2 p.m. on WTVI PBS Charlotte.]]>
Now is the time! Vote for the Community Give Back Winner! We had 70 entrants and selected our three finalists. Now you get to choose the winner!
View their videos right here and then you decide the winner!
One vote per user/ip address – duplicate votes will be discarded.
1. Answer Scholarship Endowment, Mecklenburg County
2. BackPack Weekend Food Program from Gaston County
3. RideAbility Therapeutic Riding from York County, SC
Voting ends on April 23, 2014
Coming up on the next Carolina Impact…
On this week’s Carolina Impact we will meet a woman using her motorcycle as a vehicle to fight cancer. We will learn about a new idea launched to connect our youth to jobs and careers and then we will take a one tank trip to Rowan County where one family keeps memories alive through toys. Please join us for these stories and more. Hosted by Amy Burkett. Watch this week’s show now!
WTVI PBS Charlotte invites you to our free Family Fun Day event featuring:
Where: WTVI PBS Charlotte, 3242 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC
To RSVP, email Beverly.DornSteele@cpcc.edu]]>
Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful address.
Funding for THE ADDRESS is provided by Bank of America; the Anne Ray Charitable Trust; Public Broadcasting Service; and members of The Better Angels Society, including The Pfeil Foundation and Robert & Beverly Grappone. Funding was also provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), as part of “American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a public media initiative to help communities solve the national high school dropout crisis and keep more students on a successful path to college and career.]]>
Here’s the entry form!
Watch this 15 minute tutorial to help with completing the submission process
The awards will recognize 6th – 12th grade students and teachers from the station’s 13-county viewing area who exhibit excellence in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Nominees can either nominate themselves or someone they know who builds, performs or organizes STEM-related programs for charities, social clubs or school projects. Submissions will be judged by a panel of Central Piedmont Community College STEM faculty and staff members who will select both student and teacher winners based on criteria in a number of categories, such as Focus Excellence in a STEM Field, Most Innovative and Best STEM Integration.
Nominees representing Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Rowan, Iredell, Stanly, Union, Anson, Catawba, Cabarrus, Cleveland, York and Lancaster Counties will be recognized in different award categories.
Remember: The submission period is March 10 – April 9 at noon.
For entry form and more information, click here.
The station will also post the top four student submissions on its website at PBScharlotte.org and give the public an opportunity to cast its vote for the 2014 People’s Choice Award.
STEM Award winners will be recognized in front of a live studio audience on May 21 in CPCC’s Halton Theater, located on its Central Campus. The ceremony will be broadcast on May 22 at 8 p.m. on PBS Charlotte. For more information and to obtain a copy of the 2014 Stem Awards Rubric click here.
Effective March 2014
Beginning in March 2014, Time Warner Cable is changing the numbers assigned to its digital channels – all the channels above number 100 are changing. So if you watch us on Time Warner Cable, you can find WTVI (PBS) in HD on 1222 (OTA channel 42.1), WTVI Government – MHz Worldview on 1278 (OTA channel 42.2), and WTVI Education – Create on 1279 (OTA channel 42.3).
Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are. From the stunning heights of the Great Basin Desert to the lush coastal rainforests of west coast Canada, scientist J.C. Cahill takes us on a journey into the “secret world of plants,” revealing an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war. So come along for the ride and discover that plants are a lot less passive and a lot more intelligent than you think!]]>
Noted historian, author and critic Simon Schama explores the Jewish experience from ancient times to the present day in this new five-part series.
In The Beginning
The story of the Jewish experience begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God. It was loyalty to this “God of Words” that defined the distinct identity of the ancient Jews and preserved it despite all that history could throw their way — war, invasion, deportation, enslavement, exile and assimilation. The story unfolds with a dazzling cast of historical characters: Sigmund Freud dying in exile in London; Victorian evangelicals and explorers following “in the footsteps” of Moses; Jewish mercenaries living, prospering and intermarrying in the pagan land of Egypt; Messianic Jews dreaming of the Apocalypse; and a Jewish historian, Josephus, who witnessed first-hand the moment when the apocalypse finally came and the Romans destroyed the Jewish High Temple in Jerusalem.
Simon Schama’s epic series continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity — and sometimes their lives — under the rule of Christianity and Islam. Whether labeled “Christ-killers” by the Christians or “dhimmi” (non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic community) by the Muslims, diaspora Jews built new lives and invented new ways of being Jewish in exile in the face of discrimination, blood-libels and persecution interspersed with periods of tolerance, protection and peaceful co-existence. Drawing on some of the extraordinary documents they left behind, this episode offers a vivid portrait of Jewish bankers, merchants, doctors, poets and artists flourishing in Lincoln, Cordoba, Venice and Cairo and tells the heart-rending story of their mass expulsion from Spain in 1492.]]>