PBS39 Education Overview

PBS39 offers a unique variety of special services for the education community, including educational television programming and teacher professional development and resources, 24 hours, daily; parent resources; adult learning opportunities; extensive outreach services, such as Scholastic Scrimmage, PBS KidsGO Writers Contest, and other special programs and events.

Raising Readers

Raising Readers

Kids love to learn. PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy campaign, and part of the Ready To Learn initiative, focused on building reading skills at home, at school, in child care, and in the community.

Funded by a Ready To Learn grant from the United States Department of Education, the Ready To Learn initiative is developing engaging PBS KIDS Raising Readers television programs, exciting games, playful Web sites, and easy-to-use learning resources for kids, parents, caregivers, and teachers—all with the goal of helping children ages 2 to 8 get ready to read.  Read More...


For more information contact Alyissa Gallagher at PBS39. Email alyissag@wlvt.org or 610.984.8112

Community Partners: Bethlehem Area Public Library, Mad Science, Allentown Library, Wildlands, LV Zoo, A. F. D

PBS Learning Media - Teachers

PBS LearningMedia is THE destination that gives PreK-12 educators access to FREE, standards-aligned, digital content designed to capture students’ imagination and transform learning in classrooms across America. The site offers over 30,000 curriculum-targeted videos, interactive games, and lesson plans that cover an array of PreK-12 subjects including math, english/language arts, science, history, the arts/culture.

Join the club - 900,000+ users now have registered access to PBS LearningMedia. Get started today! www.pbslearningmedia.org


  • PBS LearningMedia (www.pbslearningmedia.org) offers access to 30,000+ digital resources from 130+ trusted media partners to help PreK-12 teachers integrate Common Core State Standards into teaching.
  • More than 900,000 educators have registered access to PBS LearningMedia content.
  • In the past year, more than 3.4 million pages were viewed by visitors to PBS LearningMedia.
  • PBS LearningMedia is offered locally by over 280 PBS member stations, including 48 states and territories in the United States.


PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent's window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs. Explore PBS parenting resources and tips on raising children, planning birthday parties & kids activities.

Will changing the sports culture reduce youth concussions?

PBS NewsHour

Will changing the sports culture reduce youth concussions?

Will changing the 'culture of resistance' in sports reduce youth concussions?

Climate Change, Hurricane Sandy and How to Cope

PBS NewsHour

Climate Change, Hurricane Sandy and How to Cope

Klaus Jacob explains how climate change will affect flooding from storms like Sandy.

Detroit's InsideOut students and alumni perform their poetry

PBS NewsHour

Detroit's InsideOut students and alumni perform their poetry

Detroit's InsideOut student and alumni perform their poetry.

2014 PBS Kids Writers Contest

PBS Kids Writers Contest begins February 17, 2014 and the deadline for entries is April 2, 2014.  

Writers Contest 2014

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest is for kids who are in Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade or 3rd Grade. Are you in a K-3 Grade? Great! Here's what you'll need to do to submit your entry; click the two links below to download the Entry Form and Contest Rules. Don't forget to ask for help from an adult here if you need it!

2014 Entry Form

2014 Contest Rules

PBS39 Education Services Funded By:

Charles H. Hoch Foundation

Thomas F. Staley Foundation

Julius & Kathryn Hommer Foundation

Charles & Leona Gruber Foundation

Pheasant Hill Foundation

Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust

The Verhalen Family Foundation

 Air Products  The Century Fund
Alexander Butz Construction
 Crayola  Embassy Bank
 Just Born  Keystone Savings Foundation
 Martin Guitar  One Point
The Stabler Foundation UGI
 Wells Fargo