Monday, January 27, 2014

Rhode Island Classroom #3 Debuts February 6

On Thursday, February 6 at 8 p.m., Rhode Island Classroom explores three new stories about the latest technology, lessons, and personnel who are making the grade in Rhode Island Kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms. The 30-minute quarterly series is hosted by Margie O'Brien. 

Resilient Kids is an independent, secular program brought to inner city schools in Rhode Island that teaches students tools to cope and deal with life’s challenges. Innovative and adaptive Yoga and Mindful Practice are two of the approaches used in helping to empower students and increase self esteem and self awareness. Margie and crew visits three different elementary schools and talks with students, teachers, and school officials, who have embraced this practice wholeheartedly. Kids “love their yoga” and have learned how to “take deep breaths in a difficult situation to calm down.” Teachers love the universal language Resilient Kids has brought to their classroom and the peace it has created. 

How To Get In To College and Pay For It – Margie hosts a round table discussion with professionals about how students are “standing out” on their college applications, how schools go about choosing an incoming freshman class, and how families can afford to pay for an education. Joining the conversation are Anne-Marie Flaherty, a guidance counselor at East Greenwich High School, Cynthia Bonn, dean of admissions for University of Rhode Island, and Catherine Capolupoas, vice-president for enrollment management at Roger Williams University.

Getting your GED –as if it wasn’t challenging enough already.  As of January 1, 2014, the GED test has taken on a whole new look and is more costly.  Applicants will only be able to take the test online and will now pay $120 as opposed to the old fee of $55. Margie talks with a class of students at Dorcas Place about the changes and what they’re doing to prepare to pass the new GED.

After the premiere on February 6 at 8 p.m., Rhode Island Classroom will encore on:

Rhode Island PBS
2/8/2014 12:31 AM 
2/9/2014 6:30 PM 
2/11/2014 4:30 AM 
2/15/2014 11:30 PM 

2/11/2014 10:30 PM 
2/11/2014 8:30 PM 
2/12/2014 5:30 AM 
2/12/2014 3:30 AM 
2/13/2014 2:30 AM 
2/13/2014 12:30 AM

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) programming over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable services: Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; on satellite: DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36.

WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on cable: Cox 808, Verizon 478, Full Channel 89, Comcast 294 or 312.