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iQ: smartparent

Website: http://wqed.org/education/smartparent/
Next Airing: Mon, Oct 21st, 2019 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV

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IQ: SMARTPARENT equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology. The three-part series addresses children's media consumption - from helping them discern between fiction and reality to safeguarding their online identities. Host Angela Santomero created and executive produced the acclaimed children's television series Blue's Clue on Nick Jr., and Super Why! and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS KIDS. Santomero also hosts PBS' The Parent Show at PBSparents.org and writes a personal blog about parenting at AngelasClues.com.

Episodes:

  • Technology - Health & Fitness

    Learn all about fitness - with a digital twist. Experts reveal the newest technologies that support and promote health and fitness. Discover the latest news trend of "exer-gaming"; find out how to choose the best fitness apps for kids; and learn all about the revised national standards for physical education in school, incorporating everything from video games to virtual reality. Build healthy habits for the 21st century on this episode of iQsmartparent.

    Next Airing: Mon, Oct 21st, 2019 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/5/2018 to 4/4/2021
  • Tech, Stress, and Depression

    Statistics show some social media usage contributes to stress and depression in young people - but on this episode of iQsmartparent, discover ways experts are using digital tools to combat mental health issues in young people. Learn about mobile phone apps used to reduce anxiety; ways to use video games to treat depression; and innovations in a type of psychotherapy called digital art therapy, which helps young people use laptops, phones, photographs, and the latest software to express emotions and devise coping strategies.

    Next Airing: Tue, Oct 22nd, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/5/2018 to 4/4/2021
  • Career Exploration and Virtual Job-Shadowing

    According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 80% of students in the United States end up changing their college major at least once; and college students on average change their majors three times over the course of their college careers. Now, new technology makes it easier than ever for teens to explore occupations online - and even go on "virtual job shadows" - while they're still in high school so they can make better, and more informed, decisions about careers that interest them. On this episode of iQsmartparent, education experts and career counselors reveal strategies and digital resources to help young people explore their interests and aptitudes and make professional connections online. We also explore a 21st century phenomenon and educational challenge as parents consider how to talk to young children about possible careers because, according to a World Economic Forum report, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don't even exist yet.

    Next Airing: Tue, Oct 29th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/5/2018 to 4/4/2021
  • Edible Stem

    We're making edible models to help kids explore everything from the life cycle to how plate tectonics work. We'll also explore the science of a farm-to-table diet. Guests include a Master Gardener and educators, and engaging field packages will feature Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, which received a Let's Move Pittsburgh mini-grant. The program promotes a healthy lifestyle and students in their diverse student body (including an ESL and refugee population) engage in a range of tasks to teach them how to grow food, harvest it, and prepare it.

    Next Airing: Tue, Nov 5th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • Up in the Sky

    In this episode we engage families in Earth & Space science! Meet up with the curator of the Smithsonian's national touring exhibit Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Missionfor a look at the past, present, and future of space exploration. We'll also show families how to track what's up in the sky using a range of scientific tools, from sophisticated telescopes to celestial bodies that can be seen with the naked eye! The episode concludes with a salute to the Maker Movement as we present hands-on projects to make a star clock, and a pin-hole camera for safely viewing a solar eclipse.

    Next Airing: Tue, Nov 12th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • Stem In Strange Places

    If you think science, technology, engineering, and math education are only for the classroom, think again! Parents and educators will be inspired by unique examples of STEM education in action in some very unexpected places. . . including an elementary school physical education class; and along the banks of our region's creeks and rivers where Girl Scouts take part in a unique new program called STREAM Girls. STREAM Girls gives scouts the opportunity to earn badges as they serve as citizen scientists, anglers, and artists, in order to build an appreciation for watershed conservation and the environment.

    Next Airing: Tue, Nov 19th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • Bridging The Digital Divide in the Workforce

    This episode addresses the serious issue of engaging talented young people of both genders and all backgrounds in STEM and STEAM education, in order to create equity in the technology workforce. National and regional experts will discuss initiatives for underrepresented minority populations in order to meet the nation's accelerating demands for STEM talent. This episode also features the founder of All Star Code, Christina Lewis, who was inspired to start the organization by her renowned businessman Reginald L. Lewis. Ms. Lewis explains her organization's mission to attract and prepare young people of color for jobs in the tech sector.

    Next Airing: Tue, Nov 26th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • All About Animals!

    This episode of iQ smartparent lands at the unique intersection of animal appreciation, digital media, and education! This episode includes feathered friends from the National Aviary, which sponsors a Maker challenge to promote STEAM as local designers create items inspired by birds. Meet the science illustrator inspired by the Aviary's collection and hear about projects inspired by wings and wildlife. The program also features a science writer from National Geographic. He's joined by animals from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Live Collection and present tips for young people about gaining inspiration from animals for school and personal projects. Finally, meet a young teen who started the social media sensation I've Pet That Dog! With nearly 200,000 follows, he explains his process for making and sharing positive and inspiring media.

    Next Airing: Tue, Dec 3rd, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • Screen Time Vs. Old School Learning

    "No more screen time!" Many frustrated parents have issued that edict to kids who all-too-frequently have their noses buried in the screen of a digital device! This episode introduces education experts to set the record straight: In terms of learning impacts, when does a screen work best, and when should kids be engaged in alternative forms of interactions, such as textbooks, human, and hands-on projects? Experts explore how to set realistic and responsible screen-time rules for kids living in a 21st century media-saturated world.

    Next Airing: Tue, Dec 10th, 2019 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • Digital Artists

    Since the earliest cave paintings, artists have evolved with every new technological development. From 3D printing to interactive installations to conductive paint - and even musical performance - discover how technology is transforming art and culture on this episode of iQSP. Meet artists, experts, and educators who are inspired by the exciting range of contemporary media and digital techniques available today; and hear their advice for encouraging young people to explore and create art using new technology.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/5/2018 to 4/4/2021
  • Digital Do-Gooders

    Whether you call them "social entrepreneurs" or "digital do-gooders," meet young people who are utilizing the dynamic digital world to make a difference and drive positive change. Hear inspiring stories of philanthropy, compassion, and generosity guided by teens who use digital tools to connect, collaborate, and help solve problems around the globe. Families also will learn about exciting opportunities for teens to engage in online volunteering; and experts will share advice for teens who want to harness the power of digital media to support the causes that are important to them.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/5/2018 to 4/4/2021
  • Healthy Family Media Habits

    In this episode of iQ: smartparent, all parents hope to be role models for their kids - but when it comes to media habits, kids are paying attention to how mom and dad use media and the habits they're picking up from you aren't always good. Clinical psychologist and nationally renowned author Catherine Steiner-Adair, discusses her book The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age. She reveals ways to alter tech so it serves as a complement to daily life and learning, rather than a barrier to authentic family moments. Then, Dr. James Huguley, an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work and Center on Race and Social Problems, discusses ways for families of color to help their children interpret negative and stereotypical portrayals of minorities in the media. And, Shelley Pasnik, Director of The Center For Children and Technology and author of the PBS Parent's Guide to Children and Media, explains healthy ways for parents to join their children in media consumption and media-making to promote thoughtful use of digital technology. In addition, this episode includes a field package featuring a pediatrician from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and a researcher from the University of Pittsburgh who explain the significant ways in which digital devices contribute to sleep disruption, and the impact it's having on young people's physical and emotional health.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/5/2017 to 2/4/2020
  • Libraries Transform Lives

    In this episode of iQ: smartparent, experts explain the range of resources available at libraries, in person and online, demonstrating the many ways that libraries are transforming lives and serving as the new "community living room." Guest Felton Thomas, Jr., President of the Public Library Association, a branch of the American Library Association, explains services offered in libraries, including ones to build skills in education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment, and engagement. Another guest, Marie Belle Vargas, is a Library Media Specialist at PS1x Cortlandt School in the South Bronx of New York, and the winner of the 2016 Common Sense Media Award for Educator of the Year. She explains the innovative ways she's turned her school library into a true community resource, offering parents as well as students in a socioeconomically challenged neighborhood a range of activities to build technology, literacy, language, and hands-on science skills. And, Mary Francis Cooper of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh provides tips for using online library resources for everything from homework help to personal research and adult education. In addition, this episode includes two field packages. One explains digital badging and the other illustrates ways that libraries are using gaming to draw teens into their local libraries.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/5/2017 to 2/4/2020
  • Maker Home Make-Over

    The only thing "extreme" about this home makeover is that the results will be extremely fun for your kids. Most parents provide a basket of arts and crafts supplies to keep kids busy on rainy days but in this episode of iQSP, we reveal exciting projects inspired by the Maker Movement to transform every room in your home. From the family room to the kitchen, the back-yard patio to the family's computer workspace, discover projects to entertain kids and help them build the science, technology, engineering, art & design, and math (STEAM) skills needed for 21st century success.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/5/2018 to 4/4/2021
  • Math in the Digital Age

    In this episode of iQ: smartparent, math matters in the digital age. Today's classrooms are undergoing a high-tech revolution and experts explain ways parents can help their children make math make sense. Matt Larson, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and co-author of the book Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents, discusses math literacy, Common Core math standards, tips for parents to talk to teachers about mathematics education methods in the classroom, and appropriate ways to assist children with their math homework. Megan Cicconi, a math teacher representing the computer science/coding advocacy group Code.org, discusses the need for coding skills in the 21st century, and ways to structure computer science education to complement mathematics education. And, guest Betsy Stein of the Boys &Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania presents a fun family activity to practice mathematics skills using sports statistics. In addition, this episode includes two field packages showing innovative ways to build mathematics skills using hands-on science projects.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/5/2017 to 2/4/2020
  • Social & Emotional Learning

    In this episode of iQ: smartparent, the topicis social and emotional learning. The goal is to help children build the confidence they need to succeed in the classroom and in life. An expert from the nationally renowned Fred Rogers Center explains ways to use digital media for social and emotional learning, based on the teachings of iconic children's television host Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Another guest from the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children explains how teachers are being trained to incorporate digital media in social and emotional learning initiatives in the classroom. We also welcome an expert from Common Sense Media, an independent nonprofit organization offering reviews and resources to help children and families navigate the world of media and technology. This guest gives guidelines for families to evaluate and choose the best apps to boost social awareness skills. Finally, we meet two inspiring teachers who created a culturally relevant STEM/STEAM curriculum to engage underserved middle-school aged girls in math and science. Called "Sisters eS.T.E.A.M.," this program demonstrates the link between self-esteem and academic achievement and after hearing from the teachers, the young women of Sisters eS.T.E.A.M. appear in the studio to perform a motivational exercise that's part of their science curriculum.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/5/2017 to 2/4/2020

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