Welcome To WOSU Educational Services

Take a look around at our educational materials for K-12 Classroom Instruction or lifelong learning. You can also watch video from PBS Kids, or browse our other links to other educational resources including WOSU’s PBS LearningMedia site.

Columbus Neighborhoods

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WOSU’s Emmy award-winning series Columbus Neighborhoods is now available for classroom use.

Instructional resources culled from the documentaries—short digital learning objects classified into topics aligned to targeted academic standards have been created to bring Columbus’ vibrant history to life in the classroom.

The video segments are supported by lesson plans—annotated and ready for easy retrieval and integration across curricula. View Columbus Neighborhoods Instructional Resources.

Surge Columbus

It’s a creative circuit for youth. What does that mean? It means that teens in Columbus can now connect with friends and each other to create their own digital media projects, learn 3D printing, edit movies, develop animation and design art installations. And more. What does it cost? It’s free! Just go to Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Wexner Center for the Arts or WOSU Public Media. Each location will have the tools, tips and mentors to get you started. Learn more here!

Ready to Learn

Growing Up WILD Workshop Information:

Workshops are provided by THINKTV, CET and WOSU Public Media Television Stations through a grant from the Ohio EPA. For specific information about workshops, call (614) 292-9678 and ask for the Ready to Learn Coordinator. Learn more…

Ohio Ready To Learn Workshop Information:

This is a state-funded program targeted to home-based care providers. Participants are encouraged to sign-up for all three workshops as a series. Each workshop is 2 hours in length. Workshops are provided by the Ohio Educational Television Stations through a grant from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. Workshops are free and Approved for Step Up to Quality Training Hours. IACET CEU credit is available for these workshops. ODJFS In-service forms will be provided to each participant. Learn more…

Featured Videos

Climate and Ice

Part I begins with a video that explains the difference between weather and climate, describes glacier formation, and identifies the types of information that can be found in the glacial record. Download teacher’s guide (PDF, 132K)

What is a Computer Animator?

I create moving and/or still imagery with the help of a computer. Most people call it computer animation or computer graphics.

Posted in: My Cool Job

The Role of Media in Politics

How does media portray politicians and issues? What techniques are used to persuade? The image is more powerful than the words.

Posted in: Media Literacy