In 2001, the Educational Services Department conducted a Video Streaming Pilot Program that included 12 Rhode Island public schools. The pilot video streamed supplemental video content to schools' classrooms by using the Internet. The pilot program proved a great success therefore WSBE Rhode Island PBS decided to formalize the use of streamed video content to supplement the curriculum extending its use to K-12 schools and institutions offering adult education programs and services in Rhode Island.
As the pioneer of video-streamed curriculum in Rhode Island’s classrooms, WSBE Rhode Island PBS continues to offer high-quality, low-cost video stream content as well as customized professional development for teachers.
Today, WSBE Rhode Island PBS’ Digital Learning Gateway connects teachers and students in K-16 Rhode Island’s classrooms to a variety of Digital Learning Services:
The RIPBS Digital Learning Media, a next-generation digital media platform offers teachers and students free access to supplemental curriculum content, multi-media educational resources, and professional development trainings and webinars.
The RIPBS Digital Learning Media, a pipeline of high-quality nationally and locally produced content, is powered by PBS LearningMedia. Such pipeline offers K-16 supplemental curriculum and helps teachers nationwide to re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and more creatively motivate and engage students! This pipeline was design to motivate, engage, educate, and inspire students of all ages and help teachers share ideas while collaborating with each other nationwide.
LEARN360 video streamed-curriculum services are offered through WSBE Rhode Island PBS as an effort to bring great quality and more value and variety to the digital media experience in Rhode Island’s K-16 classrooms.
PBS TeacherLine brought by WSBE Rhode Island PBS, offers online professional development courses as a local effort to support teachers interested in developing new skills, increasing student achievement, and earning graduate credit. PBS TeacherLine offers more than 130 graduate level online courses covering all curriculum subjects.
Annenberg Learner, a web-based service that offers teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum.