About Smart Schools
WQED is teaming up with local schools to bring teachers, students, and families, Smart Schools. Smart Schools infuses research-based, parent-trusted PBS resources into classrooms to create innovative and impactful learning experiences for school-aged learners. Smart Schools uses the power of media to educate, engage, and inspire 21st-century learners while reimagining media-first partnerships to build and sustain a new approach to educational media.
Schools have the opportunity to receive professional development from the WQED Education Team. They have access to PBS based family engagement programs such as Family and Community Learning Workshops, screener premieres of PBS shows before they air on TV, and can select from a number of afterschool programs (such as math iQ) to offer to their students and families. The program is intended to be collaborative, customized, and responsive to the unique needs of each school while building Learning Neighborhoods with Inquire Within Libraries and other education-focused organizations within the community.