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iQ: smartparent

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.

iQ: smartparent  
  • Up in the Sky
    Monday, April 22
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Stem In Strange Places
    Tuesday, April 23
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Stem In Strange Places
    Monday, April 29
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Bridging The Digital Divide in the Workforce
    Tuesday, April 30
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Bridging The Digital Divide in the Workforce
    Monday, May 6
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • All About Animals!
    Tuesday, May 7
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • All About Animals!
    Monday, May 13
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Screen Time Vs. Old School Learning
    Tuesday, May 14
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    "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.
  • Screen Time Vs. Old School Learning
    Monday, May 20
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    "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.
  • Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide
    Tuesday, May 21
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent will explore the accessibility of broadband and mobile technology to different socioeconomic groups, and whether the digital divide also impacts access to educational content for children in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide
    Monday, May 27
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent will explore the accessibility of broadband and mobile technology to different socioeconomic groups, and whether the digital divide also impacts access to educational content for children in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Aiding Autism
    Tuesday, May 28
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode explores ways that digital devices and new technology can help children with autism and other special needs. Join us as we discuss which apps, games, robots, and other forms of media can help children connect with the world around them.
  • Aiding Autism
    Monday, June 3
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode explores ways that digital devices and new technology can help children with autism and other special needs. Join us as we discuss which apps, games, robots, and other forms of media can help children connect with the world around them.
  • Idad
    Tuesday, June 4
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode explores new ways for parents to understand their children's media consumption, which is becoming increasingly important. It features media-savvy dads and their innovative projects for kids, and includes an interview with Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a popular parenting blog that started at Wired magazine, and one of Time magazine's twenty-five Best Blogs of 2010. Denmead is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book series, The GeekDad.
  • Idad
    Monday, June 10
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode explores new ways for parents to understand their children's media consumption, which is becoming increasingly important. It features media-savvy dads and their innovative projects for kids, and includes an interview with Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a popular parenting blog that started at Wired magazine, and one of Time magazine's twenty-five Best Blogs of 2010. Denmead is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book series, The GeekDad.
  • Digital Badging
    Tuesday, June 11
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Kids love earning badges -- to show they've done something new, taken a risk, or learned a valuable skill. What's it like to get a "badge" in the 21st Century? This episode introduces parents to digitalbadges, an innovative way for children of all ages to make note of new hobbies and skills.
  • Digital Badging
    Monday, June 17
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Kids love earning badges -- to show they've done something new, taken a risk, or learned a valuable skill. What's it like to get a "badge" in the 21st Century? This episode introduces parents to digitalbadges, an innovative way for children of all ages to make note of new hobbies and skills.
  • Flipped Learning
    Tuesday, June 18
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Educators are finding innovative ways to modernize learning spaces and incorporate technology into their teaching practices. This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the Flipped Learning approach and what parents need to know about re-designed classrooms.
  • Flipped Learning
    Monday, June 24
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Educators are finding innovative ways to modernize learning spaces and incorporate technology into their teaching practices. This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the Flipped Learning approach and what parents need to know about re-designed classrooms.
  • Healthy Media Habits
    Tuesday, June 25
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode discusses healthy media habits for children and families. "Mediatrician" Michael Rich, MD, of Harvard Medical School and the Center on Media and Child Health, shares his advice on screen time and a balanced media diet.
  • Healthy Media Habits
    Monday, July 1
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode discusses healthy media habits for children and families. "Mediatrician" Michael Rich, MD, of Harvard Medical School and the Center on Media and Child Health, shares his advice on screen time and a balanced media diet.

 

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  • Up in the Sky
    Tuesday, April 16
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Edible Stem
    Monday, April 15
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Edible Stem
    Tuesday, April 9
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Career Exploration and Virtual Job-Shadowing
    Monday, April 8
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Career Exploration and Virtual Job-Shadowing
    Tuesday, April 2
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Tech, Stress, and Depression
    Monday, April 1
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Tech, Stress, and Depression
    Tuesday, March 26
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Technology - Health & Fitness
    Monday, March 25
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Technology - Health & Fitness
    Tuesday, March 19
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Digital Artists
    Monday, March 18
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Digital Artists
    Tuesday, March 12
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Digital Do-Gooders
    Monday, March 11
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Digital Do-Gooders
    Tuesday, March 5
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Maker Home Make-Over
    Monday, March 4
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.