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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  
  • Bridging The Digital Divide in the Workforce
    Monday, December 6
    1:00 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!
    Friday, December 10
    6:00 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, December 13
    1:00 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
    Friday, December 17
    6:00 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, December 20
    1:00 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.
  • The Link Between Digital Media and Teen Suicide
    Friday, December 24
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    New research points to further possible links between social media usage and rising teen suicide rates. One study found that teens who use their digital devices for more than 5 hours per day are 70% more likely to have thoughts of suicide. This episode explores the complex role the Internet, particularly social media, plays in self-harming and suicide-related behavior; and experts provide advice for families to navigate these alarming trends.
  • The Link Between Digital Media and Teen Suicide
    Monday, December 27
    1:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    New research points to further possible links between social media usage and rising teen suicide rates. One study found that teens who use their digital devices for more than 5 hours per day are 70% more likely to have thoughts of suicide. This episode explores the complex role the Internet, particularly social media, plays in self-harming and suicide-related behavior; and experts provide advice for families to navigate these alarming trends.
  • Raising Citizen Scientists
    Friday, December 31
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    A "Citizen Scientist" is defined as a member of the public who collects and analyzes data, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. No matter your age or level of scientific experience, citizen science offers a chance for everyone to get involved and contribute to the growing wealth of information we know about our planet. This episode explores the range of exciting and essential projects that allow young people to use their curiosity, STEM skills, and digital technology aptitudes to help care for our natural world.
  • Raising Citizen Scientists
    Monday, January 3
    1:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    A "Citizen Scientist" is defined as a member of the public who collects and analyzes data, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. No matter your age or level of scientific experience, citizen science offers a chance for everyone to get involved and contribute to the growing wealth of information we know about our planet. This episode explores the range of exciting and essential projects that allow young people to use their curiosity, STEM skills, and digital technology aptitudes to help care for our natural world.
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution - And What It Means to Jobs of the Future
    Friday, January 7
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Experts say we've arrived at the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and it requires a fusion of hands-on skills and high-tech knowledge. Breakthroughs in innovative technologies are already re-shaping the way we live - but what do these changes mean for today's young people? According to one report, two-thirds of today's five-year-olds will, in about 15 years, find themselves in jobs that don't exist right now. This episode provides insights and action plans to help families understand and prepare for the jobs of the future.
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution - And What It Means to Jobs of the Future
    Monday, January 10
    1:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Experts say we've arrived at the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and it requires a fusion of hands-on skills and high-tech knowledge. Breakthroughs in innovative technologies are already re-shaping the way we live - but what do these changes mean for today's young people? According to one report, two-thirds of today's five-year-olds will, in about 15 years, find themselves in jobs that don't exist right now. This episode provides insights and action plans to help families understand and prepare for the jobs of the future.
  • The Messy Show
    Friday, January 14
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child's sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. It is an essential part of a child's development and creativity. However, parents need to make peace with the fact that sensory play is usually messy - and that's a good thing! In this lively episode, learn all about helping children investigate, create, discover, and develop through gloriously messy activities. We also understand that all of that mess needs to be cleaned up eventually, so this episode also includes a segment on cleaning tips that are safe for kids, pets, and the environment!
  • The Messy Show
    Monday, January 17
    1:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child's sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. It is an essential part of a child's development and creativity. However, parents need to make peace with the fact that sensory play is usually messy - and that's a good thing! In this lively episode, learn all about helping children investigate, create, discover, and develop through gloriously messy activities. We also understand that all of that mess needs to be cleaned up eventually, so this episode also includes a segment on cleaning tips that are safe for kids, pets, and the environment!
  • The Crisis with Soft Skills
    Friday, January 21
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    "Soft skills" are defined at personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively with other people - and workforce experts say today's young people are facing a significant deficit in soft skills. It's a problem that's having a serious impact on young people as they search for jobs, and even as they apply and interview for college and other education opportunities. Discover which soft skills employers value the most and hear from experts about ways to help your child build these crucial skills now.
  • The Crisis with Soft Skills
    Monday, January 24
    1:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    "Soft skills" are defined at personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively with other people - and workforce experts say today's young people are facing a significant deficit in soft skills. It's a problem that's having a serious impact on young people as they search for jobs, and even as they apply and interview for college and other education opportunities. Discover which soft skills employers value the most and hear from experts about ways to help your child build these crucial skills now.
  • Helicopter Parenting
    Friday, January 28
    6:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This important episode explores the distinction between "parenting" and "over-parenting." Experts show how the most common, well-intentioned - but damaging - mistakes parents make; and explain how "helicopter parenting" can lead to a child struggling to adjust to school and social environments; and who does not build the necessary coping mechanisms to deal with daily challenges and disappointment. Learn how to achieve a healthy balance between "helping" and "helicoptering," and parenting strategies to raise resilient and self-sufficient kids.
  • Helicopter Parenting
    Monday, January 31
    1:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This important episode explores the distinction between "parenting" and "over-parenting." Experts show how the most common, well-intentioned - but damaging - mistakes parents make; and explain how "helicopter parenting" can lead to a child struggling to adjust to school and social environments; and who does not build the necessary coping mechanisms to deal with daily challenges and disappointment. Learn how to achieve a healthy balance between "helping" and "helicoptering," and parenting strategies to raise resilient and self-sufficient kids.

 

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  • Bridging The Digital Divide in the Workforce
    Friday, December 3
    6:00 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.
  • Stem In Strange Places
    Monday, November 29
    1:00 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.
  • Stem In Strange Places
    Friday, November 26
    6:00 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.
  • Up in the Sky
    Monday, November 22
    1:00 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.
  • Up in the Sky
    Friday, November 19
    6:00 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, November 15
    1:00 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
    Friday, November 12
    6:00 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, November 8
    1:00 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
    Friday, November 5
    6:00 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, November 1
    1:00 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.