Vegas PBS, in partnership with the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), is launching OnePlaceNevada (NV) - a digital portal housing hundreds of thousands of instructional media resources aligned with Nevada Academic Content Standards. Through a grant from NDE, Vegas PBS is able to create and administer this statewide instructional portal designed to increase access to high-quality educational materials for students and educators. It will also provide educators with tools and strategies as well as professional development to hone their skills in this new learning environment. Educators can access the portal at oneplacenv.vegaspbs.org. To obtain login information, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an automatic reply with this information.
As part of the OnePlaceNV launch, educators are invited to participate in the first of a series of Technology Tuesday webinars starting on Tuesday, June 23, at 3:30 p.m. Subsequent webinars will take place on the third Tuesday of every month starting July 21 through December 15, 2020. To register, visit oneplacenv.vegaspbs.org. The first 20 educators to register and complete a webinar will receive a thank you package from Vegas PBS.
“We are thrilled to partner with Vegas PBS to make OnePlaceNV available to educators and students across our state," said Jhone Ebert, State Superintendent for Public Instruction. "Providing access to multimedia resources is crucial to our ongoing efforts to expand high-quality virtual learning opportunities."
"As Nevada faces changing public expectations for distance education and at-home learning, OnePlaceNV will enable teachers to deliver on these expectations with easily accessible, high quality instructional tools to inspire their students," said Tom Axtell, General Manager of Vegas PBS. "We will continue to respond to teacher feedback and integrate new tools to make OnePlaceNV a valued resource for teachers to find media for their instructional needs.
Some of the digital databases available at OnePlaceNV include: Learn360, EBSCO Host, PBS Learning Media, The Library of Congress, Khan Academy, and more. This user-friendly portal allows educators and students to search by keyword, grade, subject or resource type with one search, instead of multiple searches. Classroom-ready tools include videos, interactives, audio clips, photos, lesson plans and more.
“Vegas PBS has been on the cutting edge of online educational resources, and OnePlaceNV is an exciting next step in supporting our state’s educators,” said Dr. Niki Bates, Director of Vegas PBS’ Educational Media Services. “We are grateful for our partnership with the Nevada Department of Education to bring free digital resources into every classroom across the state.”
About Vegas PBS
Vegas PBS is a member-supported public television service providing educational content for over 50 years. Vegas PBS builds community through television, education services, and unique experiences that create a sense of place, civic and social capital. For 11 consecutive years, Vegas PBS has remained among the top three most-watched PBS stations in the country. The station offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! The station collaborates with community partners to create award-winning content that examines informational, cultural, historic, and educational regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides a robust variety of education services that extend the educational experience beyond the broadcast. Resources and services include Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn educational workshops for children and families, professional development for teachers, online learning courses and certifications for adults, multimedia educational support for educators, 25+ channels of educational and local news for in-classroom viewing, and a Special Needs Resource Library serving those with special needs throughout the state of Nevada.
Vegas PBS viewers can access their favorite shows across multiple platforms including broadcast, vegaspbs.org, the PBS Video App and the PBS KIDS Video App. For more information, visit vegaspbs.org or find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.