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PBS Kids Go! Young Writers Contest     go to website

Reading, writing and imagination are all part of the national PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest initiative, operated in conjunction with local schools across the country. This year, WQED is partnering with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WPSU, and the EQT Foundation to offer the contest, which encourages children in grades K through 3 to submit their own original stories and illustrations for local, regional and national recognition. Enter to win the 2012 contest!

Teens On Q

Teens On Q is a television program, produced by WQED, that takes teens behind the scenes of a particular career or industry to meet professionals already at work there, provides teens with some basis for career exploration, and gives them the chance to think about academic, volunteer, and job-shadowing opportunities they can pursue now to prepare for that career. Click to watch Teens On Q Online On-Demand, and check out the Online Job Shadowing Guide (pdf).

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Kids Radio Corps: Deadline Extended!
NEW Deadline: April 17, 2014
Do you want to be part of IQ Kids Radio's KIDS RADIO CORPS? WQED and Saturday Light Brigade are getting together a small group of kids, ages 8-12, who are our DJs, reporters, recorders, and "kids on the street" in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. You can report on cool events in your area for kids through official reporting assignments, create radio content in a professional radio studio, and much more! Apply today and be a part of our radio show throughout the year

iQ: smartparent "Aiding Autism"
April 24, 2014, 8 and 10 pm, WQED-TV
iQ: smartparent will broadcast its episode on “Aiding Autism” on April 24 at 8 and 10 pm. We explored how digital devices and new technology can be helpful to children on the autism spectrum and with other special needs with guests Carla Mazefsky, PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Brett Spitale, Executive Director, Greater Pennsylvania Autism Speaks; and Aubrey Shick, Founder and CEO, Origami Robotics and her friend Romibo.