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Special Programs

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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upcoming events

iQ: smartparent episode premiere "Parent Entrepreneurs"
Thursday, September 3rd 9 p.m.

There's a new episode of iQ: smartparent this week! Tune in this Thursday 9/3 for the premiere of the new iQ: smartparent episode "Parent Entrepreneurs," a show about how being a parent inspires us to invent and innovate to improve our children’s lives. From a cool literacy tool to a mail order DIY kit to one of Time Magazine's Toys of the Year, check out three great ideas that might just inspire you with your kids.

Join us on Twitter during the broadcast! Follow us @WQED_EDU  and use our hashtag #iqsmartparent to share your insights and reactions. 


Alphabet Trail and Tales
Saturday, September 12th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us for this free, fun for the whole family event.  Enjoy Pittsburgh's largest read aloud, puppet parade, music, storytellers, face painting, children's art activities, and more!