McGraw-Hill Education and Sesame Workshop today announced an agreement that will bring research-based Sesame content and expertise into pre-kindergarten (PreK) and elementary school classrooms across the United States. The first integrated program will incorporate social emotional learning skills like empathy, self-awareness and resilience into McGraw-Hill's Wonders literacy programs for PreK and elementary students.
Building on the Wonders program, the enhanced curricula will guide teachers and parents as students learn, offering multiple levels of learning and support; all curricula will be bilingual in English and Spanish. In the co-branded PreK-Grade 1 programs, students, educators and families will experience Sesame content incorporated holistically in a variety of ways, including:
- Circle-time videos and lessons starring Cookie Monster, Elmo, Big Bird and other beloved Sesame friends that will connect social emotional learning to literacy skills.
- Teacher's resources to help educators guide their students to connect social emotional learning skills to real-world situations.
- Weekly parent newsletters – translated into ten languages – that extend learning into the home with videos and activities for families to use together.
Available now for reviews and adoptions nationwide, the K-Grade 5 curricula will start appearing in classrooms in the 2019-2020 school year. The PreK curriculum is currently under development. For more information on the Wonders program, visit mhereadingwonders.com.