SCSD Brings Engaging Digital Media into the Classroom with NBC Learn

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The Syracuse City School district has partnered with Syracuse University and now is offering access to NBC Learn for all teachers, students and their family members.  NBC Learn K-12 ( is an online resource with thousands of videos from NBC News that teachers, students and parents can use in classwork, homework, presentations and instruction. 
For more than 80 years, NBC News has been documenting the people, places, and events that shape the world. NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, is making these historic stories, images and primary source documents available on-demand to teachers, students, and parents in the SCSD.  NBC Learn has already digitized more than 12,000 stories from the NBC News archives — one of the largest news archives in the world, dating back to the 1920s. In addition, collections are updated with current events every day, Monday through Friday, with stories from such celebrated programs as NBC Nightly News, the TODAY show, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, as well as the networks of MSNBC, CNBC, and Telemundo.
NBC Learn is staffed by veteran NBC News producers, who have created scores of original stories and Town Hall events around the country, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and others. These include such award-winning collections as Chemistry Now, Changing Planet, Science of NFL Football, Science of the Winter Olympic Games, and Finishing the Dream.
The original videos and archival news stories are correlated to state standards and the Common Core, and aligned to more than 25 K-12 collections. Videos are generally short — less than six minutes in length — enabling instructors to engage and enlighten their students. Yet these brief videos are full stories, with a beginning, middle and end, reported by some of the most famous journalists in broadcast history, including John Chancellor, Tom Brokaw, Tim Russert, Brian Williams, and many others.
To access NBC Learn, please click on from this page. You can also navigate to from any district computer.  You will see “Welcome, Syracuse City School District” in the upper right hand corner.  Start browsing! 
If you have any questions for the NBC Learn team, please contact NBC Learn at

Watch this introduction to NBC Learn, specially created for Syracuse City Schools, featuring NBC News Correspondent Anne Thompson.