The following post was written by education intern MaiCherish Harris, ESL major at Elms College:
In the summer of 2019, I spent five weeks studying abroad in Japan. After staying in a hotel in Kyoto for a week, I went to Kochi to live with a host family. Having enjoyed PBS KIDS my whole life, it was surprising and comforting to see Continue reading
Have you ever noticed that little ones often have a lot to say? Whether they’ve mastered language or not, they can be brimming with ideas, imagination and creativity. The next episode in the PBS KIDS Free Virtual Professional Learning Series, Using Media to Lift the Littlest Voices, on December 10 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm, focuses on how you can help nurture those strengths and encourage learners to create their own content.
Along with experts who use digital media to teach and those who work with little children — at home, in a center, or in a school-based learning setting — you’ll look into the important role media creation plays and explore how Continue reading
If you work with little learners at home, in a center, or in a school-based learning setting, you’ll want to join hundreds of fellow educators on a media literacy journey during this free virtual professional learning series. You’ll explore key topics like what it takes to be a good media mentor and how to responsibly integrate media in your classroom. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one-hour virtual professional learning event.
The first event in the series, Using Media to Bring Stories to Life, is on Tuesday, December 3, from 7:00pm – 8:00pm. Since our littlest learners especially enjoy a good story, this session will share ideas and best practices you can use to
During this spooky season, celebrate with scare-free videos, activities, and lesson plans for grades PreK-5. Children can discover fun ways to learn, like conducting science investigations with slime, using math to share candy, and solving interactive, Halloween-themed puzzles.
We also have festive ways to celebrate fall foliage and harvest with PreK-12 videos, activities, and lesson plans about various autumn holidays and Continue reading
At PBS LearningMedia WGBY is proud to provide a resource that highlights Latino culture in western MA through the lens of Continue reading
PBS TeacherLine online courses for Pre-K – 12 educators are flexible, collaborative and designed for a teacher’s busy schedule. They can help you earn PD credits and offer a way to stay on top of your teaching career.
Of his experience Charles Besancon, Computer Instruction Specialist, said, “The course I took exceeded my expectations both in quality of content and communication with both peers and facilitators.”
You can explore PBS fall courses and can even try a free 3-hour course entitled Continue reading
“Children today are growing up in a world surrounded by AI: algorithms determine what information they see, help select the videos they watch, and shape how they learn to talk,” Karen Hao writes for MIT Technology Review.
With the power of algorithms in young lives, it’s vital that they know how artificial intelligence works. According to Hao, new curriculum developed at MIT’s Media Lab, Continue reading
In addition to thousands of existing free resources, PBS Learning Media has new ones for your new school year.
These sample resources for grades Pre-K – 12 include support materials and standards:
ARTHUR All About Community activities help children understand themselves and those around them. Topics include self-esteem, understanding others, and cultural diversity.