PBS TeacherLine Bootcamp — Free K-3 Professional Development

The PBS Teacher Bootcamp is a collaborative, online 5-day learning experience designed for K-3 teachers to spend 20-minutes daily, refining reading teaching strategies and gaining new ones through the practice and study of Shared Reading.

You can complete the free, 100% online bootcamp at your own pace, and at the end you’ll receive a certificate of completion for 2.5 professional credit hours.

Bootcamp will be open for enrollment from  Continue reading

Homelessness Close to Home

The  homeless — we may notice them on sidewalks or at traffic lights.  Sometimes they’re holding signs, sometimes they’re rummaging through trash or pushing carriages packed with bags.  How much do we really know about this population to which virtually none of us would want to belong?

A two-part series about homelessness in our region that recently aired on WGBY’s nightly program, Connecting Point, explores Continue reading

Empathy & Perseverance — Virtual Professional Development

As part of PBS KIDS virtual professional learning series, “Demonstrating Empathy and Perseverance” helps teachers explore creative ways to weave social and emotional learning into the classroom with Daniel Tiger and friends.

Designed by educators, this virtual event — on January 8 at 7pm — immerses PreK-2 educators in Continue reading

Special Podcast for Kids — A Day in the Life of a Young Refugee

A special episode produced for kids by FRONTLINE spends one day with Muzamil, a 12-year-old Somali boy growing up in Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Camp. It began with Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath, whose children are nine and 12 years old.  “’As a journalist and mom, I felt like there was something missing from the media landscape: smart, in-depth current affairs programming that parents could play for their kids,’” she says. “’I thought, ‘This is an area FRONTLINE can explore.'”

Meant to appeal to both adults and the children in their lives, the podcast has producer Bianca Giaever and reporter Roopa Gogineni ask Muzamil questions from American kids about Continue reading

Did Missing Caribou Help Pull Santa’s Sleigh?

Nature, the wildlife & natural history series on PBS, has been tracking the decline of caribou and reindeer populations around the world.  Scientists use collars to follow the whereabouts of these grand creatures and, when the signal of one caribou went silent in the fall of 2017 and returned on December 25, 2017 at 11:00pm, researchers began to wonder.

“’The timing is a little suspicious,'”says Laura Finnegan. ‘We think the caribou may have been recruited to Continue reading

Develop Global Awareness in Early Learners — Free PBS Professional Learning Event

Learning with Littles: Developing Cultural Awareness is the next free event in a virtual professional learning series from PBS.  On December 4 from 7-8pm, you can be part of this professional development created by teachers for teachers so that you can explore strategies that help develop global awareness in young learners.

Join the live discussion @PBSTeachers  Continue reading