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
WGBY recently aired the documentary, The Long View, the story of two Oakland high schools and their community of students, families, and teachers. Filmmaker Susan Zeig describes common threads that can unite viewers: “the importance of community participation, impact of inequitable funding, need for greater respect and value for the teaching profession, and the cost of the high turnover among school administrators.”
In the film many of our regional educators will recognize the strengths and challenges of urban schools and communities throughout the country as well as the trauma experienced by 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
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.
Summer can offer educators a chance to slow down in their schedules as well as catch up on professional development that’s important to them. This balance of ease and energy allows teachers to return to the classroom refreshed and more confident.
Based on the number of Massachusetts K-12 teachers who registered for two Project-Based Learning (PBL) webinars this past spring, PBL is important to them. This engaging and Continue reading
How can we teach students effective digital literacy skills to empower them to be critical consumers of media and authentic storytellers? Beginning February 28 at 7PM ET, you can join PBS Education for a free, three-part PBS “Live Learning” experience created by teachers, for teachers: Part 1 | Teaching Students to Critically Analyze Media; Part 2 | Helping Students Create Authentic Stories; Part 3 | Amplifying Student Voices Across the Community.
PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each
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
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
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