Virtual Professional Learning Voices in Education

Who Tells Your Story?

Every student has a voice and a story. Is it true that they have no control over how their stories are told, or can we provide resources to help them direct their own narratives? In this three part series educators will have the opportunity to explore tools, devices, and unique practices which encourage students to not only critically consider how history is defined, but also how to ensure their own stories are accurately documented and their point of view is conveyed.

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Inspiring Young Scientists Through STEAM Education

Our world changes every day, and with that, our teaching practice does to: there is always more to learn as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) educator. In this three part series, we’ll look at ways to inspire our young scientists and make concepts such as data and computational thinking engaging!  Register for the three part "Live Learning" experience: Inspiring Young Scientists Through STEAM Education.

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Teaching Black History Beyond Slavery and Black History Month

What if, the core of what Wakanda and the Black Panther stood for wasn’t all fictional? Is it possible that African history, which is widely communicated from Western perspectives as primitive and less than, actually began very similarly to the principles and ideologies that were present in the movie, The Black Panther?

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Strategies for Celebrating World Cultures in Your Classroom

Teachers from across the country have creative ways to integrate world cultures into the classroom. We asked teachers to contribute their ideas by answering this prompt: “I incorporate world cultures in my classroom by…:”

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New Year’s Resolutions from the Inaugural Class of PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions

New Year’s resolutions and inspiration from some of our PBS Kids Early Learning Champions!

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Teaching Media Literacy: If Not You, Then Who?

Teaching students how to be media literate citizens is not something that can be taught in a “one and done” lesson. In the past, this might have sufficed, but to combat today’s climate of fake news and viral media, we need a broad approach -- an ALL in approach where we all collectively accept the responsibility to prepare our students. Are YOU doing your part to prepare your students to be media literate citizens?

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Helping Students Find their Voice

In our society today, now more than ever, students need to not only know what they want in life but be able to state it in the proper forum to the appropriate people to make that wish into a reality. Digital media literacy is the key to voice in the classroom.

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Improving Digital Literacy in the Classroom

How do you convince 13-year-olds that have always relied on Google’s search screen to answer research questions that they have to actually open each search result, read the information, find the author and cross-reference the information presented with other sources? Or better yet, how can you ensure that your students have the necessary digital literacy skills to identify different types of media, think critically about them and understand the messages they're sending?

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For the Love of Lit: Virtual Professional Learning Series

Teachers! Join us as we bring the Great American Read to your classroom. This four-part virtual professional learning series is designed for English Language Arts teachers, created FOR educators BY educators. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for classrooms, this series will highlight techniques for engaging learners through essential communication skills, and present ideas for enhancing teaching practice through activities, projects, passion, and a connection to literature. PBS...

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