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Details about earning graduate credits for successfully completing a PBS TeacherLine course.

INST1201 Thinking and Making with Media in PreK-2 Classrooms

Grades:
Preschool-2nd
Hours:
3.0

Intentional and developmentally-appropriate use of media provides children with new pathways to develop the critical skills of inquiry and expression that they will use as life-long learners. This course offers examples and insights from the classroom on how to actively integrate media into playful, hands-on learning, as well as scaffold the skills children need to be media readers and writers themselves. Learn evidence-based strategies and practices to start using media-based projects in your PreK-2 classroom today. The lesson you develop as a result of this coursework may be submitted as an artifact for the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification micro-credential, Implementing Media Projects in Early Childhood.

SCIE1309 K-2 Science Tips: Energy & Motion

Grades:
Kindergarten-2nd
Hours:
3.0

In this self-paced course you will be introduced to inquiry-based and connected learning approaches as a foundation and will learn to support young children’s understanding of Energy and Motion, an essential learning standard in the Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) curriculum for children in early childhood and early elementary grades. Step into Alicia’s first-grade classroom to see first hand what inquiry as an approach to learning about science and in connected learning techniques for teaching looks like. Then consider how you might implement Alicia’s techniques within your own classroom or learning context. Throughout, you will be provided a list of related resources for teaching and learning including recommended children’s books and PBS KIDS digital resources. Take this course to deepen children’s conceptual understandings of scientific concepts and connect students to each other, to family and community members, and to the world-at-large. Need additional hours or looking to apply this course towards graduate credit? We also offer a 45-hour, paid facilitated course that provides a collaborative environment for deepening your knowledge of inquiry as an approach to learning about science. For more information see our course page for SCIE207: A Curiosity-Driven Approach to Teaching K-2 Science.

SCIE1307 K-2 Science Tips: Animal Adaptations

Grades:
Kindergarten-2nd
Hours:
3.0

In this self-paced course you will be introduced to inquiry-based and connected learning approaches as a foundation and will learn to support young children’s understanding of Animal Adaptations, an essential learning standard in the Next Generation Science Standard (NGSS) curriculum for children in early childhood and early elementary grades. Step into Alicia Poulin’s first-grade classroom to see first hand what inquiry as an approach to learning about science and in connected learning techniques for teaching looks like. Then consider how you might implement Alicia’s techniques within your own classroom or learning context. Throughout, you will be provided a list of related resources for teaching and learning including recommended children’s books and PBS KIDS digital resources. Take this course to deepen children’s conceptual understandings of scientific concepts and connect students to each other, to family and community members, and to the world-at-large. Need additional hours or looking to apply this course towards graduate credit? We also offer a 45-hour, paid facilitated course that provides a collaborative environment for deepening your knowledge of inquiry as an approach to learning about science. For more information see our course page for SCIE207: A Curiosity-Driven Approach to Teaching K-2 Science.

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