Virtual Professional Learning

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | April

We’re baaaack and this month inviting you into a conversation alive with the experience and brilliance of Dujuan, his community, and his wisdom illuminated in the POV documentary, In My Blood it Runs directed by Maya Newell. Our guests this month are Indigenous educators and scholars: Blanca Azucena (University of Texas, Austin) works at the intersections of public health, indigenous health practices and healing; Pablo Montes (University of Texas, Austin) focuses on the intersections of queer settler colonialism, Indigeneity,...

Voices in Education

Unlearning: Kindness, Color Blindness and Racism

Being an antiracist educator means allowing your classroom to be one where your kids see Black, Indigenous and other people of color and their cultures as beautiful and worthy. Overcorrection is necessary if we are going to create a more balanced and equitable society. Being an antiracist educator also means modeling and teaching your kids that standing up for what is right is more important than being “nice” or making sure others feel comfortable.

5 Maneras de Explorar el Exterior con Elinor Wonders Why

Explorar el aire libre es una forma práctica de aprender sobre el medio ambiente y sobre el mundo que nos rodea. En Elinor Wonders Why (Elinor Se Pregunta Por Qué), las actividades al aire libre son comunes entre el curioso trío de amigos Elinor, Ari y Olive. Aquí hay 5 actividades que le ayudarán a explorar su creatividad y curiosidad, sobre todo, explorando al aire libre.

PBS in the Classroom

5 Ways to Explore the Outdoors With Elinor Wonders Why

Exploring the outdoors is a hands-on way of learning about the environment and the world around you. In Elinor Wonders Why outdoor activities are common amongst the curious trio Elinor, Ari, and Olive. Here are 5 activities that will assist you in exploring your creativity, curiosity, and most importantly the outdoors.

Voices in Education

Let's reflect, what do we mean when we say inclusion?

America is often called a melting pot, but nothing says America more than a warm traditional oven-baked apple pie.  First, you have your choice of delicious juicy red apples. Then there are the other ingredients; butter and flour. You mix everything and get ready to bake your pie. You place the ingredients into the pie tray, place the tray in the oven, and go off to read a book. Once it’s finally time to take the pie out of the oven, you do so and allow it to cool off. Once cooled, you eagerly cut yourself a slice and dig into the...

Virtual Professional Learning

Know Better to Teach Better with ​American Promise​

As part of our new initiative, POV Watch Club, we invite educators to watch a documentary, join our virtual space and discuss the programming. It’s a wonderful way to virtually meet colleagues and understand different points of view on issues of social justice and current events. Our March selection, American Promise, prompted much discussion and offered information and ideas educators can take back to their own classrooms. Here is how KQED Media Literacy Innovators, Aspen, Kara, Mary Kate, and Merek are using this film to Know...

Current & Trending

Decolonizing the Map: Creating the Indigenous Mapping Collective

Mapping is a powerful tool that holds stories. But who controls the narrative? Historically, maps were created by professional cartographers, many of whom played a large role in colonization. These maps have shaped the way many of us see the world today. Of course, that begs the questions, who or what is left out of the map and how can that be changed?

Virtual Professional Learning

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | March

We’ve done it again, Watch Club friends! Our March After Show is here and ready to invite you into conversations about race, class, education, society, and family inspired by American Promise.

Voices in Education

Claiming Our Grief And Our Joy

Last March 12th, teachers, students and families, and I were informed that the schools in our network would be closed for the next month because of rising cases of COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Instead of meeting as a staff and circling up for a day of professional development that Friday, teammates scrambled to make copies and assemble learning packets for each one of our students. I recall grabbing a few items from my classroom, cleaning out some mugs, and casually telling other teachers, “see ya in a few weeks”...

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