Virtual Professional Learning

Social & Emotional Learning Strategies for K-2 Teachers

Ever changing routines, saturated media, big and small feelings and missing friends and families are just a few - out of many - things that come to mind. Young children are adapting - every day - to a changing world.  The routines that they had a year ago for back to school are null and void.  Everything is different for them, and they were just getting a handle on this thing called life. This new approach to school is one thing that they have to tackle head on, and it's our job as educators to equip ourselves to be able to help...

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Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching

In this four-part series, we will explore tools for anti-racist teaching and will consider the ways in which we can use media and media literacy to deepen our understanding of systemic racism. Wherever you are in your social justice journey, this series is designed to introduce you to curated anti-racism resources,  support your own learnings of anti-Black racism, help you discover innovative ways to integrate media into inclusive teaching practices, and show you how to amplify your Black students’ voices and experiences. By...

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Teaching with Molly of Denali

In this three part virtual professional learning series for educators and caregivers, we’ll uncover easy and fun ways to use Molly to teach complex concepts like informational text and cultural responsiveness. So join us and Molly on an adventure, and discover the top reasons to teach with Molly.

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Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia

Teachers, as you plan for a variety of scenarios in response to the Coronavirus health crisis--and other possible threats--we wanted to share some of the ways our PBS Digital Innovator All Star educators support engaging, effective distance learning.

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American Portrait: Who Are We?

PBS American Portrait is a national story-telling project that invites people across the country to use photos, videos and words to tell their own stories and illustrate who we are as a people. In this four part virtual professional learning series, teachers will be invited to think about how they might use the American Portrait in their classrooms and encourage their students to think more concretely about who we are as individuals, and who we are as a people.

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Our Planet

Teachers, we hope you’ll join us for our latest Virtual Professional Learning Series, Our Planet. In this three part series, we’ll use PBS’s recently broadcast show, Life from Above, as the basis for exploring new ways to teach students about our planet.

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Teaching the Civil War Through a New Lens

This professional learning series will explore an age-old topic, the American Civil War, through a new lens. Instead of the traditional view, this series will consider art, technology, and historical myths in an effort to make the crucial, lasting lessons from the era more relevant to today’s learners. 

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Big Ideas for Little Learners

This series is for anyone who works with "littles" at home, in a center, or in a school-based learning setting. Led by experienced educators and media experts, the series will invite you on a media literacy journey, exploring key topics like: what it takes to be a good media mentor; how to responsibly integrate media in your classroom; and how to help children create original content. Each session offers you a chance to share your thoughts, ideas and strategies with peers from across the country.

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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