Virtual Professional Learning

Focusing on Young Learners

Welcome to PBS TeachersLounge! Throughout the next week we will be sharing highlights from our virtual professional learning series, Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching, that will encourage you to think critically and reflect on your own teaching. Today, we are going to dive into ways to integrate media to guide young learners in developmentally appropriate, anti-racist learning. Let’s watch, reflect, explore, learn and teach together!

Virtual Professional Learning

Amplify Student Voice

Welcome back to PBS TeachersLounge Pocket PD! Today, we are going to continue delving into educating ourselves on anti-racist teaching and how these tools and practices to change and shape the minds and lives of learners. We will be focusing on the real impact of the approach used when initiating these conversations and providing information can have on students.

Virtual Professional Learning

Using Media to Know Better, Teach Better

Welcome to PBS TeachersLounge! Throughout the next two weeks we will be sharing highlights from our virtual professional learning series, Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching, that will encourage you to think critically and reflect on your own teaching. Today, we are going to dive into the importance of media and the media brought into the classroom. Let’s watch, reflect, explore, learn and teach together!

Virtual Professional Learning

Deepening Understanding of Race and Racism

Welcome to PBS TeachersLounge! Throughout the next two weeks we will be sharing highlights from our virtual professional learning series, Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching, that will encourage you to think critically and reflect on your own teaching. Today, we are going to dive into the concept of anti-racism and what it looks like in the lives of our learners. Let’s watch, reflect, explore, learn and teach together!

Virtual Professional Learning

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | May

“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free” -Fannie Lou Hamer Dear Watch Club Community, We happily interrupt your regularly scheduled routines under capitalism, sexism, and racism to invite you to bear witness to this conversation that poetically conjures the long histories of struggle, resistance, survival, and Black womens’ brilliance inspired by our featured POV film, Loira Limbal’s, Through the Night. In a cultural moment amidst ongoing pandemics where the language of “return to normal” has been...

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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,...

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...

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.

Virtual Professional Learning

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | February

That’s a wrap, Watch Club community! We are thrilled to bring you the first After Show. Meet your hosts from the PBS Education team and from POV and witness a hard-hitting, truth-telling conversation between Matthew Kincaid, Founder and CEO of Overcoming Racism, and Elroy “EJ” Johnson, an educator and filmmaker about the urgency and importance of our February documentary, Whose Streets?. 

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