Randy Mason sits down with Black & Veatch’s Staffing Program Manager Shelly Arnett to discuss how this Kansas City-based, global engineering, consulting and construction company’s mentoring program is getting area students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). KCPT has partnered with Black & Veatch to start a tutoring program for fifth-grade students at Santa Fe and Dobbs Elementary in the Hickman Mills School District, hoping to inspire the students to pursue careers in science-related fields.
Young scientists are invited to Union Station on Saturday, March 30th for a fun-filled day of science demonstrations and for special screenings of Sid the Science Kid: The Movie. Show times are at 9:45am, 11:15am and 3:45pm. Hands on science activities and demonstrations will take place through out the day. Full schedule and more information here.
On March 14, 2013 Gary Brock, Director of Education at KCPT, and Sarah Hayden, second grade teacher from Longfellow Elementary School traveled to Arlington, Virginia to attend the PBS Digital Education Summit at PBS Headquarters. During the Summit PBS announced the formation of its PBS LearningMedia Teacher Core. The Teacher Core is comprised of teachers chosen from across the country for their dedication to the advancement of digital learning in education. KCPT was pleased that Sarah, who is from the Kansas City Public School District, was one of twenty-eight chosen teachers. Sarah will be working closely with the PBS LearningMedia Teacher Core continuing efforts to increase the usage of PBS LearningMedia in the metropolitan area. The PBS LearningMedia Teacher Core will utilize the experience, expertise and passion of its twenty-eight members to reignite classroom learning and engage fellow educators using digital tools in classrooms nationwide.
KCPT’s Director of Education Gary Brock and Corporate Support Senior Account Manager Kate Chapin brought hundreds of bookmarks and coloring books to restock the Black & Veatch’s Raising Readers Library Corner at the Wyandotte Branch of the Kansas City Kansas Public Library on March 21, 2013.
The Raising Readers Library Corner reaches under served children in the neighbor ages 4 to 8 years old and is part of the national PBS Kids Raising Readers campaign that promotes building reading skills for children, especially those in low income families.
Carol Levers, Director of Libraries Services, said she was very happy with the partnership, which is in its second year.
(from left to right) Gary Brock, Sunny Church, Kate Chapin and Carol Levers