As usual, summer flew by too fast. KCPT’s K-12 Learning team and area teachers spent some of it together at a series of events we call “Summer Training Camps for Teachers.” Now that schools are back in session, KCPT will continue to offer workshops and events throughout the year designed to help teachers and students make the most of the best classroom learning media available, like Learn 360 / World Almanac for Kids and PBS LearningMedia.
PBS LearningMedia, a partnership of PBS and WGBH Educational Foundation, is a free media-on-demand service available to educators nationwide by going to kcpt.pbslearningmedia.org and signing up. PBS Learning Media will help a few lucky teachers start the year off right by winning a 21st century classroom tech pack from the PBS Loves Teachers Back-to-School Sweepstakes. Winners will be drawn weekly, so enter now!
KCPT’s Learning staff work with area schools and organizations on literacy, anti-bullying and early childhood professional development events and workshops throughout the year. This October 1 KCPT will again partner with the Anti-Defamation League to host Echoes and Reflections. This free workshop equips teachers with the tools they need to help today’s students study the Holocaust as a significant event in human history, recognize the complexity of individual choices, and to define the role and responsibility of the individual to uphold the principles of a democracy.
Plans are also underway as we gear up for our annual Technology Conference, where over 220 area teachers gather to master the latest innovations in ed tech from local experts. The day-long conference will be held March 1 at the Kauffman Conference Center. Watch for the agenda and registration details later this fall at kcpt.org/learning and stay connected with #KCPTlearning.
Welcome to a new school year.