Parents and caregivers are wrestling with tough questions about the 2020-2021 school year: What will it look like if/when children are physically in school? And what will it mean for family life if/when children are at home for hybrid or remote learning? In the face of these challenges, there’s a lot we can do to bolster our children’s feelings of confidence and security as they head into a new year. Join PBS KIDS, top child development and education experts, and other parents and caregivers of children 2 to 8 for a virtual conversation! With the help of Daniel Tiger, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS friends, we will answer questions and talk about the “little things” that will make a big difference whatever school looks like for your family — from routines that support social and emotional growth and academic learning to mindfulness habits for the whole family.
Join WXXI Education and special guest Nate Ball, host of Design Squad, as we explore amazing *FREE* STEM resources available from PBS KIDS Design Squad Global. Design Squad Educator Training with Nate Ball
Design Squad Educator Training with Nate Ball will share free engineering resources from Design Squad, including a new set of tools called Inventing Green. We’ll be exploring the importance of play, the value of inventing and tinkering, how to use STEM learning ideas in a variety of learning settings, and so much more! Plus, we’ll be doing a LIVE make session with Nate. (In the confirmation email, participants will receive a list of common materials to have with them while participating!)
When: Thursday August 13, 2020 – 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT
Where: Zoom (participants will receive log-in information once registered)
Who: The event is open to any educators working with 2nd through 8th graders.
Registration Open: A Week of Virtual PD for K-2 Teachers
You’re invited to a week of free, virtual learning with PBS KIDS. Hear from teachers across the country as they share successes and lessons learned in the transition to distance learning this past spring. Their stories of how they connected with families, used media and tech to encourage creation, and tackled distance learning in the absence of tech will provide inspiration and foundational tips you can use to prepare for an uncertain year – where some kind of distance learning is likely to be a reality. Join us from August 3 – 6 for four days of online learning and fun with a community of teachers like you! Register Now
Your Week at a Glance
Your week of virtual learning will start and end with LIVE, online learning events with other K-2 teachers. The middle of the week will feature daily, asynchronous challenges emailed each morning that you can do on your own time, to continue your learning and build upon distance learning themes and strategies.
Calling all teachers! Join WSKG Education staff as Maine-Endwell Central School District hosts EdCampSTNY, an “Un-Conference” for educators on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The FREE event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at Homer Brink Elementary School, 3618 Briar Lane, Endwell, NY. As an un-conference, there are no pre-set workshop topics and no set presenters at the EdCamp. Instead, the learning that day is determined, and driven, by the attendees.
Learning with Littles: Developing Cultural Awareness
Teachers! We’re excited to invite you to a live discussion with illustrator, animator, writer, director and producer, Joe Murray, who created the new PBS KIDS hit series, Let’s Go Luna. You’ll recognize Joe’s previous work as creator of “Rocko’s Modern Life” and “Camp Lazlo.” Together with on staff anthropologist Erik Messal and cultural advisors from more than a dozen countries, Joe has a developed a fun, sweet, irreverent way for even our littlest learners to travel the world and develop global awareness. Designed by educators, the ‘Learning with Littles’ professional learning series for Pre K-2 educators provides ideas for how to responsibly integrate media into your learning environment. In addition to meeting Joe and other members of the Let’s Go Luna team, you’ll meet other educators, who will share teaching models and strategies to help you build a culturally responsive learning environment.
Teachers, join us as we nurture curiosity and critical thinking with our littles! This virtual professional learning experience will provide tips on how to responsibly integrate media in the classroom for your early learners. How do you encourage an eagerness to explore in the classroom? A desire to learn? What are the best methods to keep students engaged and learning in the classroom?
Join us after school for a FREE Science conference providing teachers with opportunities to learn and present exemplar lessons, content, teaching techniques and use of technology in the classroom. Network with colleagues from across the region, enter raffles and learn more about professional science organizations like STANYS (Science Teachers Association of NYS). October 4th
4:30pm – 7:30pm (includes dinner)
Chenango Valley High School
221 Chenango Bridge Rd. Binghamton, NY
Teachers will be presenting on a variety of topics including:
– Innovative instructional strategies
– New Science standards
– Use of technology in the Science classroom
– Science content
Registration & coffee 4:30-4:45
Group 1 4:50-5:50
Group 2 6:30-7:30
Raffles from BioCorp, Breakout EDU, Pocket Lab, and more! Register HERE.
This conference is being co-sponsored by BT BOCES, FOSS, Southern Section STANYS, NYS Master Teacher Program and WSKG.
FREE Webinar for Teachers & Librarians, Grades 6-12
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 7pm EST
Loved by generations worldwide, LITTLE WOMEN is a universal coming-of-age story. In this webinar for educators, we use the new MASTERPIECE adaptation of LITTLE WOMEN and partner with the Great Books Foundation to explore why the classic novel’s themes still resonate with audiences 150 years after its publication. This webinar will support English teachers and librarians grades 6-12 and offers:
A tour of the media-based resources on PBS LearningMedia, featuring key scenes from the MASTERPIECE broadcast
A discussion of Great Books Foundation’s shared inquiry technique to help students think critically about the novel and reflect on its relevance today
Q&A with resource developers
A Certificate of Participation will be sent to all who attend the live stream. A recording link will be available. Registration is limited so please sign up today.
Join WSKG at this free conference for PK-12 teachers. We’ll be featuring resources from our very own Good to Know series and math materials from PBS LearningMedia. Attendees can also learn about the new ‘Text-to-Teacher’ project from Cyberchase! Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Chenango Valley High School in Binghamton, NY. The Conference will run 4:15pm-7:15pm.
Learning with PBS KIDS is a virtual professional development series specially designed with PreK- 1 teachers in mind! With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for early childhood classrooms, this series will highlight key themes including the arts, social and emotional learning, playful learning, and meaningful screen time. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for this 1 hour virtual professional development event. COMING UP THIS WEEK! Register here:
Learning with PBS KIDS: Playful Learning with Technology
February 22, 2018 | 7:00-8:00pm ET
At a time when women, people of color and homosexuals were confined to the margins of society, Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), best known for A Raisin in the Sun, boldly challenged U.S. society to live up to its ideals. Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart tells the dramatic story of the young, gifted and black woman who chose words to fight injustice—on stage and off. Experience the film screening through a selection of curated clips, followed by a Q&A with director Tracy Strain. Classrooms will be able to ask questions and have them in answered in real time through the unique OVEE viewing experience.
Join us for an educator webinar (preK-12) from PBS LearningMedia on how to integrate digital tools and public media into your classroom. Expand your digital toolkit and discover how PBS LearningMedia and its collection of over 120K standards-aligned resources can be integrated into meaningful learning experiences for your students. This free webinar will be held online on Tuesday, November 28 | 7:00pm – 8:00pm ET. Register Now!
Looking to bring innovative lessons to your new students in September? Check out these free, media-rich professional development webinars for educators from PBS LearningMedia.
Media-Based ELA Resources on PBS LearningMedia
Do you teach Romeo and Juliet, The Diary of Anne Frank, Great Expectations, and other classics? Discover how accessing classroom-ready videos and teaching tips from PBS can enhance media literacy while illuminating great works of literature and their creators. Register now!
Join your friends on Sesame Street for a one-hour webinar just for educators on the Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children initiative! Every child in his or her lifetime will meet someone who has autism—and this project was developed to spread a message of respect, empathy, and kindness to all children, and to remind us all that everyone has unique qualities and talents that make the world an interesting place. In this interactive discussion, you’ll learn more from the creators of this project about the variety of free resources that were developed, and ways these materials can be integrated into programming with children. Register today! Webinar for Providers Working With Families and Children
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | 2:00pm-3:00pm
Webinar for Educators Working With Children
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 3:00pm-4:00pm
Join WSKG at this free conference for PK-12 teachers. We’ll be featuring resources from Cyberchase, our very own Good to Know series, and PBS LearningMedia. Sessions include math workstations, Math & Movement, Transformational Geometry, Flipped Classroom, Math and Computer Science, MIND Research Institute, Texas Instruments, and more! The conference is sponsored by Broome-Tioga BOCES and the Broome County Teacher Center. Click here for more information.