Feb
28
Thu
2019
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

KCPT’s annual K-12 Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, computer teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This daylong professional opportunity includes speakers and hands-on learning with more than 20 sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.

Augmented Reality Sessions 1 & 4 have been closed.

View the Session Listings.

Mar
13
Wed
2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Won’t You Be My Neighbor? @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | Won't You Be My Neighbor? @ Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library

For over 30 years, Fred Rogers was beamed daily into homes across America where he and his cast of puppets and friends spoke simply and directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues. There
wasn’t anything like Mister Rogers on TV before and there hasn’t been since.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, looks back on Rogers’ radical legacy of love and kindness. Join KCPT and the Kansas City Public Library for a free screening and honoring Fred Rogers’ commitment to children, a Neighbor Resource Fair before and after the screening with information on local organizations and volunteer opportunities for helping our youngest neighbors.

Please join us for a free reception beginning at 6 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. RSVP here.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Finding Your Roots | Screening and Genealogy Discussion @ Bruce R. Watkins Center & Museum
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Finding Your Roots | Screening and Genealogy Discussion @ Bruce R. Watkins Center & Museum

Join Kansas City PBS, the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center and Museum for special screening and discussion of the groundbreaking series Finding Your Roots. Local experts will talk about resources, tips and tricks to help you on your genealogy journey.

Genealogists from the Midwest Genealogy Center will help “find the roots,” of a local public figure. The program is proceeded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP here.

Making Math an Integral Part of Early Language and Literacy in Your Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Making Math an Integral Part of Early Language and Literacy in Your Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Young children’s successful development of early math skills is directly linked to daily opportunities and experiences with language and concepts of math.
Join us to discover strategies to enhance children’s development of skills related to number concepts, number operations, geometry and spatial sense, comparison, measurement and patterns integrated with ongoing early language and literacy development.
Presenter:  Terrell Mann, Pre-K Master Coach
The Literacy Lab

 

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor’s Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm
Who Will Lead KC: The Mayor's Debate | A Kansas City Week in Review Special @ Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch

A sprawling field of mayoral candidates. Less than two weeks to sort them out.

Nearing Kansas City’s April 2 primary, the leading candidates to succeed outgoing Mayor Sly James gather for a public forum soliciting their stands on the city’s most pressing issues. Nick Haines moderates. Audience members can get involved, submitting their own questions.

This hour-long Kansas City Week in Review special is a partnership with the Kansas City Public Library and will be broadcast on KCPT March 22 at 7:30 p.m. RSVP for this event at the Library’s website.

Local support for Who Will Lead KC is provided by the Health Forward Foundation, Husch Blackwell and AARP Kansas City

Michael Bublé @ Sprint Center
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm
Michael Bublé @ Sprint Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

After a lengthy absence from the stage, Michael Bublé returns to perform a 27-city U.S. concert tour, including one stop in Kansas City. The four-time Grammy winner recently released his eighth studio album, “love,” which is described as a testament to the healing power of music. With 60 million records sold, five sold-out world tours and a recent star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Bublé is an extraordinary talent.

Don’t miss the chance to hear Bublé perform renditions of timeless classics with dazzling new arrangements as well as songs from the Great American Songbook. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make your contribution for Bublé’s newest album, “love,” in CD format.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Nelly Don: The Musical @ Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm
Nelly Don: The Musical @ Musical Theater Heritage at Crown Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Nelly Don’s creative genius and personal travails form the musical narrative of the story behind the woman who started the largest garment design and manufacturing company in the world. The musical spans Don’s life from young girl to successful business executive and finally as the “Grande Dame” of daytime fashion. There’s fashion, glamour, and humor all against the backdrop of gorgeous fashions with all new musical compositions.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make your contribution for the story of Nelly Don in “Nelly Don: A Stitch In Time” in DVD and softcover book formats. View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations.

Tickets provided in partnership with Nelly Don Theatrical, LLC.

Mar
30
Sat
2019
The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 (The Summit) @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 (The Summit) @ Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

THE SUMMIT: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 is one of the most unique and thrilling musical collaborations ever assembled. With 20 GRAMMY Awards between them, these two musically iconic groups have joined forces to perform together. Unlike other music co-bills or meetings, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6 were not content to sing a set and simply join each other for a finale. They have created musical moments on-stage – singing and performing nearly a dozen songs together – during this show. You will experience the creativity, excitement, and renowned performances that only two phenomenal groups can bring to one stage, in-the-moment.

Join KCPT for an exciting night of vocal versatility, style, and genius. Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets to witness this much-anticipated collaboration! Alternatively, make a contribution to KCPT for these newly released albums, The Junction by The Manhattan Transfer and Iconic by Take 6.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts.


The Manhattan Transfer: Celebrating their 45th anniversary in 2017, The Manhattan Transfer continues to set the standard as one of the world’s greatest and most innovative vocal groups. The four-part harmony group founded by Tim Hauser now consists of Janis Siegel (alto), Alan Paul (tenor), Cheryl Bentyne (soprano), and newcomer Trist Cureless (bass) who replaced Hauser following his passing on October 16, 2014.

Take 6: Recognized as the pre-eminent a cappella group, these six virtuosic voices unite in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. Currently consisting of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Providers @ University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm B102
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up | The Providers @ University of Kansas Medical Center, Health Education Building, Rm B102

Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three healthcare providers in northern New Mexico. They work at El Centro, a small group of safety-net clinics that offer care to all who walk through the doors. Amidst personal struggles that at times reflect those of their patients, the journeys of the providers unfold as they work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left out of the healthcare system. With intimate access, the documentary shows the transformative power of providers’ relationships with marginalized patients.

Join KCPT, Swope Health and the Office of Rural Medical Education at the University of Kansas for a special, free screening and discussion of the film. Local physicians and experts will discuss the unique challenges of serving rural areas in Kansas and Missouri, as well as what barriers to health care both rural and urban communities face. The program will start at 6:30 p.m. and all attendees are invited to a reception at beginning at 6 p.m.

Event is free, but RSVP is requested. Register here.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Explore the Outdoors | Screening, Activities and Appearance by Nature Cat! @ Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Explore the Outdoors | Screening, Activities and Appearance by Nature Cat! @ Mr. & Mrs. F. L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Learning Center

KCPT and the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library invite you to “Explore the Outdoors” this April! Get a sneak peek at new episodes of Wild Kratts (10:30 a.m.) and Nature Cat (11:30 a.m.), go on a nature scavenger hunt, make crafts,  learn about animals and plants and meet Nature Cat at the F.L. Schlagle Library on Saturday, April 6. After the event, enjoy Wyandotte County Lake Park’s picnic areas, playgrounds and fishing areas.

For more information on the event, contact kids@kcpt.org. For information about the F.L. Schlagle Library or the surrounding park, call 913-295-8250.