Oct
8
Thu
2020
Virtual Workshop: Helping Parents and Teachers in Transitioning Children Back to School @ Virtual Workshop
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Virtual Workshop: Helping Parents and Teachers in Transitioning Children Back to School @ Virtual Workshop

Our nation is divided in many ways on whether or not children should return to school in these difficult times of COVID-19.  There are many fears and anxieties about the health risks.  Others fear child achievement will suffer if children stay home any longer.  Either way, decisions have been made to reopen schools, and we all must prepare.  

This session will share family engagement strategies and activities that can help with the safety of children, schools, and educators.  Additionally, family literacy will be explained to show how it can be intertwined with family engagement for positive outcomes, and how parents and teachers can build effective partnerships for success to ensure the safety of children, educators, schools, and communities. 

This virtual workshop is closed.

You will receive a conformation email that will say “invoice to follow” just ignore.  This workshop is free.

Presenter:  Phyllis Harris, President at Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC

Earn two clock hours for both Kansas and Missouri.

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation

 

Nov
17
Tue
2020
Analyzing Propaganda And Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust As A Case Study @ Virtual
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Analyzing Propaganda And Teaching Media Literacy: The Holocaust As A Case Study @ Virtual

Media literacy skills have become essential for young people to successfully navigate and critically assess the ever-increasing amount of information they receive throughout their day — on social media, advertisements, television, and film. Therefore, it is crucial for students to comprehend and identify how media, both historically and in contemporary society, can be used as a tool to incite hate and violence against certain groups.

This learning opportunity examines the events of the Holocaust through the lens of media, by examining propaganda deployed by the Nazis to discriminate against Jews and other minorities. Educators will gain the tools to facilitate classroom discussions on the role and impact of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust and support their students to critically analyze media in today’s world.

Through this program, educators will:

  1. Explore a sound pedagogy for the planning and implementation of Holocaust education in the classroom,
  2. Receive a framework to guide students as they build media literacy skills through a critical examination of the role of Nazi propaganda during the Holocaust,
  3. Identify opportunities to connect the lessons of the Holocaust with more current examples of hate- oriented propaganda; and
  4. Build confidence and capacity to teach about media literacy and propaganda.

Registration is required.

If you have any questions please contact Gary Brock at gbrock@kansascitypbs.org

Jan
14
Thu
2021
I MATTER: Brains, Heart and Courage for Early Childhood Providers @ Zoom Virtual Workshop
Jan 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
I MATTER: Brains, Heart and Courage for Early Childhood Providers @ Zoom Virtual Workshop

Remember fight or flight, the body’s way of dealing with danger? Well, like anything else, too much could kill you; especially when pervasive trauma starts early in life.  Brain development is also affected by early, extended stress.

We now have a reliable study (Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE 1995-97) that clearly shows that as many as 67% of employed, college-educated Caucasian  Americans with access to health care suffered early trauma and as a consequence developed serious health and emotional conditions later in life. Some even decreased their life expectancy by as much as 20 years.

Consider, then, ethnically different communities who experience generational poverty, institutionalized racism, lack of health care, dangerous neighborhoods, food and economic deserts and punitive immigration policies.  Surely the percentage of individuals who experience early trauma in disadvantaged neighborhoods is higher.

So what now?  Join Mel Tinjaca-Tucker, PhD as she:

  • Explores what happens to your body, your emotions, and the structure of your brain when adults and children do not have a chance to recover from the fight or flight experiences.
  • Discovers what you can do now for yourself, your students, and the children in your life to identify and regulate emotions, build relationships and think critically about options and decisions; and potentially improve your health and well-being.

Registration is required, there is a limit of 100.  Participants will receive 2 clock hours from Kansas or Missouri.  This is a free workshop you will receive a confirmation email saying that an invoice will be following, please ignore it.

Feb
25
Thu
2021
Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal from Traumatic Events @ Virtual through KCPBS
Feb 25 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 am
Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal from Traumatic Events @ Virtual through KCPBS | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

This free workshop is part of the Playing to Learn program and is also available for child care providers.

One in four children in the United States will experience an event that may cause physical, emotional or psychological distress and may threaten their safety, health and happiness in big and lasting ways. But with the latest research, the power of healing relationships (and a little help from Big Bird), these experiences do not have to define a child’s life. This session will provide parents and day care providers an overview about trauma and how it impacts the developing young child. We will explore how the Sesame Street in Communities resources can help adults navigate this difficult period in a child’s life and promote hope and healing.

Presenter:  Ann Thomas, President, CEO The Children’s Place

The session is closed

Support for this workshop is provided by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation.

Day Care providers will earn one clock hour.

Feb
26
Fri
2021
Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness Program @ Virtual Zoom Event
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – Jun 11 @ 11:00 am
Playing to Learn: Kindergarten Readiness Program @ Virtual Zoom Event

Are your kids ready for kindergarten? Join us for Playing to Learn, a five-week virtual program for kids ages 4 to 5. This free program will provide information and kindergarten readiness materials using resources from PBS KIDS and Sesame Street. A weekly parent Zoom meeting will introduce each week’s topic and weekly Storytime for kids followed by a parent share time.

There are three opportunities to engage with the program.

This program is for Kansas City Metropolitan area parents.

Funding for this program provided by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation.

Mar
8
Mon
2021
2021 Virtual Technology Conference @ Virtual Zoom Event - Registration Required
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm
2021 Virtual Technology Conference @ Virtual Zoom Event - Registration Required

Kansas City PBS Presents the 16th Annual K-12 Technology Conference: Restore, Evolve and Transform Your Virtual Classroom

This virtual e-conference is for teachers, administrators, technologists and anyone interested in engaging students.

Each weekday afternoon, discover new ideas during one of our 30 minute sessions; 4:00 to 4:30 p.m. for 6-12 grade teachers and 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. for K-5 teachers—a total of 8 sessions throughout the week.

Each session is designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.

Session Descriptions (PDF Download)

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Mar
11
Thu
2021
Move Your Bodies Anytime, Anywhere for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Zoom Event
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Move Your Bodies Anytime, Anywhere for Early Childhood Providers @ Virtual Zoom Event

Children love to move—anywhere, anytime! Physical activity is great for growing bodies and minds. Being active together helps channel kids’ natural energy and keeps them healthy and strong. In this workshop, participants will explore and use tools and resources offered through Sesame Street in Communities to ensure that families have the support, information and care they need to help children stay well by engaging in activities that promote movement and physical well-being.

Trainer: Stacy Hamilton, The Family Conservancy

Earn two clock hours for both Kansas and Missouri

Registration is required.

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation