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

 

Oct
26
Mon
2020
Be My Neighbor Days: A Virtual Week of Kindness @ Kansas City PBS Kids YouTube Channel
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – Oct 30 @ 11:00 am
Be My Neighbor Days: A Virtual Week of Kindness @ Kansas City PBS Kids YouTube Channel

Come join us for a virtual week of kindness!

Kansas City PBS and PNC Grow Up Great will host “Be My Neighbor Days, A Virtual Week of Kindness” from Oct. 26-30 on the Kansas City PBS Kids YouTube channel. This virtual event will teach children ages 2-8 how to be a caring neighbor through daily acts of kindness, compassion and generosity.

Activities include planting daffodil bulbs, drawing chalk notes for neighbors, creating greeting cards, making cookies for a friend, and doing your part to recycle.

The first 500 families to register will receive a free Kindness Kit delivered to their home, including all of the materials needed for the week’s activities.

All Kindness Kits have been claimed, watch our Kansas City PBS You Tube Channel beginning Monday October 26 at 11:00am.  Please sign up to receive more information through emails. 

For easy access to our Kansas City PBS YouTube channel, click on this link and subscribe.

 

 

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
23
Tue
2021
Hemingway and Childhood
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway and Childhood
“Hemingway and Childhood” Presented by WTTW
Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, HEMINGWAY.

With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, Verna Kale and Tim O’Brien.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

Feb
25
Thu
2021
Hemingway, Journalism & War
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway, Journalism & War

Kansas City PBS and The Kansas City Star are proud to present, Hemingway: Journalism + War,  a virtual discussion with award-winning filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick and Hemingway scholar Alex Vernon. Moderated by Kansas City Star columnist Melinda Henneberger, the conversation will focus on the influence of journalism and war on Ernest Hemingway’s body of work. This event precedes the premiere of Hemingway, a three-part, six-hour documentary series, directed by Burns and Novick, that weaves together a study of the famed author’s life, as well as interviews with celebrated writers, scholars, and Hemingway’s son, Patrick. 

This local event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on the new Hemingway documentary series and additional events click here.

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.

Mar
2
Tue
2021
Hemingway and the Natural World
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hemingway and the Natural World

“Hemingway and the Natural World” Presented by Idaho Public Television and The Community Library.

Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, Hemingway.

With Ken Burns, Sarah Botstein, Terry Tempest Williams and Jenny Emery Davidson.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

Mar
4
Thu
2021
Hemingway and Celebrity
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hemingway and Celebrity
“Hemingway and Celebrity” Presented by PBS SoCal and the Los Angeles Times

Join an hour-long discussion with the filmmakers and special guests, featuring clips from the new three-part series, Hemingway.

With Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Lesley Blume and Patt Morrison.

This event is part of a larger, national series, which will feature Burns and Novick discussing other aspects of Hemingway’s life and influences. For more information on this Hemingway virtual event series, click here.

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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