KSPS is honored to be one of six PBS stations across the nation selected to participate in a special community project for families: Parenting Minutes. All summer long, in partnership with the Spokane County Library District, NEWESD 101, and Thirteen WNET New York, KSPS will share short videos from the Parenting Minutes series that focus on key topics related to early childhood learning . Each video page contains research-based tips and facts, in English and Spanish, as well as links to more FREE resources and information.
KSPS PBS is committed to bridging educational gaps in our region by providing free learning resources directly to children and families in our highest needs communities through our school and community programs.
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Let's start with what we know: racist bullying and institutional racism are real problems in schools. But the situation isn't hopeless. Myles talks to high school students taking action against racism at their school. They have some suggestions for how to help schools be more anti-racist and supportive of all students. But we also want to hear from you. What changes do you think would help fight racism at school?
There's a story in every grain of sand: tales of life and death, fire and water. If you scooped up a handful of sand from every beach, you'd have a history of the world sifting through your fingers. From mountain boulders to the shells of tiny ocean creatures, follow the journey that sand takes through thousands of years across entire continents to wind up stuck between your toes.
In this Dinosaur Train video clip, children will learn to compare the height and size of the dinosaurs. Tiny and Buddy observe the differences between big and small creatures.
A cornerstone of reducing and managing anxiety is being able to manage your thoughts, what we call "cognitions." The strategy that we use and what we recommend is cognitive self-control. Addressing the cognitions is quite important in children because these are the thoughts that they use to stay away from the things that make them afraid or worried.
KSPS will be hosting STEM camps this summer with local elementary schools. These camps will give students the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, and math through hands on learning activities. Students will learn alongside their favorite PBS KIDS characters!
KSPS STEM in Schools is a free Grades PreK-3 after-school and summer enrichment program where children and families engage in fun, interactive STEM learning using activities and support materials aligned to PBS KIDS programs. Participating children and families receive free high-quality STEM books after each workshop session along with a PBS KIDS educational tablet to extend STEM learning at home. Learn more.
Based on the biography by Jim Kershner of the same name, KSPS's Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life is the inspiring life story of a man who changed attitudes about civil and gender rights in Eastern Washington. He was a tireless fighter for racial equality and justice on the state and national level.
During WWII, almost the entire population of Japanese Americans on the West Coast were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated. Their only crime was looking like the enemy. Featuring the inspiring stories of people in our community, this one hour documentary focuses on Japanese Americans during WWII, both inside and outside the evacuation zone; chronicling their struggles and perseverance.
CareerExploreNW is a community tool designed to help middle and high school students explore college and career pathways through job spotlight videos and an informational website.
At every stage of life, money plays an important role. We’ve teamed up with STCU to share how we can all handle these big moments with financial savvy. For more resources and financial tips, check out the link to learn more!
This collection features over 100 locally produced video and curriculum resources that support the teaching of history and culture of the Inland Northwest.