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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How do racism, mental health, history, and education intersect? Join the Tools for Anti-Racist Teaching series to deepen your understanding and create positive change.
The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.The bill would lead to Juneteenth becoming the 12th federal holiday. It is expected to easily pass the House, which would send it to President Joe Biden for his signature.
In this video, learn about the LGBTQ Movement, the Stonewall riot and its enduring impact. Using video, discussion questions, and classroom activities, students can explore LGBTQ history, examine cause and effect, and create an argument-based claim.
For many families, celebrating Juneteenth centers on sharing stories about freedom, resilience, and belonging. How will your family honor and celebrate the day?
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.