We are pleased to offer free professional development workshops for educators to share resources around PBS educational programs. If you or your school are interested in arranging one or more of the following workshops, please contact our education director Bukola Breczinski: bbrecinski@ksps.org or 509-448-7748.

Workshops

PBS LearningMedia Training Workshop (1 hour - 1 1/2 hours)
PBS LearningMedia has thousands of free standards-based educational resources for PreK-12 educators, including primary source documents, lesson plans, and educational videos. In this workshop, learn how to navigate PBS LearnngMedia, explore the curriculum resources, and connect resources to your classroom curriculum.




Teaching Social Emotional Learning with PBS KIDS Curriculum Resources (1 1/2 - 2 hours)
Encourage social, emotional, and character development in elementary-age students with this collection of curriculum resources from PBS KIDS: The Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project, Daniel Tiger’s Life’s Little Lessons, and Sesame Street in Communities. This hands-on, interactive session will guide you through how to implement these resources in your classroom.




PBS Kids Scratch Jr: Scratching the Surface of Coding with Kids (1 1/2 - 2 hours)
PBS Kids ScratchJr is a free coding app specifically designed for children in grades K-5. During this hands-on session, you will WATCH, PLAY, EXPLORE, CREATE & SHARE! You will take on the roles of Programmer, Background Designer, Character Designer, Sound Designer and Editor creating projects using favorite PBS characters. Learn to code, explore lesson plans, and develop curricular connections you can use in your classroom tomorrow.