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American Graduate: Letís Make It Happen!

High school graduation is an essential step in an individual’s life toward social and economic advancement and well-being. Arizona’s graduation rates are below the national average at 77 percent.

Who is helping our youth stay on track to college and career success? How can communities come together to raise graduation rates throughout our state?

Join Eight, Arizona PBS as we launch the American Graduate initiative this Saturday, Sept. 27 at 8 a.m. with seven hours of programming, dedicated to helping improve 21st century learning and celebrating the exceptional work of individuals and groups across the country who are American Graduate Champions. See how programs around the country are making an impact.

You can also engage online via our interactive web resource at www.azpbs.org/amgradaz.  And join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #AmGradAZ.

Wednesday Wind Up

Come have fun at Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix with food trucks, music, games, and rotating pop-up activities at Wednesday Wind Up each Wednesday from 11am-1:30pm. In celebration of the PBS Fall Arts Festival 2014 join PBS and all the partners of Wednesday Wind Ups beginning September 17th with local performing, visual artists and free on site arts and crafts projects.

Enjoy and support our local artists!

Selfies and custom arts social media messaging each week, Traveling GameTruckParty fun on 10/22.

And much more!!!

If you are an artist, musician or business that would like to be involved in an upcoming Wednesday Wind Up please call 602-262-7424.

More info here

Makers - Community Cinema


MAKERS is a six-part PBS series profiling the impact women have had over the past 50 years in six industries — comedy, politics, space, war, business, and Hollywood. A landmark television and digital-video initiative in collaboration with AOL, MAKERS aims to be the largest and most dynamic collection of women’s stories ever assembled.

Thursday, October 9 @ 6 pm

Click here to RSVP and for more information.

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Early Childhood Workshops

Community Based Professional Development

The Yuma Region Partnership Council, in collaboration with Eight-Arizona PBS is pleased to announce: Community Based Professional Development for all early childhood educators in Yuma County. Whether you are center-based, school-based or home-based, please plan on attending. No Charge!

All workshops will be held from 8:00am to noon with a light breakfast and check-in at 7:30am.

All sessions will be based around Developmentally Appropriate Practice and will directly apply to what you do every day. Join national and local experts in learning new techniques and practicing the proven methods you use every day.

Dates:

  • October 11, 2014
  • November 22, 2014
  • January 10, 2015
  • February 28, 2015
  • March 21, 2015
  • April 11, 2015 (Full Day Conference)
  • May 16, 2015

Click here for more information.

 

Yuma Early Literacy Project

Eight-Arizona PBS Educational Outreach will provide a series of six FREE Family Literacy Workshops at various locations throughout Yuma. These 2-hour workshops will enhance your understanding of reading and language development of children birth to 5 years of age. Parents will be provided many FREE materials to enhance literacy with your young child.

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K-12 Workshops

Webinars

AZ PBS LearningMedia

Join us for one of the following webinars on az.pbslearningmedia.org to learn more about this resource that offers thousands of curriculum and professional development resources from the best of public media and its partners…for FREE! The new media-on-demand service is designed specifically for educators and provides a variety of resource types -- videos, interactives, documents, audio and images -- all curriculum-targeted for classroom use.

Also discover a presenter toolkit providing a comprehensive set of free materials which can be tailored to meet school and participant professional development needs, including a downloadable powerpoint with notes, video descriptions, printable handouts, and suggested activities.

To see a schedule of upcoming webinars, and to register, please click here.


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