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Upcoming Webinars

NGSS webinar for grade 6-8 instructors!

 

Teach NGSS Engineering Design Through Media: Grades 6-8, Thursday,1/16, 6:30pm

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The free NGSS webinar provides an overview of the standards, engineering concepts, and tips for teaching with the resources from the Teaching NGSS Engineering Design with Media collection.  

The webinar is presented by Dr. Martha Cyr, Professor and Executive Director of the STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where she focuses on helping K-12 teachers and education leaders implement STEM Curriculum. Dr. Cyr's co-host is Carolyn Jacobs, Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement, PBS LearningMedia and WGBH Education. 

Can't attend?  REGISTER HERE and receive a link to a recording of the webinar, which you can watch at your convenience.

 

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PBS Teachers Webinars Archive

Archived 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.

Recording from Past Webinar

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


Much Ado About Shakespeare

Join us on the eve of Shakespeare's birthday for a free, interactive workshop presented by WNET New York Public Media and hosted by the Amazing Resources for Educators community at edweb.net, (sponsored by Big Deal Media). During the online workshop, Stephen Segaller - the Executive Producer of Shakespeare Uncovered - will provide an overview of the series, and WNET Outreach Producer Janice Fuld will showcase the free educational resources developed to bring the series - and Shakespeare - to life in the classroom. To register, go to: www.instantpresenter.com/PIID=EB58DE828548.

Webinar: Monday, April 22, 4:00 - 5:00 PM ET (1-3 PM Arizona time)


Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

WNET is hosting free webinars for educators focusing on the new series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The next webinar is taking place Wednesday, April 25th from 4:00 to 5:00 pm, EST.  We are  pleased to announce that Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, and Finding Your Roots Senior Producer Rachel Dretzin will be participating in the webinar to share their insights and interact with participants. The session will focus on Episode 5 (featuring Buchdahl, Qadhi, and Pastor Rick Warren) and Episode 6 (featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal & Robert Downey, Jr.) and include tips for using the content in the classroom.    

 

Additional Finding Your Roots Webinars will also take place Wednesdays May 9th, May 23rd, and May 30th.  

 

For more details and to sign up for any of these sessions, please click here.

 

 


Noah Comprende

Noah Comprende is a PBS project that teaches children Spanish through wacky animated videos and games that help build vocabulary. Attend a Noah Comprende webinar to learn more!

To sign up for the:

October 19th webinar at 5:00pm


Cyberchase

The team at Cyberchase has been busy all summer building a NEW & IMPROVED Cyberchase Online which will launch later this fall. The new site will offer a new experience for our fans and will feature all of the great games and activities you know and love.

November 9th at 5:00pm


Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?:

Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?:Collaborating in Class and Online, Grades 3-8
Presented by Julie D. Ramsay Through Julie's inspiring stories, participants will begin to develop ideas for encouraging innovation, creative problem solving, and productive citizenship in young people. Join Julie in this exclusive "Arizona Humanities Festival only" Classroom 2.0 interview hosted by Dr. Peggy George.

Eduflections – a blog post with links from Julie Ramsey

“Can We Skip Lunch and Keep Writing?” Collaborating in Class and Online, Grades 3-8 by Julie Ramsay

 

 

Eight Educational Outreach Webinars


 



Classroom 2.0 LIVE-Adobe Youth Voices and POV FREE Archived Webinar
Saturday, August 20, 2011, 9:00am-10:00am

Link to session http://tinyurl.com/cr20live

Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular "live" web meetings. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!

Adobe Youth Voices and POV with special guests: Leslie Rule, Kim Flack, Alejandra Gama and Greg Harshfield. They will share about "Project VoiceScape", a collaboration between Adobe Youth Foundation and PBS' POV which hosted a contest for middle and high school students through documentary videos, photography, print media, radio diaries, animation, Web communications and other media. The students that participated in this project will share their videos and experiences throughout the competition. http://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pressreleases/201012/120310Ado...


April 16, 2011 - MISSION US Featuring AZ MISSION US Educator of the Year Joanne Henning on Classroom 2.0 LIVE

"Classroom 2.0 LIVE!" is a free, weekly webinar designed to give educators an opportunity to explore the use of Web 2.0 tools in classrooms. The webinar broadcasts on Saturdays at 12 noon Eastern time. Expert guests are invited by co-hosts Peggy George, Kim Caise and Lorna Costantini to share how they use technology tools to engage students and support teachers. Real-time programming using Elluminate gives participants access to audio, video, chat, whiteboard and close-captioning.

Full details about the webinar, archived recordings and links to online resources can be found at http://live.classroom20.com

A 1 hour Professional Development certificate for each show is available as an additional bonus after participants attend a webinar and submit a request by completing the post show survey.

The APEX Project: Arizona Providers Engaging in Excellence (APEX) in partnership with Rio Salado College 

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June 10, 2010 - Success for Early Childhood Care Providers

The one hour Webinar will be designed for care providers in the early childhood field of education. The webinar will discuss ways in which early childhood providers can be more effective advocates for early childhood education and the children that are affected. The participants will discuss strategies to effective advocacy with their community and the public as a whole.

Presenter: Bruce Liggett, Arizona Childcare Association


 

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reading rockets

May 20, 2010 - Launch Young Readers with Reading Rockets

The Reading Rockets website is a rich resource for launching young readers. Reading Rockets is a national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young children learn to read, why so many struggle and how caring adults can help. Find out how Reading Rockets can inform and inspire parents, teachers, child care providers, administrators and others who touch the life of a child. Information will also be provided on ¡Colorín Colorado! This web service was developed by Reading Rockets to provide information, activities and advice for Spanish-speaking parents and educators of English language learners (ELLs).

Presenter: Tina Chovanec, Director, Reading Rockets


 

a place of our own

May 6, 2010 - Supporting Children with Special Needs

This webinar will address the challenges and rewards of caring for a special needs child in your center or home. Participants will become aware of resources available online and locally to support their work with special needs children. Participants will learn inclusion strategies for special needs children. All children have unique needs, and the needs of special needs children are similar to and different from other children.

Presenter: Faith Rogow, National Association for Media Literacy Education


 

word on the street

April 22, 2010What’s the Word on the Street

Participants will be explore the "What's the Word on the Street" literacy resource from Sesame Street. This program helps children learn new words by using the Word on the Street materials which include activity sheets, podcasts, and an interactive word game. These materials all encourage children to explore words with all of their senses, encouraging children to jump up and act out words, read stories, make up songs, ask questions, and engage their imaginations. Word cards demonstrate the meanings of 26 different words and the back of each card shows a learning exercise that uses imaginative play and physical activity to get children thinking about the concepts they are learning. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of the following: how to use this resource in a structured learning environment, how to use What's the Word on the Street podcasts to inspire language development within their children, and how to use What's the Word on the Street materials to help parents inspire language development at home.

Presenter: Mandy Bachali, M.Ed., Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET 


 

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April 8, 2010 - PBS KIDS Raising Readers Island

Participants will be explore www.readytolearnreading.org, which provides free reading games and activities for children, parents, caregivers and teachers to use at home or in the classroom. This site is specifically designed to build reading skills and aggregates the literacy-based activities, games and resources from PBS KIDS Raising Readers series that include SESAME STREET, SUPER WHY, WORDWORLD and BETWEEN THE LIONS for parents, teachers and kids in one place so it's easily accessible in a cohesive environment. The site is built on a literacy framework, based on the National Reading Panel guidelines and funded by a Ready To Learn Grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Participants will leave the webinar with an understanding of the following: how to enroll children in the website, how to use this resource in a structured learning environment, how this resource can be used to help kids build and boost reading skills, how to use the Child Progress Tracker tool to review an individual child's progress through the learning activities, how to use the imbedded lesson plans and activities to enhance direct instruction opportunities.

Presenter: Mandy Bachali, M.Ed. Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET

 

 

The Arizona Directors' Academy (AzDAc) in partnership with Rio Salado College

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June 10, 2010 - Success for Early Childhood Care Providers

The one hour Webinar will be designed for care providers in the early childhood field of education. The webinar will discuss ways in which early childhood providers can be more effective advocates for early childhood education and the children that are affected. The participants will discuss strategies to effective advocacy with their community and the public as a whole.

Presenter: Bruce Liggett, Arizona Childcare Association


 

March 25, 2010 - Professional 2.0: Use Today's Social Networks to Enrich Your Outreach to Parents & Community

Many of today's online tools make it possible for us to connect immediately with friends and family. Put these same tools to work for you professionally! Showcase your center online, provide updates daily for parents through services like Twitter, encourage teacher and parent collaboration online through Facebook. Help younger staff already tuned into these resources find out how to use them as an early childhood professional. Presenter: Kim Flack, M.A., Eight Educational Outreach-ASSET

 


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