Webinar series: Teaching with ‘Molly of Denali’

Many of us have already fallen in love with Molly of Denali – a pint-sized bundle of joy, from a small village in Alaska, who uses a vlog to share her daily adventures. If you haven’t met Molly, you should know: she is curious! And, she’s never far from a question that can’t be investigated using informational text – the show’s main learning objective. The best part? Those same stories that make families laugh together in the living room can be easily transformed into lessons that help children learn together in the classroom.

Join us to explore the world of Molly of Denali, a multi-layered show that blends the educational goals of informational text, cultural representation, social-emotional skills, and subject-related knowledge in science and social studies. In this three part virtual professional learning series for educators and caregivers, we’ll uncover easy and fun ways to use Molly to teach complex concepts like informational text and cultural responsiveness. So join us and Molly on an adventure, and discover the top reasons to teach with Molly.

Explore the series

The three-part webinar series is held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Eastern/4 p.m. Arizona. Read more about each installment here.

Informational Text with Molly
April 16 @ 4 p.m. Arizona

Culturally Responsive Teaching with Molly
April 23 @ 4 p.m. Arizona

Integrating Technology with Molly
April 30 @ 4 p.m. Arizona

Professional development

Arizona educators can also get professional development credit for these events through the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. Here’s how to register:

First, register for each of the individual webinars by going to www.azregistry.org. After you log in to your account, follow these simple steps to locate the webinars:

  1. Click on the tab “Find Training Event.”
  2. Click on the downward arrow under “Select a Search Category” then select “Course Title.”
  3. Enter the keyword “Molly” and then click search.
  4. You will see the three webinars listed in the Registry. Select each course to view the course information and follow the steps in the enroll in the course.

After you have enrolled in the course through the Registry, you can register for each of the webinars individually on PBS Teacher’s Lounge. (This link is also in the course details of the Workforce Registry event).

Once the webinars are complete, please email the certificate to [email protected] so the trainings can be added to your “My Education and Training Report” within your registry account.

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