PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification
Self-paced | Information here
Demonstrate your expertise in teaching PreK-12 students to think critically about their roles as media consumers and creators – or in training teachers to do so. Complete micro-credentials to showcase your media literacy teaching abilities. Earn eight micro-credentials and become a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.
PBS Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines Including Election and Civic Participation
Thursday, Sept. 17 at 4 p.m. AZ | Register here
Hosted in partnership with Share My Lesson, the virtual event will cover how to use the Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines. The kits are intended to help teachers plan ahead, using media as the basis for lessons in your classroom, whether you’re teaching virtually or in person. We have connected many of our resources to live broadcast opportunities to help make the learning accessible to students who do not have internet connectivity.
We’ll also use the time to take a brief tour of PBS LearningMedia website which offers thousands of free, standards-aligned resources. Finally, we’ll highlight dozens of great resources and lessons that can be used to teach your students–regardless of grade level–about the importance of civic engagement and our upcoming election.
We hope you’ll join us for the first webinar in this series of five–be on the lookout for updates about future PBS LearningMedia virtual events. We appreciate your continued feedback about how we can support you and your teaching practice.
This webinar is for teachers of all grades PreK-12.
Playful Science Inquiry with Young Children
Children begin learning about science concepts and conducting rudimentary science investigations at very young ages. For example, think about young children’s water play: a child playing in the bathtub or kitchen sink learns about objects that sink or float, how faucets work as simple machines, how bubbles form and burst, and how sponges can change from one shape into another. Similarly a child digging in the sand at the beach will learn about the properties of sand and water, the concepts of volume and strength, and animal habitats if they find a sand crab or clam.
Early childhood educators and caregivers working with young children can draw on children’s natural curiosities and questions that come up in play to start off on their science adventures together. What makes my dog run faster than your dog? Why are the leaves falling off the trees? Where do birds fly to?
In this course, we will focus on how we engage young children in playful science inquiry, including practices such as:
- asking questions
- making observations and predictions
- investigating ideas
- reflecting on what we sense
- sharing our findings with others
Sesame Street in Communities Free, Online Professional Development
Self-paced training | Register
Can receive credit in the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. Go to www.azregistry.org to enroll in the Sesame Street in Communities trainings within the registry system.
Learn anytime, anywhere…with Sesame Street in Communities! In order to support Early Childhood Professionals in Arizona, in-conjunction with Sesame Street in Communities, Arizona PBS provides interactive courses and several online webinars created for early childhood educators—whether you are working in a classroom, center-based program, or family child-care setting through the Arizona Early Childhood Workforce Registry. These are entirely FREE and easy as 1-2-3! All of the courses are self-paced—you can start, stop, and begin again as your schedule allows. In order to meet DES and Quality First requirements, the Sesame Street in Communities trainings are cross-listed in the Workforce Registry so that hours of training are recorded on individual training and education reports.