Looking for one website educators can use for all of their lesson planning that includes a variety of resources and tools? With over 120,000 resources all aligned to standards, PBS Learning Media is a powerful FREE platform for educators who are interested in using video, online games, primary sources, and self-paced digital lessons with their students. Discover how you can use PBS Learning Media to create engaging and fun activities for students of all ages and abilities. With tips on how you can pair PBS Learning Media with your content and favorite digital tools, you’ll be ready to launch the power of PBS in your classroom in no time!
PBS Kids ScratchJr is a free coding app specifically designed for children in grades K-5. During this hands-on session, teachers will WATCH, PLAY, EXPLORE, CREATE & SHARE! They will take on the roles of Programmer, Background Designer, Character Designer, Sound Designer and Editor creating projects using their favorite PBS characters. Learn to code with your favorite PBS characters, explore lesson plans, and develop curricular connections you can use in your classroom tomorrow.
Arthur Interactive Media: A Social- Emotional Learning Experience
Encourage social, emotional, and character development in elementary children with the Arthur Interactive Media (AIM) Buddy Project. This hands-on, interactive workshop will guide you through how to implement this FREE curriculum in your classroom.
Question Formulation Technique (QFT)
Learn how to facilitate the Question Formulation Technique: a simple, effective strategy for generating and prioritizing questions developed by The Right Question Institute. Use with students to facilitate inquiry-based learning and formulate questions for discussions, research, and projects.
Teachers have great ideas about how to improve teaching and learning for their students. Why not devote a PD day towards turning those ideas into reality?
TeacherHack is a workshop that turns professional development days into hands-on, productive opportunities for teachers to carry-out their ideas while learning about the process of innovation. Using the innovation canvas, teachers will develop a small-scale project specifically catered to the needs of their students and/or classroom. We provide the coaching and a structured framework, you get a professional development that better serves you!
Instead of using professional development to add more to your workload, why not use this precious time to reflect and improve upon what already exists?
The TeamHack is a professional learning opportunity that enables staff, administrators, and other actors to come together to tackle an educational challenge within their school. Utilizing components of design thinking, we help groups to work together to create a solution to their challenge and develop an action plan that will enable them to enact changes within their school.
The TeamHack can be run in two ways:
Staff can pick an educational design challenge within their school prior to the workshop that they would like to solve
Teams can individually select a challenge they would like to work on throughout the day
The TeamHack is a practical team-building exercise that simultaneously enables staff to improve teaching and learning. Through collaboration and design, this workshop empowers teachers, administrators, and other staff members to develop solutions to their toughest educational challenges.
Learn, Explore, Create
Teachers will LEARN about a tech tool, take time to EXPLORE the tool, and discuss ways they can CONNECT that tool to their curriculum.
Here are some of our favorite tech tools
- G Suite for Education
- Poll Everywhere
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