After a summer spent working with preschool and early elementary literacy programs like Super Why! Summer Reading Camp and The Electric Company Summer Reading Program, we’re ready for a new school year with new opportunities for teaching and learning.
Developed to accompany the Martha Speaks television series, Martha Speaks Reading Buddies will be helping students in 14 area elementary schools to increase their vocabulary, develop their self-esteem and social skills, and enhance their love of books and reading. Black & Veatch partners with KCPT for a fourth year of connecting engineers with area 5th graders this fall with their six-week long Mentoring Program. And the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education is partnering with us for a second year to host the Echoes and Reflections: Holocaust Education workshop on October 2.
Great news for K-12 teachers and students: we’ve added World Almanac and World Almanac KIDS to our suite of classroom resources. To help teachers and students make the most Learn360 and the new World Almanac and World Almanac for KIDS, we’re hosting a special Lunch and Learn event for member and non-member schools on September 24 at KCPT. PBS LearningMedia has a new look that makes it easier than ever to browse its portal for thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources.
This fall, work begins on the agenda for this year’s Technology Conference, an day long professional development event held at the Indian Creek Technology Center in the Shawnee Mission School District. Attended by 200 area teachers each February, this event, now in its twelfth year, focuses on energizing teaching with the latest tech tools and techniques. Look for more details and registration in November.
If you’d like more information about any of these resources, please contact Gary Brock or Tina Littlejohn at KCPT.