This month Winnie Ayers started her 45th school year in Kansas City, Kansas. A lot has changed since she began her career as a physical education teacher and coach in the 1970s. For one thing Sumner High School, an all black school, is now Sumner Academy and has been desegregated. But Ayers’ passion for and ...Continue Reading
We’re kicking off the 2015 school year with a new season of The Learning Curve, KCPT’s year-long initiative exploring innovative ideas in education, the challenges of their implementation, and the methods by which we evaluate what is and isn’t working in our schools. How does the health of a child affect their potential for learning? What ...Continue Reading
This collection of targeted video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides from PBS LearningMedia is designed to give you the tools you need to drive innovative thinking among middle and high school students. Resources explore the critical and creative skills that engineers, inventors, musicians, farmers, and scientists rely on to develop the innovative products ...Continue Reading
Few creative figures before or since Walt Disney have held such a long-lasting place in American life and popular culture. This fall, American Experience will take an unprecedented look at the complex life and enduring legacy of one of America’s best-known storytellers with the four hour documentary “Walt Disney.” Get a sneak peek at the ...Continue Reading
As usual, summer flew by too fast. KCPT’s K-12 Learning team and area teachers spent some of it together at a series of events we call “Summer Training Camps for Teachers.” Now that schools are back in session, KCPT will continue to offer workshops and events throughout the year designed to help teachers and students make the ...Continue Reading
Recount the ticking-clock missions of the “Commandos of the Deep” through firsthand accounts — including that of a D-Day demolition team member — and through never-before-seen footage, home movies and personal mementoes. Admirals, master chiefs, clandestine operators, demolitioneers and snipers reveal how US Navy SEALs morphed into the world’s most admired commandos.