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Multimedia Professional Development Day #4
July 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The 2021 virtual Multimedia Professional Development Days will inspire, nurture, and refresh! Join us July 14, 16, 20 and 22 to engage in sessions sure to sharpen your tech skills, deepen your understanding of new standards, and broaden your outreach.
Offerings for July 22:
9-9:50 am ET: The (W)hole Child: Social and Emotional Learning & Early Childhood Mental Health
Holly Ackerman and Brittany Strube, KET Early Childhood Education Consultants, ask, “How can we help our children feel safe and secure when we’re struggling ourselves?” The COVID-19 pandemic brought on so much uncertainty: plans that constantly changed, long-awaited events canceled, new guidelines replaced by newer guidelines, and ongoing adjustments to daily routines. We all have feelings! Join us to learn ways and resources to help kids develop a strong emotional toolkit and enable them to better able to handle the ups and downs of life.
10-10:50am ET: Social and Emotional Learning
Owsley Co. HS art/music teacher Stevi Nolan and her student team share their experiences in overcoming the challenges of storytelling and creating media through remote learning. Learn how a class joined virtually to produce a powerful film that also addresses coping skills, acceptance, and empathy. We will also discuss KET’s new Social Emotional Learning resources for the classroom.
11-11:50am ET: Celebrating Cultures with Molly of Denali
GBH Education Marketing Manager Nicki Sirianni shares about the PBS KIDS’ award-winning series Molly of Denali. Molly of Denali follows the adventures of curious and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl who lives in the fictional village of Qyah, Alaska. The series is the first nationally distributed children’s program to feature Native American and Alaska Native lead characters, and the series incorporates Alaska Native voices in all aspects of the production, both on screen and behind the scenes. After learning more about the series, we will dive into the educational resources and lesson plans from PBS LearningMedia that support using Molly of Denali episodes, games and activities in the classroom. All of the resources in the Molly of Denali collection aim to teach children how to access and create informational text all while exploring aspects of Alaska Native culture and values. While children learn more about Alaska Native culture, they are also given opportunities to share and celebrate their own culture! Mahsi’choo!