On Saturday November 14th, educators from all over Kentucky grabbed their morning coffee and joined KET Early Childhood for a virtual EdCamp. Over 40 participants joined the “un-conference” to discuss topics chosen by them beforehand.
The sessions offered were determined through survey results submitted by participants after registering for the event. Virtual learning, integrating media, and engaging families were among the many topics covered. During the three-hour event, educators discussed strategies for meeting the needs of children and families during these unprecedented times and were introduced to free educational resources from KET. After the event many educators noted the benefit and unique opportunity in talking with other professionals throughout the state.
At a PBS KIDS EdCamp, teachers learn more about proven ideas and resources that can be immediately incorporated into their teaching practices. Educators were given an overview of tools like KET’s Everyday Learning Collection, PBS LearningMedia, PBS Parents, and Sesame Street in Communities. These tools help educators to address children’s academic and social emotional needs.
One participant from Bowling Green said, “We all have a need to connect right now and this provided that venue while sharing what’s working or not working while supporting one another. It was great to be able to learn how others are using the great resources out there.”