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New Learn at Home webinar series

As Kentucky parents, students and teachers continue to discover new ways to learn while working from home, KET Education is pleased to announce a new series of short webinars designed to take a deeper look at some of our favorite tools and resources. The series begins on Tuesday, April 21 at 4/3 pm and continues each Tuesday and Thursday. Following each live session, webinars will be archived on the KET Education website. Additional webinars will be added here each week.

Webinars from KET Education

One Assignment: Kentucky Families Recording History Now

Journals and diaries give an insider’s view to historic events, and we are living one now. Explore how to record yours and your family’s experiences in this unique time, the changes and challenges, the good moments. Also hear from Kristen Koch, a social studies teacher at Bourbon Co. Middle School, on how she has used journaling to help students deal with their experiences and contribute to our historic record. Several methods of journaling will be discussed and writing prompts, including those for young children, will be provided. No need to register. Just click the link below when the webinar begins.

Thursday, May 7 at 4/3 pm
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Additional Webinars

American History Night with Ken Burns
Join PBS Teachers for an exclusive live chat with award winning director Ken Burns. Together with PBS Digital Innovator All Stars David Olson, Larissa Wright-Elson and Paige Somoza you’ll explore creative ways to bring history to life for your students. Whether you’re teaching remotely, or, eventually, when we get back to our classrooms, this discussion is perfect for educators who want to help their students make connections between the past and present and effectively tell their own stories. The discussion is live, so participants will be able to ask Ken Burns and fellow educators questions in real time.

Wednesday, April 29 at 7/6 pm

Teaching with Molly of Denali
Join PBS Teachers to explore the world of Molly of Denali, a multi-layered show that blends the educational goals of informational text, cultural representation, social-emotional skills, and subject-related knowledge in science and social studies. In this virtual professional learning series for educators and caregivers, they’ll uncover easy and fun ways to use Molly to teach complex concepts like informational text and cultural responsiveness.

Culturally Responsive Teaching with Molly
Thursday, April 23 at 7/6 pm
Integrating Technology with Molly
Thursday, April 30 at 7/6 pm

Interactive History Games: Timely and Topical for Remote Learning
As social studies teachers look for immediate solutions to engage students in remote learning, Mission US – an award-winning series of free, interactive, standards-aligned history games – delivers exciting learning opportunities. This edWebinar will unpack strategies for using interactive role-playing games during this time of remote learning and also discuss how games like Mission US (mission-us.org) can support English Language Learners and struggling readers.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5/4 pm

Past Learn at Home Webinars

Using Think Garden to Teach Science, Math, and Art Design
Use Think Garden, a free resource in PBS LearningMedia, to teach core subjects while growing your own food. This is project-based learning that benefits the whole family. It’s good for your mind AND body.

Tuesday, April 21 at 4/3 pm

Learn at Home Resources from KET Education
Learn about KET Education’s free services and resources to help you continue teaching your students during the global COVID-19 health crisis. We are here to help Kentucky educators with on-air programming and online PD & instructional resources. This webinar includes an overview of PBS LearningMedia with new NTI curated collection.

Thursday, April 23 at 4/3 pm

Fun for Kids, Easy for Parents – PBS LearningMedia
KET’s online service, PBS LearningMedia (PBSLM), is a collection of thousands of safe and engaging videos, interactive lessons, support materials, and much more. You and your child can use PBSLM to complete assignments or just as fun educational activities to cure cabin fever. Learn how to navigate, search, and save desired content. All resources are aligned with educational standards. Plus, many resources star PBS Kids characters that your child will 

Tuesday, April 28 at 4/3 pm

Learn-at-Home with KET & PBS KIDS
Featuring resources from KET & PBS KIDS , come explore multimedia games and hands-on activities for kids ages 2-8 that support learning in all areas including science and math. We will talk about a variety of activities and games you can play together! All resources are FREE and feature your favorite PBS KIDS characters including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Wild Kratts, Pinkalicious, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Xavier Riddle and more. No need to register.

Thursday, April 30 at 4/3 pm

Family and Community Engagement for Summer

Looking for family and community engagement resources for this summer? Join KET to explore multimedia resources that support science and literacy development, designed for use in after-school and out-of-school settings. We will also share the Family and Community Learning model for multi-generational hands-on family engagement designed to support science and literacy development among children and families. All resources are FREE and come packaged with activity plans, supporting materials for facilitators, related video, digital games, and take-home activities to encourage family engagement.

Tuesday, May 5 at 4/3 pm