Looking for ideas and resources to enhance learning and teaching, wherever they occur? Then pencil us in and save the day! Join KET Education Consultants and all-star Kentucky educators for this Virtual Learning Series of webinars, designed to help teachers engage students and discover new ways to incorporate easy-to-use, quality, education-focused content, for students of all grade-levels! All sessions are approved for professional development and ECE-TRIS credit.
Early Childhood Social Emotional Learning: What, How & Why
Date: September 9, 2021
Time: 4:30-6pm EST
Target Audience: Educators and caregivers of children PreK-3rd grade
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. Anxieties and insecurities affect the wellbeing and ability of our young learners to focus and learn. Featuring content from KET, PBS KIDS and others, this session will focus on media tools that can be used to teach the youngest learners skills like patience, dealing with frustration, and how to understand and manage their feelings.
Integrating Social Emotional Learning: Why and How, for Educators and Students At School and At Home
Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 4:30-6pm EST
Target Audience: Educators and caregivers of children 4th-12 grade+
Alongside the stressors and difficulties students experienced in their pre-pandemic lives, they must still deal with disruptions and worries as the pandemic continues. Regardless of the cause, anxieties and insecurities affect their wellbeing and ability to focus and learn. In this workshop, we will begin with the need for SEL in traditional and non-traditional educational settings then focus on how to integrate specific lessons into existing curricula. Many NEW free multimedia resources, with suggestions for their use, will be offered.
Media Literacy in Early Childhood
Date: October 7, 2021
Time: 4:30-6pm EST
Target Audience: Educators and caregivers of children PreK-3rd grade+
Young children are regularly engaging with media in a variety of settings. The TEC at the Erikson Institute issued their Media Literacy in Early Childhood Report to help offer a way to support and develop young children’s media literacy skills. Join us as we discuss ways to help young children find reliable information in a world of misinformation.
PBS KIDS EdCamp
Date: November 13, 2021
Time: 9am-12pm EST
Target Audience: Educators and caregivers for children PreK-12 grade+
Join KET for PBS KIDS Edcamp! This professional development opportunity is a FREE participant-driven experience for all educators, childcare providers, and community members invested in education. This exciting “un-conference” is a great opportunity to connect with other professionals in your field. You’ll have the chance to learn about topics important to you, and to share your own expertise.
Additional Topics Coming in October and November
Social Studies Resources
October 21, 2021
Early Math Resources
November 4, 2021
Although you will not receive professional development credit, you can catch up on sessions you missed on the KET YouTube Channel. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find:
- It’s LIT! (and science, math, and history, too!): Virtual Learning Resources from PBS LearningMedia
- PBS LearningMedia + Digital Tools = Making Engaging Virtual Learning a Reality
- Teaching and Learning in the New Frontier
with Sam Northern, Simpson County Schools
- How Our Government Works: Helping Your Students Become Informed Citizens
- Are Students Watching My Virtual Videos? App Smashing Edpuzzle and Screencastify to See
with Dee Dee Webb, Grayson County Schools
- The Techy Teaching Toolbox
with Ashley Judd, Jackson County Schools
- Immerse Your Students in Educational Gaming with the Newest Mission US Adventure