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Upcoming Events

Webinar PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator Information Session

PBS Wisconsin Education hosts a cohort of Wisconsin PreK-12 educators working toward PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED each academic year. In this informational webinar, we will explain the requirements for the certification and the benefits of participating in our cohort. Learn more and access the application for the 2022-2023 school year. Applications are open through July 20, 2022.

Learn More and Register

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    12:00pm - 1:00pm, Tuesday
    June 14, 2022
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is facilitating this event
  • Event Cost:
    FREE

Recent Events

Virtual/online event

Webinar Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage in the Classroom

Join PBS Wisconsin Education, the Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin, and 2022 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year, Kabby Hong for this 90-minute webinar to help build your background knowledge and explore educational resources that illuminate the wide range of contributions AAPI people have made in our state and beyond.

In January, the Wisconsin Association of School Boards passed a resolution encouraging schools to develop curriculum to teach the history, culture, and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) to the economic, cultural, and social development of Wisconsin and the USA.

Attend to learn about:

  • AAPI/Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) communities
  • How the increase in anti-Asian hate is affecting all our communities in Wisconsin and nationally
  • High-quality, current, free resources to use in your classroom
  • Impact and legacies of people from diverse AAPI communities

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    4:00pm - 5:30pm, Wednesday
    May 18, 2022
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is facilitating this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Physical/in-person event

Door County Maritime Museum DIVE IN! Teaching Inquiry With Maritime Mysteries

Join PBS Wisconsin Education, the Door County Maritime Museum, and Door County educator, Mike Scoville for an April 23 kick-off event including a museum tour and a behind-the-scenes look into the making of our new video game, The Legend of the Lost Emerald.

Learn about strategies for activating the standards-aligned game to engage students in historical inquiry and maritime archaeology and to learn about shipwrecks inspired by real Great Lakes history! Content presented is for upper elementary and middle grades teachers, library media specialists, and tech integrators, though all are welcome to attend. 

The event is FREE for Wisconsin educators, with a limit of 60. Registrations are first-come, first-served, and include museum admission and lunch, so sign up today!

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    4-6 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    9:00am - 12:00pm, Saturday
    April 23, 2022
  • Event Location:
    Door County Maritime Museum 120 North Madison Avenue Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Presenting at this event
Physical/in-person event

Building for Kids Children's Museum Building for Kids Children’s Museum EdCamp Chat

Join PBS Wisconsin Education and the Building for Kids Children’s Museum for the Curious Educators EdCamp! Learn about PBS KIDS resources that support social and emotional development and STEM skills. Connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips, and share ideas. Leave energized and inspired! Dinner is provided along with time for museum exploration. 

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    Prek-3 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    4:00pm - 7:00pm, Wednesday
    April 20, 2022
  • Event Location:
    Building for Kids Children's Museum 100 W College Ave in Appleton
  • How to Attend:
    In-person
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Presenting at this event
Virtual/online event

Wisconsin School Music Association Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin Workshops: Menominee Native American

Join WSMA and PBS Wisconsin Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin curriculum writers as they share insight, lesson ideas, and resources that go beyond the materials originally provided in the engagement guides.

Wisconsin Native American instruments and music have been heard throughout the state for thousands of years. In this virtual workshop, Kathy Bartling shares how one Menominee composer and performer relates this through his music of today through the Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin project. FREE – Registration required.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    4-8 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    6:30pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday
    March 22, 2022
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Attending this event
  • Event Resource:
    WEBINAR RECORDING
Virtual/online event

Wisconsin School Music Association Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin Workshops: Hmong

Join WSMA and PBS Wisconsin Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin curriculum writers as they share insight, lesson ideas, and resources that go beyond the materials originally provided in the engagement guides. 

Lucy Sieber shares ideas and resources to expand your and your students’ Hmong cultural experiences. Lesson planning ideas, as well as resources for your classroom, will be shared during this virtual workshop.  FREE – Registration required.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    4-8 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    6:30pm - 8:00pm, Thursday
    March 10, 2022
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Attending this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

WISCONSIN HEAD START ASSOCIATION TRAINING CONFERENCE Honoring Culture in the Classroom with PBS KIDS

All children’s cultural identities deserve to be affirmed in early learning classrooms. In this workshop, learn about strategies for embracing various cultures within your classroom as well as how to engage families in an inclusive, culturally responsive way, utilizing PBS KIDS digital media content such as Molly of Denali, Daniel Tiger, and Alma’s Way!

Participants will also learn about the PBS KIDS model for playful, hands-on learning and family engagement, which empowers educators to serve the whole child, within and beyond the classroom.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    Early Childhood Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    9:00am - 10:30am, Wednesday
    March 2, 2022
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Presenting at this event
Virtual/online event

Wisconsin School Music Association Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin Workshops: Black American

Join WSMA and PBS Wisconsin Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin curriculum writers as they share insight, lesson ideas, and resources that go beyond the materials originally provided in the engagement guides. 

Gather new ideas with Katherine Miller on adding SistaStrings to your music curriculum. Lesson ideas from the educator engagement guides in Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin in addition to other ideas will be shared during this virtual workshop. FREE – Registration required.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    4-8 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    6:30pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday
    February 22, 2022
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Attending this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

Wisconsin School Music Association Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin Workshops: Latinx

Join WSMA and PBS Wisconsin Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin curriculum writers as they share insight, lesson ideas, and resources that go beyond the materials originally provided in the engagement guides. 

Schuyler Pietz guides educators through Latinx resources in the Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin project. Additional ideas on lesson planning, content, and curricular connections will be included in this virtual workshop. FREE – Registration required.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    4-8 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    6:30pm - 8:00pm, Tuesday
    February 15, 2022
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Attending this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

Online: Webinar Meet the Lab: Flexible curriculum supplements featuring Wisconsin science & scientists

How can we use a microscope to help stop a virus? How can we teach a computer to help us grow better crops? Digital interactives from PBS Wisconsin’s Meet the Lab collection can help your students explore these questions while learning about cutting-edge research happening right here in Wisconsin. You’ll go home with real-world, relevant activities you can use tomorrow!

Join PBS Wisconsin Education and three Wisconsin science educators to learn how they are using the Virus Investigators: Superpowered by Electron Microscopy lab in their middle school science classrooms. The standards-aligned educational media includes a “why research matters” video, “meet the scientist” digital cards, “ask a scientist” videos, and interactive media to learn how scientists use microscopes to track down viruses.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    6-8 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday
    January 27, 2022
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS WISCONSIN EDUCATION IS FACILITATING THIS EVENT
Learning Powered by Curiosity

Building Community in Urban and Rural School Settings

Whether rural or urban, Wisconsin communities are increasingly multicultural and multilingual, with nearly 30 languages spoken around the state. Schools play an integral role in building community with all families, within and beyond school doors. In this webinar, you will learn about steps school administrators and educators can take to make cultural inclusivity a priority,  ways schools can engage families from all backgrounds in a meaningful way, and ideas for strategizing with local or statewide organizations to achieve these common goals. 

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday
    June 1, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Facilitating this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

Playful Learning with PBS KIDS Tips for Being A Media Mentor in the Classroom

Are you interested in using media in your classroom? Wondering where to look for media content? Earn Registry credits and join us on May 22nd, along with the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association for Playful Learning with PBS KIDS: Tips for Being a Media Mentor in the Classroom. Discover research-based guidelines and practical tips for using tech with young learners. Come ready to learn, play, connect, and leave with a new toolbox of activities! Come ready to learn, play, and connect with other early childhood educators near you!

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    Early Childhood Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    1:00pm - 2:00pm, Saturday
    May 22, 2021
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting at this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar recording
Virtual/online event

Educator Peer Exchange Introduction to Digital Tools— Leverage PBS LearningMedia with resources for grades K-5

Digital tools ranging from Edpuzzle to Nearpod to Jamboard have become ubiquitous during the COVID crisis while teachers and students have relied on them to enhance instruction and student attention. This session, the first in a series, will feature tech-savvy educators leading interactive introductory demonstrations of Flipgrid and Nearpod, and showcasing how you can integrate these apps with free resources on PBS LearningMedia from GBH and PBS Wisconsin. There will be ample time for hands-on practice and Q & A. This session is a collaboration between GBH Education, PBS LearningMedia and PBS Wisconsin.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    K-5 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    6:00pm - 7:00pm, Tuesday
    May 11, 2021
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting at this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar recording
Learning Powered by Curiosity

Working Cross-Culturally with Families and Communities

The classroom community reaches far beyond the classroom walls as students’ families, community members, and the natural environment are all part of their identity. Valuing students’ communities, families, and cultural funds of knowledge in the classroom also helps build a more inclusive classroom community. This panel of Wisconsin educators will share stories of working cross-culturally with diverse families and communities and offer insights to create more welcoming environments for all of our students.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    4:00pm - 5:30pm, Tuesday
    May 11, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Facilitating this Event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar recording
Learning Powered by Curiosity

Honoring APIDA Heritage in the Classroom with PBS Resources

Unearth PBS digital resources you can use to expand Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) history into your classroom. This brief lunchtime webinar will be divided into two groups: elementary resources and middle-high school resources. Walk away with digital resources you can use in your classroom the next day!

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    12:00-12:30 P.M. Tuesday May 4, 2021
    OR
    12-12:30 P.M. Wednesday May 5, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Facilitating this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar recording
Learning Powered by Curiosity

Winter Series: Diversifying your Classroom Bookshelf with the CCBC

Expand your classroom bookshelf to include new children’s and young adult literature by and about people of color. PBS Wisconsin is proud to host Madeline Tyner, a librarian at the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as they share brand new books from 2020 and early 2021. 

The CCBC is dedicated to diversity and education. They document the number of books they receive annually that are by and about Black, Indigenous and People of Color. Beginning in 2018, they began documenting the content of every book they received around other aspects of diversity and representation in children’s and young adult literature as well, including LGBTQ+, disability, and religion.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PReK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    4:00pm - 5:30pm, Tuesday
    March 9, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Online Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Facilitating this event
  • Event Resource:
    WEBINAR RECORDING
Virtual/online event

Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin: LatinX Curriculum and Lesson Planning

Join the Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin performers as they share their joy of music, growth as performers, love of culture and heritage, and challenges faced as they share music throughout their work in our state. In this workshop, Schuyler Pietz encourages the use of LatinX music in your classroom with the Re/Sound educator engagement guides she created.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    Grades 4-8 & General Music Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    9:00am - 11:00am, Saturday
    March 6, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Workshop
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is partnering at this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar recording
Learning Powered by Curiosity

Winter Series: Black Educators Speak: A Critical Look at Equity Across Learning Environments

With Wisconsin being at the national forefront of racialized educational disparities between Black and white students, many educators seek strategies for dismantling existing barriers. This leads many educators to ask the question: what does race-based equity look like in a variety of learning spaces? From early childhood classrooms to afterschool settings and college lecture halls, join our outstanding panel of Wisconsin education leaders to learn about their own experiences and strategies for developing equitable learning spaces.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 5:00pm, Wednesday
    February 24, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Online Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Facilitating this Event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin: Hmong Curriculum and Lesson Planning

Join the Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin performers as they share their joy of music, growth as performers, love of culture and heritage, and challenges faced as they share music throughout their work in our state. In this workshop, curriculum writers, Katherine Miller and Lucy Wrenn, share ideas and resources provided in the Re/Sound educator engagement guides for sharing Hmong music in your classroom.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    GRADES 4-8 CLASSROOM AND MUSIC EDUCATORS
  • Event Date and Time:
    9:00am - 11:10am, Saturday
    February 20, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    ONLINE EVENT
  • PBS WISCONSIN EDUCATION IS PARTNERING ON THIS EVENT
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar recording
Learning Powered by Curiosity

Winter Series: Teaching Black History with PBS Digital Resources

Unearth PBS digital resources you can use to expand Black History Month in February and throughout the year. This brief lunchtime webinar will be divided into two groups: elementary resources and middle-high school resources. Walk away with digital resources you can use in your classroom the next day!

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PREK-12 EDUCATORS
  • Event Date and Time:
    12:00-12:30pm, Tuesday February 9, 2021
    or
    12:00-12:30pm, Wednesday February 10, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    ONLINE EVENT
  • PBS WISCONSIN EDUCATION IS HOSTING THIS EVENT
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar recording
Virtual/online event

Online: Panel Discussion Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin Performer Panel Discussion

Join the Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin performers as they share their joy of music, growth as performers, love of culture and heritage, and challenges faced as they share music throughout their work in our state. Discussion will be based on submitted questions and topics chosen by the performers.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    K-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    7:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday
    December 3, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Online Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is a partner at this event
  • Event Resource:
    WEBINAR RECORDING
Virtual/online event

Online: Webinar Meet the Lab: STEAM Content for Your Middle School Classroom

Join PBS Wisconsin Education to learn how to activate our newest content, Meet the Lab! This collection introduces students to relevant real-world issues, cutting edge research, and the human element—the people working together to research, innovate, and solve problems using science. Learn more about how to use this content in your classroom and hear about upcoming opportunities for you and your students to engage with STEAM content.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    Grades 6-8 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 4:30pm, Thursday
    December 3, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Webinar
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is hosting this event
  • Event Resource:
    WEBINAR RECORDING
Virtual/online event

Online: Virtual Conference 2020 Wisconsin State Virtual Music Conference

Session: You, Your Students and Your Community with the WSMA and PBS Wisconsin Re/sound Project

WSMA and PBS Wisconsin Education’s project, Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin can help you and your students explore the connections between music, identities, cultures, and emotions. Hear from those involved in the process – what they personally gained and what you and your students can learn about yourselves and each other through use of the Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin resources.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    K-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    5:30pm - 6:15pm, Tuesday
    October 27, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Conference
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting at this event
  • Event Resource:
    Presentation Recording
Virtual/online event

Online: Webinar Breaking White Silence in Schools

Teaching While White’s Co-Directors, Jenna Chandler-Ward and Elizabeth Denevi lead a discussion about talking about race and making whiteness explicit in school communities.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:00pm - 4:30pm, Wednesday
    August 26, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Webinar
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is hosting this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

Online: Webinar Building Culturally Relevant Classrooms with Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Join nationally recognized education researcher, Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings and PBS Wisconsin to learn about the four factors that have led to the educational disparities that exist between Black and White students in the U.S.. Dr. Ladson-Billings will also share her vision for culturally relevant teaching in a post-COVID-19 world.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 4:30pm, Tuesday
    June 30, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Webinar
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is hosting this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

Online: Webinar Wisconsin Biographies: Media to Enrich Social Studies and Literacy Curriculum

Wisconsin Biographies is a collection of free, educational, online media resources that tell the stories of notable people in Wisconsin history whose contributions to society continue to resonate today. This webinar explores the animated videos, text biographies, image gallery, interactives, and teaching tips. Wisconsin Biographies is intended for use in grades 3-8.

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    K-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 4:30pm, Tuesday
    May 5, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Webinar
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting at this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording
Virtual/online event

Online: Webinar Learning with Molly of Denali

An introduction to using PBS KIDS’ Molly of Denali to enrich American Indian studies, literacy, and social-emotional learning lessons. Our Education Engagement Specialist, Mouna Algahaithi discusses how to leverage the additional resources that accompany the show’s episodes to help your students grow their skills!

Event Details

  • Event Audience:
    PreK-3 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 4:30pm, Tuesday
    April 28, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Webinar
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting at this event
  • Event Resource:
    Webinar Recording