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Upcoming Events

SLATE Conference Presentation

Become a PBS Media Literacy Certified Teacher!

In this workshop, you will practice using methods to evaluate online media with educators who recently became PBS Media Literacy Certified and staff from PBS Wisconsin Education. Your participation in this workshop will put you in the right direction for starting your first PBS Media Literacy Credential!

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Event Details
  • Event Audience:
    K-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    9:30am - 10:30am, Wednesday
    December 8, 2021
  • Event Location:
    Kalahari Resort
    Wisconsin Dells, WI
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting and exhibiting at this event
  • Event Cost:
    Conference registration fees charged by SLATE

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.

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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
  • Event Cost:
    Free

Recent Events

Physical/in-person event

Wisconsin Library Association Conference Presentation

Deepening Community Engagement through PBS KIDS: A Cohort Story

Learn about an exciting new initiative called the PBS KIDS Community Learning Cohort! PBS Wisconsin worked with 15 libraries around the state to empower and elevate family and community learning engagement. 

Participants created a community of practice, received training through five, 1.5 hour-long play-based webinars on PBS KIDS digital media resources, and received a $1,000 stipend to implement their own PBS KIDS program during Summer 2021. 

  • Hear stories of value and impact from participating libraries.
  • Learn how to integrate playful, educational PBS KIDS resources into your youth programming to create new, innovative programs for your library.
Event Details
  • Event Audience:
    Wisconsin Library Staff
  • Event Date and Time:
    10:30am - 11:15am, Thursday
    November 18, 2021
  • Event Location:
    Hyatt Regency & KI Convention Center
    Green Bay, WI
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting at 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