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Upcoming Events

Educator Connection LIVE! Wisconsin Edcamp Chats (January Edition)

As we navigate one of the most unusual school years in history, educators are committed to providing the best resources and digital learning experiences for their students. Joining our monthly Edcamps is an opportunity for you to connect with other educators in the state around topics that are relevant to your experience right now.

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Event Details
  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 5:00pm, Tuesday
    January 19, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    ONLINE EVENT
  • PBS WISCONSIN EDUCATION IS HOSTING THIS EVENT
  • Event Cost:
    FREE

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!

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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 Cost:
    FREE

Black History Education Conference

PBS Wisconsin Education is proud to sponsor this event, ensuring that scholarships are available to increase the access to Wisconsin educators!

Join us at 10:45-11:45am on February 20th for a special break out workshop: You’re a Star! Celebrating Black Scientists with PBS Wisconsin.

Want to learn more about Black Space Scientists, PBS KIDS, and participate in a hands-on, building activity? Join Mouna Algahaithi from PBS Wisconsin as she leads families together through an interactive workshop. We will read together, watch a brief PBS KIDS episode related to the theme, and build a spacesuit for our own stuffed animal while celebrating the accomplishments of important Black science figures! Make sure to bring your little one(s) and your favorite stuffed animal along for the mission!

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Event Details
  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    February 19-February 20, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Conference
  • PBS Wisconsin Education sponsoring this conference and facilitating a session
  • Event Cost:
    $50-$125

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.

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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 Cost:
    FREE

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.

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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 Cost:
    Free

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.

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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 Cost:
    Free

Winter Series: Centering Black Excellence: Wisconsin EdCamp Chat

Black History Month has come and gone, but these efforts must continue year-round. What questions do you still have? Let’s talk about it.

This Edcamp event celebrates the learning that occurred during Black History Month and will inspire a renewed commitment to seeking equity-focused, racial-justice oriented education in all learning spaces. What questions do you still have regarding Black excellence, racial disparities in education, or being a better ally? Bring them to this event and converse with like-minded educators around the state grappling with these same inquiries.

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Event Details
  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    3:30pm - 4:30pm, Tuesday
    March 16, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    Online Event
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is Facilitating this event
  • Event Cost:
    Free

Recent Events

Virtual/online event

Activate Meet the Lab with Foldscopes

Join PBS Wisconsin Education as we host the Foldscopes team! Learn pedagogical methods for implementing Foldscopes into your virtual, hybrid, or in person Science classrooms and walk away with lessons and resources you can use with your students

Event Details
  • Event Audience:
    Grades 6-8 Science Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    4:00pm - 5:00pm, Thursday
    January 14, 2021
  • How to Attend:
    ONLINE EVENT
  • PBS WISCONSIN EDUCATION IS FACILITATING THIS EVENT
Virtual/online event

Online: Virtual Conference

SLATE 2020 Virtual Convention

Session 028: Click Youth Media from PBS Wisconsin Education

Video production in the classroom is a powerful form of learning. It hits all the latest research on how students learn best – project-based, relevant, collaborative and focused on critical thinking with real-world applications. In this hands-on session you will learn video production skills and deepen your ability to teach video production and journalism in your classroom. We will explore PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab’s cost-free educational resources and you will hear from a Click teacher and their students about the value of this interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.

Event Details
  • Event Audience:
    PreK-12 Educators
  • Event Date and Time:
    11:30am - 12:00pm, Tuesday
    December 8, 2020
  • How to Attend:
    Virtual Conference
  • PBS Wisconsin Education is presenting at this event
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

The WSMA/PBS Wisconsin Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin Project can help you and your students explore the connections between music, identities, cultures and emotions. Come, see, and 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 discusss 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