Educator Resources

Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Pennsylvania Association of Intermediate Units, Pennsylvania PBS has curated free content for you that align to state standards. Here are top resources to help you keep your students engaged and on track.

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PBS LearningMedia Professional Learning Series

Ongoing

PBS LearningMedia offers Virtual Professional Learning Series created for teachers—by teachers— with topics covering anti-racist teaching, digital engagement, teaching with PBS KIDS programming, and more! Upon completion, PBS provides a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event.

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Analyzing and Evaluating Media for the Classroom

Monday, August 30 – Sunday, September 19

This free multi-session course, offered by KQED Media Academy, will help you empower students to effectively assess the accuracy and quality of information across media formats and understand the techniques content creators use to shape their messages.  

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How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism Presented by Sonia Manzano

Thursday, September 16, at 8:00 p.m.

Sonia Manzano, known as Maria on Sesame Street, will speak about how parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and those working with children can learn how to talk to kids about race. Free to attend and open to the public.

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Educator Resources

Remake Learning Days of Central PA

Remake Learning Days

Remake Learning Days in Central PA is May 6-16, 2021. A variety of organizations — such as schools, libraries, nonprofits, businesses and other community centers — will come together to provide our youth and families with innovative learning experiences.

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Explore the World with Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows

WPSU is delighted to have collaborated with the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows Office at Penn State to create a video series presented by the 2021 Humphrey Fellows. These educational videos, suited for classroom and community viewing, feature each fellow talking about their home country, its culture, history, and people.

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Anti-Racism Resources

A growing list of resources from PBS and trusted partners, to use as tools to support anti-racist learning and growth. Free and open for all. (pdf)

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The Science of COVID-19

Co-developed with experts in virology, epidemiology, agent-based modeling, and public health preparedness, this introductory course allows middle and high school students to learn about COVID-19 through the lenses of three distinct scientific fields.

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WPSU PBS Education Resources

WPSU has put together a one-page guide of learning at home resources available from PBS.

Suport Our Schools

WQED SOS

WQED SOS (Support Our Schools) is a universally-designed project that engages students for a period of ten days and crosses curriculum areas to address grade level standards in multiple subject areas including; math, science, English language arts, and social studies.

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PBS Education

PBS provided resources for teachers, including TeacherLine, Digital Innovators, and Teacher’s Lounge.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

Standards-aligned educational material and curriculum that can be used by teachers and parents.

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K-12 Resources for Educators

A curated collection of learning resources brought to you by the Education Department at Penn State.

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Open Educational Resources

Access nearly all online courses developed by the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, in subjects such as energy, geospatial technology, cartography, and geology.

 

Testimonials

Heather Dzikiy and Richard Fisherowski

Richard Fisherowski and Heather Dzikiy

Dubois Area Education Association

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Del Fuller

Del Fuller

Mifflin County Education Association

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Kizzy Nicholas

Kizzy Nicholas

State College Area Education Association

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Casey VanWhy

Casey VanWhy

Coudersport Area Education Association

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Webinars

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Recognizing and Responding to Children’s Grief

We’re living in a time of unprecedented communal grief and children are not immune. In this webinar, experts will discuss some of the ways children’s grief can manifest and provide guidance on how to respond and support grieving children.

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Allison Sterling Henward

Are They Watching Screens, Again? Young Children, Media, Play and Learning During COVID

In this webinar, Dr. Allison Sterling Henward will focus on how families of young children ages 3—8 and youth can make the most of increased reliance on screens during COVID-19.

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Best Practices for Simple Video Filming and Editing

WPSU producers share their expertise on filming and editing simple videos to enhance your classroom experiences. These how-to videos will help you create engaging videos for your classroom, and learn basic techniques for editing videos to post online.

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Allison Sterling Henward

How to Address Difficult Subjects with Children

In this webinar, Dr. Allison Sterling Henward, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Penn State, will focus on incarceration, homelessness, economic instability, and changing family systems and dynamics.

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Kate Berardi

PBS Learning Media in the Classroom

WPSU’s educator, Dr. Kate Berardi, explores PBS Learning Media and provides a hands-on example of how to incorporate its assets into your classroom. Download Presentation (pdf) »

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Talking About Self-Care

Talking About Self-Care

This three part event is an opportunity to reflect, learn and engage with other educators around a topic you may hear about, but may not feel like you have the time or energy for — ‘self-care.’

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Marisa Vicere

Connection: Supporting Kids Mental Health During Difficult Times

Marisa Vicere and Ali Turley from the Jana Marie Foundation help parents and families explore the prevalence of mental health concerns, how to recognize warning signs, and ways to engage in meaningful and supportive conversations. 

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Kate Berardi

Empathy in the Classroom: A Hands-on Guide for Educators

Dr. Kate Berardi, a UNESCO Fellow, will present a free Zoom webinar on how to best increase empathy in students through simple, everyday practices.

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Peggy Schooling

Supporting Families through Changing Educational Environments

Dr. Peggy Schooling helps prepare educators and administrators for supporting families with changing educational environments throughout the school year.

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Annie White

Simple Interactions: Using the Legacy of Fred Rogers to Support Everyday Interactions with Families

Dr. Annie White, senior research associate for the Fred Rogers Center will talk to parents and educators about the benefits of simple, everyday interactions with children.

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Utilizing PBS Learning Media Resources in Your Classroom

Tap into the power of learning with access to resources for all content areas and age groups in this overview of how to integrate them into your classroom and curriculum.

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Using PBS Resources to Support Social and Emotional Learning

Educators understand the need to connect with students’ social and emotional needs more than ever. PBS can support these efforts in the classroom and at home.

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Integrating On-Air PBS Programming Into Your Curriculum

Join WITF’s Director of Education, Debbie Riek, along with Sue Voigt from Capital Area Intermediate Unit 15 as they explore the wealth of PBS resources available to connect to your curriculum.

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PBS Learning Media

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Science

Explore natural phenomena and scientific practices with videos, lesson plans, and interactive tools.

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Social Studies

Explore the past and learn about the present with resources on government, history, economics, and more.

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Mathematics

Bring math concepts to life through interactive games, animations and engaging media resources.

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English Language Arts

Browse standards-aligned ELA resources for students in all grades.

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Engineering & Technology

Discover resources and projects that connect students to engineering design practices and future careers.

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Health & Physical Education

Discover resources that provide essential lessons on physical, mental, and emotional health.

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The Arts

Bring dance, music, theater, and visual art into your classroom with these standards-aligned resources.

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World Languages

Bring world languages and cultures into your classroom with resources on Spanish, French, and more.

 

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