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Media and News Literacy

Everyone is a Media Literacy Educator

Posted on December 12, 2023

This session for educators will focus on key strategies, questions, and inquiry activities for helping students dig deep into media messages. We’ll explore how NAMLE’s Core Principles of Media Literacy Education can help guide your media literacy practice and highlight resources for teaching media literacy across subjects. Continue »


Media and News Literacy

Does News Find Me?

Posted on July 20, 2023

How do we, as educators, help our students decipher when, where, how, and what news finds us? Through this dive into social media algorithms, educators learn ways in which news is populated so that we can engage students in ways to actively seek out relevant issues and explore a variety of sources rather than relying […] Continue »


Media and News Literacy

We Are What We Read

Posted on July 20, 2023

Help your students develop a critical eye in examining the news and information they read. By understanding journalistic ethics and how stories are produced, students can be more aware of what they are reading and more capable of making informed decisions. Educators are encouraged to reflect on the presented content to identify ways to integrate […] Continue »


Media and News Literacy

News Engagement for the Civically Engaged

Posted on July 20, 2023

Break out of the news fatigue! Learn strategies for yourself and for your students on how to gain control over how we consume the news and how we are sharing that information. Empower students to use news as a tool for civic engagement and create the news and social change they want to see. Continue »


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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

School Shootings: Navigating the Impact on Students, Teachers, and Parents

Posted on October 25, 2022

In this free webinar, experts will discuss repercussions of these tragic events, share evidenced-based practices for recognizing and responding to trauma, and offer strategies on how to talk with children about school violence. Act 48 credit available. Continue »

Wednesday, November 16, from 7:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.


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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Connecting Underserved Communities with Grief Support Services

Posted on August 31, 2022

While telehealth and virtual services have becoming more common, grief support remains out of reach for many populations throughout the U.S. In this webinar, experts will share insights on how to reach those in underserved settings and how to build trust within marginalized communities. Continue »


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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Supporting Neurodiverse Grieving People

Posted on August 16, 2022

In this webinar, experts will offer strategies to help neurodiverse grievers, such as individuals with Autism and Down Syndrome, get the support they need and deserve. A free webinar hosted by WPSU. Continue »

Wednesday, October 26, from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.


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Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

The In-Between: Supporting Grieving Young Adults

Posted on August 16, 2022

Grief is an isolating experience for anyone, but it can be particularly challenging for young adults. In this webinar, experts share strategies for how to engage and support the young adult population. Continue »

Wednesday, September 28, from 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.


Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

How to Offer Meaningful Grief Support in a Virtual Setting

Posted on April 27, 2022

Just because we’ve gotten used to Zoom meetings and FaceTime coffee dates doesn’t mean we know how to foster meaningful interactions in these virtual environments. Whether you’re running a grief support group or trying to show up for a grieving friend, there are ways to facilitate these experiences from a distance. Experts share ideas for how to create authentic engagement and provide support from a distance as well as how to honor deceased loved ones through virtual memorials. Continue »


Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Create Classroom Community Through Song

Posted on March 28, 2022

Create and learn with artists from the touring production of Small Island Big Song. Explore how songs and chants can be integrated into your classroom to support your community of students. Continue »


speaking grief
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Recognizing and Responding to Children’s Grief

Posted on May 10, 2021

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. Continue »


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Tech Integration

Best Practices for Simple Video Filming and Editing

Posted on April 5, 2021

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. Continue »


Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

How to Address Difficult Subjects with Children

Posted on February 11, 2021

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. Continue »


Talking About Self-Care
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

Talking About Self-Care

Posted on January 12, 2021

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.’ Continue »