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.

 

Upcoming Free Webinars Registration Required

Allison Sterling Henward

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

Thursday, April 15, at 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 15, 6:00 p.m.

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. For many families, electronics are helping children and families to maintain a sense of normalcy and connection during stay at home mandates. Here we will explore research on young children and learning with media tools and discuss strategies that allow families and loved ones to use children’s media use to enhance learning and development. Her goal is to support young children and their loved ones as they find the right balance of media learning with other important activities.

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Recognizing and Responding to Children’s Grief

Wednesday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m.

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SHAPE MATTERS

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Student Reporting Labs Teacher Workshop

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Educator Resources

Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

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.

Penn State College of Education

K-12 Resources for Educators

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

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media

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

PBS Education

PBS Education

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

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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WPSU PBS Education Resources

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

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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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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)

 

Testimonials

Jason Geis

Jason Geis

Altoona Area Education Association

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Melody Hassinger

Melody Hassinger

 Association of Mifflin County Educators

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Laurie Parmele

Laurie Parmele

Philipsburg-Osceola Education Association

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Jenn Todd

Jenn Todd

Bald Eagle Area Education Association

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Webinars

PA PBS

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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PA PBS

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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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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Peggy Schooling

Supporting Families through Changing Educational Environments

Wednesday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m.

Dr. Peggy Schooling, Penn State professor of Practice in Educational Leadership and executive director of the Pennsylvania School Study Council will present a free Zoom webinar to help prepare educators and administrators for supporting families with changing educational environments throughout the school year.

This non-credit course is part two of a three-course series offered for Pennsylvania Act 48 continuing education units by WPSU Penn State. One CEU is available for each course.


Speakers

Peggy SchoolingPeggy Schooling

Dr. Schooling has worked as a teacher, speech pathologist, reading specialist, elementary principal, central office administrator, executive director, and consultant in the private, public, and for-profit sectors of education for over 40 years. Much of her career has involved working in and with small and large urban school districts. Over the course of her career, Dr. Schooling has had the privilege of partnering with teachers, school and district administrators, and several state education agencies across the United States and abroad in the areas educational leadership, teacher professional learning systems, system wide change, and literacy.

Rebecca HeiserRebecca Heiser

Rebecca is a distance education researcher and the lead instructional designer for the Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Program with The Pennsylvania State University at World Campus. She is pursuing a doctorate in distance education from Athabasca University, with research interests at the intersection of globalization, equity, and learning analytics in distance education. Rebecca also serves on a research cohort with the Oregon State University Campus Research Unit to study Perceptions of Learning Data in Higher Education and acts as an Open Education Resources (OER) research fellow with Bingham Young University sponsored by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Prior to her employment with Penn State, Rebecca developed online and blended learning solutions for K12 leaders and educators with the Southern Regional Education Board to serve 36 states across the nation. Since COVID-19, Rebecca has partnered directly with state and district leaders to brainstorm solutions for equitable remote learning and instruction. In addition, she is an established technical writer, learning design consultant and eLearning developer for corporate software companies.

William DiehlWilliam Diehl

Dr. Diehl also serves as associate editor for The American Journal of Distance Education and is an expert reviewer for other academic journals. He is the director of The American Center for the Study of Distance Education and the founder of the International Museum of Distance Education and Technology.

Dr. Diehl is author and co-author of numerous articles in academic journals and proceedings at academic conferences. A consultant in the corporate, higher education, and government sectors, his professional experience also includes work as K-12 teacher, technologist, web designer and developer, instructional designer, and multimedia consultant.


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