Educational highlights from Arizona Public Media
Educational highlights from Arizona Public Media

April 28, 2020

AZPM Classroom
Welcome to AZPM Classroom! Arizona Public Media continues to support distance learning with Arizona At-Home Learning,  providing broadcast content for Pre-K to 12th graders. Explore daily resources and activities to help engage students and extend learning opportunities.
We are forming a focus group of teachers and parents to better understand the distance learning needs of our community. If you are interested in participating or for more information, email Cheryl Gerken at or message us on the AZPM Classroom Facebook page.
AZPM At-Home Learning
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Explore the Outdoors

Explore the Outdoors!

There are so many ways to Explore the Outdoors, even with stay-at-home orders in place. PBS Parents offers nature-themed activities perfect for the home, classroom, and the backyard, and PBS KIDS features games, apps and activities.  
How to draw your favorite PBS characters

Activities to Engage the Little Ones

PBS offers many activities for at-home learning: How to draw your favorite PBS KIDS characters, engage the family in simple science experiments with 60 Second Science Activities, and find fun ways to get everyone moving in this article on 8 ways to release kid's energy.
NPR Podcast Challenge

Opportunities for Students to Create Their Own Content

Teachers: You can engage student voices in a variety of ways: NPR Podcast Challenge (grades 5-12), all entries due Friday May 1stLet's Talk About Election 2020 (grades 6-12), where students can publish audio and video commentaries for a national audience, and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs has created a special unit that covers the basics of local community journalism, storytelling, scripting, and video editing. Watch this example from Tucson teacher Laura Caucci's students. Teacher training and professional development opportunities are provided for all programs.
At Home Resources for Parents and Teachers

PBS LearningMedia Resources for Parents and Teachers to Support At-Home Learning

PBS LearningMedia has created collections for Pre-K to 12th grade students in all content areas in English and in Spanish. You will find videos, lesson plans and activities to help with at-home learning. 
PBS KIDS May Activity Calendar

Featured Resource

May Activity Calendar
Looking for activities for your preschooler? Try a different PBS KIDS activity each day!
PBS KIDS Read-Along
PBS KIDS Read Along
To encourage family engagement and a love of reading at home, PBS KIDS offers families a place to come together and read along with fan-favorites on YouTube.
Watch the next read-along live with Michelle Obama on Monday, May 4 at 9 a.m. on the PBS KIDS Facebook Page.

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PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification from KQED
PBS Teacherline
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PBS LearningMedia
 Free Classroom Resources for Pre K-12 Educators
PBS LearningMedia Workshops
Schedule LearningMedia trainings for schools, districts, community groups and more


Cheryl S. Gerken
Educational Outreach Coordinator 520-621-4792

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