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

September 2020

AZPM Classroom
Welcome to the new school year, which I think we can label as one of the most challenging beginnings ever!  We want to offer our sincere thanks for all the work you are doing with our students, and we are here to support you however we can. 

Whether it be tips for integrating PBS LearningMedia into your classroom, upcoming professional development opportunities, or content for sharing with your students, we look forward to continuing to support our educators, students, families, and schools. Please reach out to Cheryl Gerken if you would like to schedule a virtual PBS LearningMedia workshop for your school site.
At Home Learning

At-Home Learning Returns 

As schools navigate balancing in-person and distance learning, Arizona Public Media is proud to provide meaningful media resources to support educators and families by launching a fall Learn At Home broadcast schedule. Curriculum resources, as well as supplemental resources and tips to help guide virtual and at-home learning, will also accompany the broadcast content.

This new schedule will begin on September 8 and continues through December 18. Programming with aligned resources for Pre-K to grade 3 will be on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel from 6:00-11:00am. Arizona Public Media will also provide educational programming Monday-Friday for grades 6-12 from 12:00-5:00 pm. The weekday schedule includes specific blocks of time that cover subjects including language arts, social studies, science, and math.
PBS LearningMedia Introductory Workshops

PBS LearningMedia Training Sessions

Free Virtual Resouces for Educators and Families
Sept 14th  4:00-4:30pm    PBS LearningMedia 1: Introduction
Sept 15th  4:30-5:00pm    PBS LearningMedia 1: Introduction

Sept 22nd 5:30-6:00pm    PBS LearningMedia Pre-K-3        Sept 24th  5:00-5:30pm    PBS LearningMedia Part 2        

Looking for some great resources for virtual teaching and learning? Join us for a 30-minute introduction to PBS LearningMedia, an online resource with almost 33,000 resources aligned to state and national standards for Pre-K-12 students. Find out how to utilize PBS resources to align shows with educational activities, even if online access is not available. This session is open to the entire community. 

Women's Suffrage Resources 3-12
PBS LearningMedia Featured Resource     Teaching Women’s Suffrage (Grades 3-12)                                        
This collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Students will encounter activists including Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Grace Abbott, and examine key regional efforts within the movement. Primary source documents offer evidence for a study of the chronology of campaign for women’s suffrage, from the movement's beginnings through the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Vote by PBS offers additional content for your classroom.

At Home Resources for Parents and Teachers
KQED Media Literacy PD Opportunity       Election 2020: Making Audio & Video Commentaries to Amplify Youth Voice (2-part Workshop)
Online workshop (2 parts): September 21 & 23, 4-6pm PDT
Tackle Election 2020 issues with your middle and high school students with the Let’s Talk About Election 2020 youth media challenge. Join KQED, the National Writing Project, and PBS Newshour Student Reporting Labs for a 2-part online workshop to learn about the challenge, civic commentary, and how to create your own short audio or video commentary. 
Water Education Resources

Featured Local Resource:

Water Education 
Looking for relevant local content for your Pre-K-12 students? You find will many useful resources in this collection to engage your students in the study of water in the desert: videos, games, graphs to interpret, activity books, art projects and study, and more, courtesy of Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens.

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

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