Mar
5
Thu
2020
KCPT K-12 Technology Conference 2020: Future of Education @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
KCPT K-12 Technology Conference 2020: Future of Education @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

KCPT’s annual Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This professional development opportunity offers a full schedule of sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.

Session 1 – What’s Next?! The Future of Educational Technolgy is now closed

Session 5 – Teaching Students to Become Their own Teachers is now closed

Register online
View the full schedule of Sessions and Descriptions

Mar
12
Thu
2020
Using Blocks in the Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT Public Television
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Using Blocks in the Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT Public Television | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Blocks are universal play materials, they are found in preschool classrooms around the globe. There is a great deal of research documenting the benefits of playing with blocks; consistently showing that block play supports the development of mathematical thinking, social skills, abstract thinking, creativity, and most recently literacy.  However, despite this evidence, block play remains largely a limited “choice” activity.  This session will explore what is learned when children play in the block area, what should or might be included and the 10 things NAEYC says that children learn from block play.

Presenter:  Nancy Heathman, Early Education and Professional Development Specialist – The Family Conservancy

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Participants will earn two clock hours and a light meal will be provided.

Please contact the organizer to register for this event – gbrock@kcpt.org

Mar
31
Tue
2020
The Gene: A KC Town Hall @ Kansas City University | Academic Center
Mar 31 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Gene: A KC Town Hall @ Kansas City University | Academic Center | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns trains his camera lens on the greatest detective story ever told: The quest to decipher the master code of instructions that makes and defines humans. Be among the first to see extended excerpts of Burns’ upcoming four-hour documentary, The Gene: An Intimate History, coming to Kansas City PBS this April.

The film follows the identification of the first genes that cause human illnesses like cancer and Cystic Fibrosis through to stunning breakthroughs that are changing our understanding of how genes impact heredity, disease and behavior.

Immediately following the screening, KCPT’s Nick Haines facilitates a local conversation about who benefits and who is left behind by genetic research with ethicists, researchers, medical students, patients and the community. This Town Hall conversation will be recorded and broadcast around Ken Burns’ “The Gene” on KCPT.

The Gene: A KC Town Hall is a partnership between KCPT, The Center for Practical Bioethics and Kansas City University.

This is a limited engagement event, please register now to confirm your seat.
May
14
Thu
2020
Building Connections with Children for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building Connections with Children for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

When a new child enters the classroom, how do you start establishing a connection with that student? Trust takes time with anyone, as it does a child with an adult. Learn strategies to build, maintain, and continue to build connections with the children in your class.

Presenter:  Carol Ayres, Early Education and Professional Development Specialist – The Family Conservancy

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation

Participants will earn two clock hours and a light meal will be provided.

Please contact the organizer to register for this event – gbrock@kcpt.org