Mar
5
Thu
2020
Save The Date: March 5, 2020 – KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Mar 5 @ 7:30 am – 3:00 pm
Save The Date:  March 5, 2020 - KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference @ The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Mark your calendars for KCPT’s K-12 Technology Conference on March 5, 2020.

This annual conference is for teachers, administrators, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. The day-long professional opportunity includes speakers and hands-on learning with more sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.

Registration opens December, 2019. Visit KCPT Education to connect with KCPT’s Education newsletter and Facebook group or contact Gary Brock for more information and updates.

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.

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.