Jun
19
Wed
2019
Communicating Across Differences: Exploring Multiple Identities @ KCPT
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Communicating Across Differences: Exploring Multiple Identities @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Engaging in dialogue with those who are different than us is becoming more and more common and in a world where language continues to evolve, navigating the social landscape is becoming more challenging. Participants will engage in an identity mapping exercise designed to explore the different ways our socialization leads us to view the world and influences how we interact with those similar and different from us. Understanding how we think about and discuss our identities and how our unconscious biases manifest is the first step towards mindfulness and self-awareness.

Presenter:  Tabari A. Coleman, MPA
Education Director, ADL Heartland

Oct
10
Thu
2019
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators @ KCPT Public Television
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Preparing Parents to Stay Engaged with Their Child’s Educators @ KCPT Public Television  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

What can we do to improve children’s educational experiences and gains? One great answer is family engagement.

This training workshop will focus heavily on developing innovative techniques attendees can use to engage hard-to-serve families and parents, while using community resources to help families meet personal needs and stabilize the household.

Participants will earn two clock hours, and food will be provided.

Presenter: Phyllis Harris, President at Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC
Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

Jan
9
Thu
2020
Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal From Traumatic Events @ KCPT Public Television
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal From Traumatic Events @ KCPT Public Television  | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

One in four children in the United States will experience an event that may cause physical, emotional or psychological distress and may threaten their safety, health and happiness in big and lasting ways. But with the latest research, the power of healing relationships (and a little help from Big Bird), these experiences do not have to define a child’s life. This session will provide an overview about trauma and how it impacts the developing young child. We will explore how it impacts the developing young child. We will explore how the Street in Communities resources can help adults navigate this difficult period in a child’s life and promote hope and healing.

Presenter:  Ann Thomas, President CEO The Children’s Place

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

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

 

 

 

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation.

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

Registration is now closed.

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 1 – System 5 – Get Connected with Mad Science is now closed

Session 4 – Podcasting with Google is now closed

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


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

Apr
2
Thu
2020
Webinar: The Learning Continues: Educating Your Kids At Home When You’re Not A Teacher
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Webinar: The Learning Continues: Educating Your Kids At Home When You’re Not A Teacher

Nearly all parents and caregivers suddenly find themselves in the unique role of “at-home teacher.” It can be challenging— for everyone. Don’t fear. Gary Brock, Director of Education at Kansas City PBS and his team, leads this webinar on Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m. They will break down easy ways for parents to keep kids engaged and share resources from PBS Learning Media and other trusted sources. They will also review how to establish a routine at home, how to manage stress and expectations, and go over what is most important for kids to continue learning while they’re at home.

Hosted by the KC Chamber

 

Apr
22
Wed
2020
You Matter Most: Self Care for Caregivers during COVID-19 @ Zoom Webinar from KC Chamber
Apr 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
You Matter Most: Self Care for Caregivers during COVID-19 @ Zoom Webinar from KC Chamber

This webinar is free to attend.
Join Zoom meeting(link is external)
Meeting ID: 931 5675 4437
A password will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar.

Join by phone:
Dial by your location
  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
Meeting ID: 931 5675 4437

Join our friends at Sesame Street in Communities as they share the importance of self-care during this time of pandemic. Participants will: Be introduced to the SSIC platform and assets featured on SSIC, Explore relevant resources related to the top of Self Care, and Find ways to use these resources in their lives as professionals and parents. When we grow from the support around us, adults in a child’s circle of care model how to take care of people in their lives. 

Apr
29
Wed
2020
Learning through Play During COVID-19 @ KC Chamber Webinar
Apr 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learning through Play During COVID-19 @ KC Chamber Webinar

This webinar is free to attend.
Join Zoom meeting(link is external)
Meeting ID: 960 1219 0907
A password will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar.

Join by phone:
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 960 1219 0907

 

Join our friends at Sesame Street in Communities as they share the importance of self-care during this time of pandemic.  Participants will: Be introduced to the SSIC platform and assets featured on SSIC, Explore relevant resources related to the top of Self Care, and Find ways to use these resources in their lives as professionals and parents.  When we grow from the support around us, adults in a child’s circle of care model how to take care of people in their lives. 

May
14
Thu
2020
Building Connections with Children for Early Childhood Providers @ Zoom Meeting
May 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Building Connections with Children for Early Childhood Providers @ Zoom Meeting | 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:  Susan Owens, Early Education and Professional Development Specialist – The Family Conservancy

Support provided by the Francis Family Foundation

Participants will earn two clock hours. Registration is required.

Registration has closed.

May
19
Tue
2020
Family Engagement – Start Day One @ Zoom Meeting
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Engagement - Start Day One @ Zoom Meeting

We live in the critical times of COVID-19, in which young children and older students are not in early childhood programs or at school. It is important that helpful strategies are used to keep teachers/educators and parents connected and effectively communicating for children’s development and student achievement.

Participants will learn about all the helpful PBS and KCPT programs, esources, and services to ensure they take advantage opportunities that promote family literacy in the home.

Missouri participants will receive 1 hour clock hour through Missouri Child Care Aware

Trainer: Phyllis Harris, President at Pathfinders Professional Development, LLC

Support provided by the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation.

Registration is closed