Mar
24
Tue
2020
CANCELED: Diabetes in KC Town Hall Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELED: Diabetes in KC Town Hall Screening and Panel Discussion @ Plexpod Westport Commons | Medallion Theater | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

The safety of our staff and our community is our top priority. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 we have reviewed our upcoming events schedule and in light of the recent ban, by the Mayor’s office, on large-scale events in Kansas City, we have decided to cancel Diabetes in KC Town Hall scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, at 6 p.m.

Our intention is to continue to serve our audiences and partners with minimal disruption. Please continue to watch kcpt.org/events, our social media channels and our email communications for additional updates.


Millions of us live with a silent killer. It’s called diabetes. It claims more lives than cancer and HIV combined. It’s now predicted that one in three children born since 2000 will develop the disease. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness.

Be the first to watch extended excerpts from this timely and comprehensive film, coming to KCPT this April. The documentary reveals new hopes, from the rise of safer and easier medical treatments to new discoveries about lifestyle and environmental factors. Blood Sugar Rising also reports on those taking action to improve diabetes management and prevention.

Immediately following the screening, KCPT’s Nick Haines explores the impact of diabetes in Kansas City with experts on the frontlines of tackling this chronic health condition.

This program is a partnership between KCPT and Health Forward Foundation.

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

The safety of our staff and our community is our top priority. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 we have reviewed our upcoming events schedule and in light of the recent ban, by the Mayor’s office, on large-scale events in Kansas City, we have decided to cancel The Gene: A KC Town Hall scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at 5:30 p.m.

Our intention is to continue to serve our audiences and partners with minimal disruption. Please continue to watch kcpt.org/events, our social media channels and our email communications for additional updates.


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.
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
13
Mon
2020
CANCELED: KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
CANCELED:  KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?

KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.

JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!

SIGN UP for our newsletter and find out about additional events and resources: www.kcpt.org/InYourNeighborhood

Questions? Email kids@kcpt.org.

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
11
Mon
2020
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood has been Canceled @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood has been Canceled @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Are you a parent, family member or neighbor that takes care of a pre-K child? Do you live in the 64128 zip code?

KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood wants to help you prepare your preschooler for Kindergarten with free PBS KIDS resources.

JOIN US on the second Monday of every month at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. We’ll show a PBS KIDS show, demonstrate a pre-K activity and send you home with a bunch of FREE, at-home activities and resources!

SIGN UP for our newsletter and find out about additional events and resources: www.kcpt.org/InYourNeighborhood

Questions? Email kids@kcpt.org.

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

May
29
Fri
2020
Cancelled: KCPT Viking Experience at Union Station @ Union Station Kansas City
May 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled: KCPT Viking Experience at Union Station @ Union Station Kansas City | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

KCPT firmly believes that it is paramount for everyone in our community to pull together and support each other during this challenging time. For the health and safety of our supporters, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the KCPT Viking Experience event scheduled for Friday, May 29 at Union Station.

KCPT is in communication with the staff at Union Station, and we will keep you up-to-date on any new information about the opening of the exhibit later this year.

Thank you for your support of public television. KCPT is proud to serve the Kansas City community, and our intention is to continue to serve our audiences and partners with minimal disruption. Please continue to watch kcpt.org/events, our social media channels and our email communications for additional updates. 

Join KCPT for a members-only evening at Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea at Union Station, the world’s largest touring viking exhibition in the world! Vikings explores beyond the legend and dives into the culture, commerce and technology of vikings! This adventure promises to educate, fascinate and capture the imaginations of every age, including history buffs, armchair adventurers, and the nature enthusiasts among us!

Engage in a behind-the-scenes conversation with the exhibit curator, Peter Pentz,  about the creation of Vikings and explore the latest findings by renowned Danish archaeologists in this 15,000 sq. feet exhibition. Take a journey through the six exhibit galleries to discover the viking way of life as told through more than 650 spectacular artifacts.

The KCPT Viking Experience includes:

  • Private food & beverage reception with KCPT members
  • Behind-the-scenes discussion with the Vikings: Warriors of the North, Giants of the Sea exhibit curator
  • One (1) ticket per person to the KCPT Viking Experience (for use on event date)

KCPT has organized this event in partnership with Union Station Kansas City.