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
9
Mon
2020
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.

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

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
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.
Apr
13
Mon
2020
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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
16
Thu
2020
Tommy Emmanuel @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
Tommy Emmanuel @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Arguably the greatest living acoustic guitar player and recognized as the elite of the elite, Certified Guitar Player and two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel delivers a dazzling performance with flair, unforgettable showmanship, flawless guitar skills and a voluminous repertoire that never fails to amaze and engage his fans. To date, he plays hundreds of sold-out shows every year, from Nashville to Sydney to London.

Joining Emmanuel on tour is Joe Robinson, a self-taught virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter whose six-string ability and compositional insight have earned him a worldwide following.

Call 1-888-203-1747 or complete the form below to make your contribution for your tickets in support of Kansas City PBS. You can also make a contribution to KCPT for Emmanuel’s Accomplice One (2018) album or Heart Songs (2019), featuring collaborations with Jason Isbell, J.D. Simo, Amanda Shires, Certified Guitar Player John Knowles and more, in CD format.

View our seating chart for KCPT ticket offer locations. Tickets provided in partnership with AEG Presents.

Apr
25
Sat
2020
The Fab Four in Concert @ The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Fab Four in Concert @ The Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Kansas City PBS is pleased to offer you this exclusive opportunity to see The Fab Four perform live in concert at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in this KCPT and The Fab Four.  Tickets are no longer available through KCPT.  Please check back for future opportunities to continue supporting KCPT!

Click here to purchase tickets directly from the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland or call 1-888-929-7849 to purchase tickets by phone. 

With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of the Beatle’s classics, the Fab Four will make you think you are back in time rockin’ with John, Paul, George and Ringo! With The Fab Four on stage, you’ll hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,” “Hey Jude” and many more!

May
11
Mon
2020
KCPT KIDS In Your Neighborhood @ Kansas City Public Library: Lucile H. Bluford Branch
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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.

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