When parents and families support child development and student achievement, promising and positive outcomes are more apt to occur. Understand the difference between parental involvement and family engagement and learn methodologies and practices to use in your everyday work with children aged preschool through 12th grade and families. Participants will work together in groups to build family engagement plans and framework ideas for their programs and schools.
The care and support of early childhood providers can make a huge difference in the life of a young child. Sesame Street in Communities has developed activities and tips to help children overcome adversity and thrive, with hundreds of bilingual multi-media tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.
Learn about the free resources Sesame Street in Communities provides to caregivers to support them in areas of health and wellness, social-emotional skills, school’s readiness, and more and how to use them with families and children ages 0-6 at this free workshop.
Early childhood educators, faith-based leaders, and health care providers are encouraged to register for this free event. Breakfast is provided and attendees may earn up to three free clock hours. This workshop is for adults only.
Session 2: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds: Getting Kids Moving so They Can Thrive in the Classroom is closed -please select another choice.
Session 3: Help, Hope and Healing: How to Help Young Children Heal form Traumatic Events is closed – please select another choice.
The marginalization of Native Americans wasn’t simply a crime of our country’s distant, unenlightened past. The documentary Dawnland chronicles the effort in one state, Maine, to come to terms with a practice that endured through most of the 20th century, when welfare workers removed Wabanaki children from their families and placed them in foster care – presuming that assimilation into white society would improve their quality of life and offer them a better future.
Join KCPT for a free screening and discussion of the film at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Saturday, November 3 at 2 p.m.
Efforts to marginalize Native Americans and their culture could not diminish their transformational impact on popular music, from the Delta blues and jazz to present-day hip-hop. Native artists such as electric guitar pioneer Link Wray, whose instrumental hit “Rumble” was banned from radio, and Jimi Hendrix, who was part Cherokee, forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll.
The prize-winning documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World celebrates their influence, drawing perspective from a succession of stars – Robbie Robertson, Quincy Jones, Jackson Brown, Iggy Pop, Slash, Steven Tyler, and others – who knew them, played with them, and were inspired by them.
Join Kansas City PBS and The Bridge 90.9 for a screening and conversation with local indigenous artists at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Thursday, January 10th. All Native band, The Red and Blues, will perform during a reception beginning at 6 p.m.
S.T.E.M-based curriculum brings forth creativity in the child. Adding the A helps build the foundation of science-related knowledge, using the arts to encourage children to express their ideas in a wide variety of creative ways. See how the A in S.T.E.A.M. will tie to the Early Learning Standards and enhance the classroom creativity!
Kelly Carroll, Early Care and Education Specialist, The Family Conservancy
Join Kansas City PBS and Strange Days Brewing Company for a watch party of the acclaimed documentary about PBS pioneer Fred Rogers, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wear your best cardigan for our Mister Rogers photo booth, neighborly activities, and of course, Strange Days brews. Bring a new or gently used sweater or cardigan to donate to local people in need (via Synergy Services) and receive half off first full pour.
Attendees under 21 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
In 1956, America announced a new Cold War weapon to combat the U.S.S.R. Jazz musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Dave Brubeck, along with their racially-integrated bands, would cross the globe to counter negative Soviet propaganda about racial inequality in America. But the unfolding Civil Rights movement back home forced these cultural ambassadors into a moral bind — How could they promote a tolerant image of America abroad when equality remained an unrealized dream? The PBS documentary The Jazz Ambassadors is the untold story of America’s coolest weapon in the Cold War and how jazz musicians fought back, winning Civil Rights a voice on the world stage when it needed one most.
Join Park University, the National Archives at Kansas City and Kansas City PBS for a special free screening of the film in the Jenkin and Barbara David Theater within Alumni Hall on the Park University Parkville Campus at 6 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11.
Admission is free, but attendees are requested to RSVP here or call (816) 584-6214.
KCPT’s annual K-12 Technology Conference is for teachers, administrators, computer teachers, media specialists, technology coordinators, curriculum directors and anyone interested in the world of education and engaging students. This daylong professional opportunity includes speakers and hands-on learning with more than 20 sessions designed to empower educators with knowledge and strategies for effectively integrating technology in today’s classrooms.
Augmented Reality Sessions 1 & 4 have been closed.
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For over 30 years, Fred Rogers was beamed daily into homes across America where he and his cast of puppets and friends spoke simply and directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues. There
wasn’t anything like Mister Rogers on TV before and there hasn’t been since.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, looks back on Rogers’ radical legacy of love and kindness. Join KCPT and the Kansas City Public Library for a free screening and honoring Fred Rogers’ commitment to children, a Neighbor Resource Fair before and after the screening with information on local organizations and volunteer opportunities for helping our youngest neighbors.
Please join us for a free reception beginning at 6 p.m. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m. RSVP here.
Join Kansas City PBS, the Midwest Genealogy Center and the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center and Museum for special screening and discussion of the groundbreaking series Finding Your Roots. Local experts will talk about resources, tips and tricks to help you on your genealogy journey.
Genealogists from the Midwest Genealogy Center will help “find the roots,” of a local public figure. The program is proceeded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP here.