Jan
10
Thu
2019
Using the A in STEAM for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Using the A in STEAM for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

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

Feb
28
Thu
2019
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
2019 K-12 Technology Conference: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate Your Classroom @ Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

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.

View the Session Listings.

Mar
14
Thu
2019
Making Math an Integral Part of Early Language and Literacy in Your Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Making Math an Integral Part of Early Language and Literacy in Your Classroom for Early Childhood Providers @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States
Young children’s successful development of early math skills is directly linked to daily opportunities and experiences with language and concepts of math.
Join us to discover strategies to enhance children’s development of skills related to number concepts, number operations, geometry and spatial sense, comparison, measurement and patterns integrated with ongoing early language and literacy development.
Presenter:  Terrell Mann, Pre-K Master Coach
The Literacy Lab

 

May
9
Thu
2019
Bridging The Generational Gap in Early Education Programs @ KCPT
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bridging The Generational Gap in Early Education Programs @ KCPT | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

We all know and expect that each child will be a unique individual and we design our classrooms and our teaching to support and embrace all children. Yet, when it comes to adults, one of the hardest things is to know ourselves well; The next hardest thing is to work with those who are different from us… And we are ALL different! This session will look at some of the generational differences among workers. For the first time in American history there are three generations in our workforce, born in different eras and working together in an ever-changing workplace. How can we learn from one another and create workplaces of learning and collaboration? How is a leader to manage all of these different expectations?

Leanne Hilligas, Early Care and Education Training Coordinator, Nancy Heathman, Early Care and Education Specialist – The Family Conservancy

 

Participants will earn 2 clock hours for either Missouri or Kansas. 

A light dinner will be provided.  Doors open at 6:00 PM

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