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Inspire staff and students to be changemakers! Using the World Café brainstorming method, empower staff to identify and address challenges or train teachers to harness their students' problem-solving power through meaningful PBL. This universal training will spark conversations and launch change. (All staff; 2-4 hours)
Build your own tech integration workshop! Pick a topic, like formative assessments, flipped classroom, or movie-making — or choose a specific tool such as Google Classroom, EdPuzzle, or Flipgrid. Then explore the tools and strategize how to integrate tech meaningfully into your classroom and lessons. (PK-12; 60-120+ minutes)
Bring the skills and excitement of coding into your classroom. Scaffold instruction to build students' sequencing and problem-solving skills. These workshops can be designed to support teachers or kids. (K-4, 60-120 minutes)
The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is a simple, effective strategy for generating and prioritizing questions. Learn to use QFT to facilitate inquiry-based learning, stimulate discussions, encourage meaningful research, and create authentic projects. (PK-12; 60 minutes)
Games and Videos
Count and sort with Peg + Cat, practice patience and empathy with Daniel Tiger, learn about science with Cat in the Hat, or explore the great outdoors with Nature Cat. Find these and other great learning tools in the PBS App store. (PK-5)
Sesame Street Toolkits
Sesame Street Toolkits provide opportunities for adults to to talk with kids about difficult topics. Kits are available to support conversations about: divorce, incarceration, eating well, autism, grief, healthy teeth, and more. For a full list, visit sesamestreet.org/toolkits. (PK-6)
Every parent can use a little extra support now and then, especially while their kids transition between age groups. With games and activities, nutrition information, and advice from parenting experts, PBS Parents has FREE resources to help parents continue the learning at home. For more details, go to pbs.org/parents. (PK-5)
Sesame Street in Communities
Sesame Street in Communities builds on a decades-long commitment to addressing kids’ developmental, physical, and emotional needs. The site provides free training videos, webinars, forums, and resources for childcare providers and parents. Visit sesamestreetincommunities.org.