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Playful Learning for Educators
The PBS KIDS Playful Learning for Educators professional learning series is designed for educators of children ages 3-8. The goal is to empower educators with the tools, skills, and confidence to bring similar media-rich, play-based, and learner-centered experiences into their own environments and communities.

What do the workshops cover?


Introduction Playful Learning with Media(3 hours), Session 1, introduces how PBS KIDS content can support early learning objectives and knowledge goals when integrated into playful learning experiences.

Integrating Media into Your Teaching Practice (3 hours), through scaffolded activities in Session 2, educators will explore how PBS KIDS content can deepen children’s understanding of concepts across content areas.

Inquiry Practices with The Cat in the Hat (3 hours), Session 3 focuses on scientific inquiry, curiosity and creativity-building while engaging with PBS KIDS content.

The Engineering Design Process with Ruff Ruffman (3 hours), Session 4 provides educators with an opportunity to work their way through the full Engineering process in a hands-on, playful, collaborative and contextually meaningful way using Ruff Ruffman.
PBS KIDS Writers Contest
PBS KIDS Edcamp is a FREE, unique, participant-driven, “unconference" for early childhood educators. Session topics are generated by educators on the day of the Edcamp.

Come with ideas about what you want to discuss and learn, and together with your peers, decide what topics will be covered! Expertise is derived from collective and collaborative conversation.

What to expect:

1. Participant-Driven
Educators choose what they want to discuss and what they want to learn.

2. Free to Attend
There are no fees associated with attending an Edcamp. All educators are welcome.

3. Experience Not Experts
All educator experiences are equally valued and respected. The Edcamp model taps into the wealth of experiences by providing a space for educators to share their ideas and thoughts with each other. Sessions have no formal leader.

4. Rule of Two Feet
If educators want to explore multiple topics or are not getting the professional learning they hoped for in a session, they are free and encouraged to move on to another session.