PBS Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines, including civics lessons

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Join Laila Hirschfeld with PBS, Paula Hill with PBS Learning Media, educator Ashley Judd and Share My Lesson for a discussion on a new planning kit designed to help with the new school routines.

Available on Demand

Educators. We just saw a meme that said if 2020 were a bag of potato chips, the flavor would be orange juice and toothpaste! Joking aside, we know this is a rough, uncertain school year, and we’re thrilled to provide supplemental materials to support you, no matter what your return to school or new school routine looks like. We have created an eight-week planning kit filled with relevant resources, free professional learning opportunities and support for your students’ families, which we will review in this one-hour webinar.

This series will discuss how to use the Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines. The kits are intended to help teachers plan ahead, using media as the basis for lessons in your classroom, whether you’re teaching virtually or in person. We have connected many of our resources to live broadcast opportunities to help make the learning accessible to students who do not have internet connectivity. We’ll also use the time to take a brief tour of the PBS LearningMedia website, which offers thousands of free, standards-aligned resources.

Finally, we’ll highlight dozens of great resources and lessons you can use with your students—regardless of grade level—about the importance of civic engagement and the upcoming election. We hope you’ll join us, and also provide feedback about how we can continue to support you and your teaching practice.This webinar is for teachers of all grades: preK-12.

Be on the lookout for our future webinars highlighting our Teacher Planning Kits for New School Routines:

  • Sprint 2 Webinar: November 12, 2020
  • Sprint 3 Webinar: January 14, 2021
  • Sprint 4 Webinar: March 21, 2021
  • Sprint 5 Webinar: May 6, 2021



Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

On Demand version is available in closed captioning in English and Spanish.

Original Air Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

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September 2020
September 2020
9/17/2020 Very good Professional Development. Materials and lesson to introduce children to voting. Lesson can be linked to google classroom and other platforms like flip grid. Great source for Social Studies and other research projects.
September 2020
Great presentation - quick, informative, enthusiastic presenters and will help you and your scholars!
September 2020
Very informative.
September 2020
Lots of resources
September 2020
Lots of information provided. Will do some exploring of the resources on the PBS learning media website on my own but I feel that this was a nice introduction.
September 2020
Awesome overview of the items available in your teacher dashboard and how to navigate the learning media. Real examples of how to use in the classroom were valuable.
September 2020
The content was very interesting but there were so many technical issues. It kept logging me off the program and the video was not showing. I was very disappointed. There were many participants having the same issues throughout the presentation.
September 2020
Very useful information. Also excited to learn that it can connect t Google Classroom!
September 2020
Content was great, however, it was a little confusing to get all the pop-ups going correctly. After figuring that out, it seemed much better. I was in the middle of filling out the survey at the end of the presentation when it was cut off, so I was unable to submit the survey. The presenters were fantastic and knowledgeable in their area of expertise. Very good lesson...too bad it was only one hour!
September 2020
Very good verbally, although the technical side was not that great. Slides did not always show, nor did the surveys/polls. The presenters were knowledgeable and personable.
September 2020
Lots of great information especially on the set up of the website, variety of ways to search and incorporation with google classroom. Thanks so much!
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September 2020
Very informative. This is a game changer for my school who is fully virtual right now.
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September 2020
Helpful in assigning to Google Classroom
September 2020
very thoughtful, well organized