Free Webinars and Tools for Early Learning Educators

PBS SoCal is hosting a series of professional development webinars for teachers to support families learning at home. We also compiled a list of free resources for educators.

At-Home Learning: PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Below are digital resources you can access to continue learning at home.

It probably goes without saying that most educators did not expect to be in this position — teaching their students from afar for an extended period.

PBS SoCal is hosting a series of professional development webinars that will provide teachers with resources and strategies to support families with new educational opportunities for at-home learning. We recognize that the success of your students depends on all of us (community organizations, educators, and parents) working together and we’re committed to providing you with resources and training to ensure an equitable and inclusive distance learning experience for your students.

Intro Webinar: At-Home Resources for Continued Distance Learning

This 30-minute intro webinar provides an overview of PBS SoCal’s At-Home Learning resources, PBS LearningMedia, and other PBS KIDS resources for early learning educators. You may view a recording of this webinar here or register to attend a live session on Thursdays at 10 am PDT. This webinar is the same every week. Click here to register.

Weekly Webinar Series: Strategies for Continued Distance Learning

This weekly webinar series provides content and techniques for engaging in distance learning with media and technology. Join every Friday at 10 a.m. PDT for a 60-minute deep dive into a weekly theme and demonstrations of hands-on activities that can be replicated at home. This webinar series covers a new topic every week such as Science, English Language Development (ELA), Math, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and integration of learning technologies for distance learning.

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May 7, 14, 21 & 28: Intro Webinar
May 1: Literacy and Social Studies with Molly of Denali and Let’s Go Luna!
May 8: Science Inquiry and Engineering Design at Home
May 15: Fun and Engaging Math with EDC
May 22: Navigating the Digital World with Early Learners (SEL) Social-Emotional Learning
May 29: Introduction to Media and Technology Integration
June 5: Integrating Technology with Science, ELA, Math and Fun!
June 12: Integrating Technology with Social Studies and Writing

graphic of a student holding a tablet showing math equationsIn addition, we have compiled a list of free and Spanish bilingual resources and tools to help early learning educators provide learning opportunities for families and students.

Online Resources

  • At-Home Learning offers broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum.
    PBSLearningMedia provides free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.
    PBS KIDS offers engaging and interactive content for young children, including educational games, streaming videos, and activities from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows.
    PBS KIDS LEARN provides learning resources to help make the most of PBS KIDS content and support children’s learning every day.

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