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Integrating media and technology can be a challenge, especially for distance learning. As your local public media station, we are committed to providing early childhood educators with resources and strategies to support families and students with new educational opportunities for at-home learning. Join us every week to develop the skills necessary to select, use, and integrate technology for learning.

Register for Upcoming Webinars

When: Every Thursday starting February 4 through March 4 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm PSTPBS SoCal’s Media Mentor program is designed to empower early learning educators to become media mentors for their students and families. The program is composed of five subject-specific professional development webinars that incorporate education, practice, and family engagement components for technology and media integration and evaluation. Register here.

When: Every Thursday starting March 11 through April 8 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm PSTIn this 5-week series, PBS SoCal will collaborate with thought leaders in each area of the STEAM acronym, starting with science and continuing on to include technology, engineering, art, and math. Each week will include a 60-minute training around the specific topic, and inclusion of PBS KIDS resources to share with your virtual or in person classrooms. Register here.

When: Every first Wednesday of the month | 4:00pm - 4:30pm PSTOn the first Wednesday of the month, PBS SoCal will host a 30-minute resource webinar that covers the different platforms available to early learning educators, as well as information and resources for lesson planning with PBS KIDS. Register here.

When: Every third Thursday of the month | 6:00pm - 7:00pm PSTJoin PBS SoCal for an hour of relaxation, reflection and celebration of another month of distance/flex learning! Educators have the opportunity to connect with one another, decompress and have fun while receiving PBS goodies for them and their classrooms. Register here.

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Educator Tools and Resources

In addition, early learning educators can find free and resources and tools to provide learning opportunities for families and students using the PBS KIDS Digital Boxes.

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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