Educational Outreach Activities & Resources
Building on the strength of PBS programs, KUED provides a number of community activities and services to involve parents, teachers, caregivers, librarians and educational non-profit partners such as museums as educational and resource partners to empower children for success in school and in life.
KUED’s free workshops provide simple, substantive training for parents, early childhood care providers and k-2 educators KUED Ready To Learn presenters offer workshops to more than 4,000 parents this year, and many are offered bilingually. Most workshops target at-risk children and families in Salt Lake County through Salt Lake City School District and Davis County Title I schools and the Salt Lake Community Action Program (CAP) Head Start.
KUED distributes a free book to every attendee of a workshop – approximately 500 books per month. The media literacy and education resource workshops address a host of early childhood education issues, including child development, coping with feelings, cultures, families, geography, health care and hygiene, overcoming fears, parenting, media literacy, music, nutrition, safety and self esteem.
This partnership with Utah public libraries and community groups promotes literacy among 3,000+ children each year. The three-week marathon will take place in November 2008 in conjunction with National Children’s Book Week. As a reward for children who reach their reading goals, a Super Reader Party was held at the Utah State Fair Park in January 2008. At the Party, children received free books and participate in fun, educational activities, while parents received free PBS literacy and educational resources. Outside the metro area, KUED provides mini-grants to support marathon activities in rural libraries across the state. This year’s theme is “Be Curious with Curious George.”
This annual awards ceremony honors, in collaboration with the Utah PTA and Utah Education Association, six Utah educators and two exceptional volunteers. The hour-long broadcast program features the awards ceremony and includes video profiles of each winner. The profiles present the classrooms and teaching styles of each recipient, and include comments from students and peers. Awards are historically presented by Utah’s Governor and First Lady. KUED hosts an evening reception honoring the six educators and volunteers after the recording of the ceremony at the Eccles Broadcast Center on the University of Utah campus.
KUED serves as a promotion station for the nationally developed and U.S Dept of Education funded PBS Teachers and Teacherline services available to educators nationwide.
In any school district, the administrator’s goal is to achieve academic excellence in three areas: the curriculum, the teachers, and the students. Innovative teachers who master the curriculum excel in the classroom. They integrate new approaches into standards-based lessons that engage students’ interest and yield positive outcomes.
PBS TeacherLine provides PreK–12 teachers with high quality, standards- and research-based professional development, facilitated in a supportive, online environment.
Teacherline courses offer educators challenging, in-depth learning experiences that boost student achievement. Administrators praise our comprehensive approach to professional development because
- Meets NCLB requirements
- Aligns with local standards
- Saves districts time and money
- Improves classroom performance practices
- Increases job satisfaction and retention
Learn about the many lesson plans, resources and program content that can be used to engage your students and enrich your students learning experience. From science programming like NOVA and History Detectives to children’s early literacy programs like Super Why and Between the Lions there is a lesson plan or resource that can be customized for your classroom use. Browse the site, customize your own Teacher’s page and subscribe to a personalized feed that informs you of upcoming programs and content within your instructional field. There is something for every educator at PBS Teachers. Don’t forget to bookmark KUED’s Teachers blog page for events and services happening in Utah and subscribe to our Facebook page for new lesson plans and programs for your classroom
“Public television's primary mission is to inform and inspire the American public with multi-platform content of unparalleled educational quality. PBS is dedicated to providing you, your students and their families with resources that transform teaching and learning. Through our local stations' outreach, our program producers, and our online efforts like PBS Teachers, we will sustain and enhance the role that teachers play in our children's lives.” Paula Kerger, President and CEO PBS.