People making history
Each addition to the Wisconsin Biographies project is developed in partnership with our PBS Wisconsin Education Innovators.
PBS Wisconsin Education released three new additions to Wisconsin Biographies—a collection of free, educational, online resources to enrich grades 3-6 social studies and English language arts curriculum.
Songs of Wisconsin
A partnership between PBS Wisconsin Education and Wisconsin School Music Association
PBS Wisconsin Education and Wisconsin School Music Association added two resources to Re/sound: Songs of Wisconsin—a free multimedia resource designed to help general music educators and learners in grades 4–8 explore the connections between music, culture, and emotion.
Having Lavanyaa Surendar as a musician who is a culture bearer of Indian music is a phenomenal resource. It is exciting to feature Black River Revue from an area of Wisconsin that doesn’t get as much attention musically, and for the teachers in the northern part of the state.
Laurie FellenzWisconsin School Music Association Executive Director
EARLY LEARNING EDUCATOR ENGAGEMENT
Professional development, inspiration and support
A partnership of PBS Wisconsin Education, The Wisconsin Registry and our Education Innovators
PBS Wisconsin Education launched a new early learning webpage to connect educators and early childcare providers with engaging professional development opportunities and high-quality PBS KIDS educational media.
Partnering with local community organizations serving children and families, PBS Wisconsin Education hosted three EdCamp events for early childhood educators in Appleton, Viroqua, and Watertown. An EdCamp is a conference where the agenda is collectively set by attendees to uplift peer-to-peer learning.
MEDIA LITERACY CERTIFICATION
Media literacy supports students’ critical thinking
A partnership of PBS Wisconsin Education, KQED and PBS Wisconsin’s Education Innovators.
PBS Wisconsin Education facilitates a Media Literacy Cohort to support Wisconsin educators working toward their PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification. This year’s cohort included 18 Wisconsin educators, who worked together in pursuit of the required media literacy micro-credentials, including a full-day workshop on video and audio production basics to support student media-making.
Since the Media Literacy Cohort Program began in 2020, 94 Wisconsin educators have participated.
Keeping abreast of issues and tools for media literacy is essential for educators in today’s world. The format made the learning attainable and flexible and allowed for collaboration
2023 Media Literacy Cohort Participant