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PBS LearningMedia Summer Camp

Fun, exploratory resources for you to use as you plan summer fun. July 1, 2021

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs debuts New Mental Health Podcast ‘On Our Minds’ with Noah and Zion

The podcast about youth mental health for teens, by teens, is in partnership with WETA’s Well Beings. May 24, 2021

School IDs to sport hotline for struggling teens

Soon students will know who to call when they have suicidal thoughts just by looking at the back of their ID cards. May 24, 2021

Disrupted: How COVID Changed Education

A community conversation about the issues most important to students and educators during the pandemic. May 19, 2021
Professional Development

The Arizona Collection

A series of learning modules specific to Arizona and the Sonoran Desert. May 3, 2021
Professional Development

Using Media to Know Better, Teach Better

Cultivate critical media literacy skills within your professional practice. February 10, 2021

Priorities laid out by Supt. Hoffman in State of Education address

Hoffman’s annual State of Education address focused largely on the pandemic’s impact on public education. February 8, 2021

State's top educator wants steady funding for education

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman wants lawmakers to dip into the rainy-day fund. February 2, 2021
PBS Kids

Celebrate Black History Month with PBS KIDS

Help your child learn about the Black leaders of yesterday (and today!) February 1, 2021

Arizona schools chief on concerns as pandemic disruptions endure

State Supt. Kathy Hoffman says about 65,000 fewer students are enrolled in public schools than normal. January 25, 2021

Dear Mr. President And Madame Vice President: Teenagers Share Their Hopes For A New Administration

Ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs reached out to middle and high school students across the country to hear directly from them about their hopes for the new administration. January 20, 2021

School in the Time of COVID-19

Examining the physical and mental toll the pandemic has had on teachers, students, and parents. January 18, 2021

Upcoming Events

Media Literacy: Access, Analyze, Create and Act July 27, 2021 - October 5, 2021 In this community of practice model, develop media literacy expertise as you work through self-paced modules create lessons for your students. Sessions take place every two weeks and provide a great opportunity to learn more about audio and video recording, evaluating online resources, safety and privacy, and related topics. Media Literacy: Access, Analyze, Create and Act will provide the opportunity for teachers to work toward Media Literacy Certification through KQED Teach. These free sessions are presented virtually through the Pima County Superintendent’s Office and facilitated by Cheryl Gerken, AZPM Education Outreach Coordinator. Session Dates: July 27, August 10, August 24, September 7, September 21, October 5. 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Strategies to Invite Dialogue September 2, 2021 Are you interested in engaging students in thinking and dialogue in a more creative way? Have you struggled to get students to dive deeper into texts or digital content and move beyond more superficial readings and viewings? Dr. Kathy Short, from the University of Arizona Department of Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies, and Cheryl Gerken, AZPM’s Educational Outreach Coordinator, will facilitate an introduction to reader-response strategies. We will explore practical applications with engaging digital content from PBS LearningMedia, and will share a variety of hands-on and digital tools for educators to use with students. Join us for this free, interactive course where teachers will have the opportunity to explore the Sketch to Stretch strategy in-depth and collaborate with other educators. Presented by Pima County School Superintendent's Office, September 2 from 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
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Mental Health Toolkit

Not Broken An original documentary about young people living with mental illness Lesson PlansLesson plans related to Not BrokenResourcesAdditional mental health resources
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