Education News

PBS Kids Play and Learn Science App Launched

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

January 19, 2018

Play with shadows, control the weather, roll and slide objects down a ramp, choose the best materials for an umbrella – all while building science inquiry skills and learning core science concepts. The games in the app encourage kids to see the science in their world. They are intentionally designed to serve as catalysts for […]

Learning with PBS KIDS: Exploring Arts & Creativity with Pinkalicious

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

January 17, 2018

This teacher professional development event will explore arts and creativity themes and feature a discussion about how to integrate creative activities into curriculum. Attendees will also catch a first look at our new PBS KIDS show Pinkalicious and Peterrific, premiering on February 19. Based on the best-selling HarperCollins Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, this […]

Scratch Jr. Resources Available Free Online

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

December 20, 2017

Ready to explore creative coding for young children? PBS LearningMedia now has all the tools you need to host your own workshop for kids and families.

Empowering Families to Learn Together with Ready-to-Learn Workshops

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

December 6, 2017

This series of workshops, made possible through the Ready-to-Learn grant, helps support families’ development of STEM skills through hands-on creative activities that utilize PBS KIDS’ award-winning media content. Families learn about such topics as mixtures, force and motion, and structures.

Visit the KET Media Lab and your travel costs are covered

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 29, 2017

Thanks to a grant from the Kentucky Department of Education, KET is offering travel reimbursement for media arts workshops at the KET Media Lab during the 2017-2018 school year.

Celebrating Science and Tech at Louisville S.T.E.A.M. Day

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

November 28, 2017

KET participated in a celebration of science and technology at Louisville S.T.E.A.M. Day. Over 2,000 families attended the event that featured dance parties, rock painting, Minecraft, concrete making and more. The day was made a success by the contributions of all the sponsors including: Louisville Public Library, Kentucky Science Center, The Gheens Science Hall and Rauch […]

Kids and Screens…the Debate Continues

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

November 27, 2017

Common Sense Media has released a new report on children’s media use, The Common Sense Census: Media Use by Kids Age Zero to Eight 2017, which sheds light on the amount of time children spend with media and the types of screens and content they are using.

Teaming Up to Get Kids Kindergarten Ready

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, KET Education Staff

October 18, 2017

The KET team pulled from its Ready To Learn resources and experiences to help create a framework for what would become the First 5 Lex – Read, Talk, and Play program. By encouraging parents and other care-givers to interact more with kids through simple, everyday learning interactions, a foundation for success in school can be established well before they step into their first classroom.

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