PBS KIDS Edcamp Recognizes Need for Peer-to-Peer Teacher Networks
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St. Louis, MO — October 3, 2018 — Nine Network is hosting a free PBS KIDS Edcamp for Early Childhood Educators on Saturday, October 13, from 8:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m., at Nine Network. The camp uses an “unconference” professional development model where participants lead their own learning experiences.
PBS KIDS Edcamp is presented in partnership with St. Louis-based Connected Learning and is free to attendees. Numerous nonprofits that focus on early childhood education will be at the event. The top 10 PBS Early Learning Champion nominees from school districts across the region will be recognized and the winner will be announced at the close of the camp.
The camp’s personalized, participant-driven approach gives educators control over what they learn and fosters a strong sense of community among attendees. Participants propose topics they want to discuss or learn more about, build the agenda, and then choose sessions to attend based on their interests and experiences.
PBS KIDS Edcamp will give these those who work in various learning environments, including informal and childcare settings, an opportunity to share in professional experiences and discuss best practices for fostering early childhood development and kindergarten readiness.
“Those that work with the youngest in our community have a passion for it, but they don’t often get an opportunity to get together for professional development. This is an opportunity designed by teachers for teachers,” says Alex Stallings, Community Engagement Manager, Early Education, Nine Network of Public Media.
Registration at nineNet.org/events.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine Network offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life. Nine’s platforms include four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine PBS KIDS), the Nine Center for Public Engagement, the Public Media Commons, social media, and nineNet.org. Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our vision of a strong and healthy community working together through public media and our mission of Igniting the Spirit of Possibility.