PD For Me Workshops

Prairie Public is pleased to announce a series of short (1-2 hour) workshops for teachers. Perfect additions to any cafeteria professional development plan, all workshops are FREE and cover a variety of resources, tech tips, and best-practices presented by area teachers. Join us in person at the Prairie Public station in Fargo where noted; all of the workshops are also available via webinar, so there’s no need to travel for great professional development. All times listed are Central Time (CT). Check out the upcoming session descriptions below then register for the workshops that interest you, using the links provided. Missed a webinar?  No worries; check out our webinar video collection for easy PD in your PJs.





February Workshops

2/15/18 @ Noon – Tell Them We Are Rising, Speaker:  Director, Stanley Nelson 1.5 hours (1 hour doc + 30 minute Q&A) ***Webinar Only***

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

This webinar is provided by PBS. Click here to Register


2/15/18  @ 4pm – Pinkalicious: Free Resources, Apps, & Ideas for Engagement (PK – 1)Pink SS

Join Prairie Public for a sneak-peak at PBS’s newest animated feature, Pinkalicious and Peterrific. Based on the best-selling Pinkalicious book series by Victoria Kann, PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC encourages kids to engage in the creative arts and self-expression, covering areas such as music, dance and visual arts. This workshop includes a screening of the show as well as hands-on FREE lessons and games for use in the classroom or at home. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.

This workshop is provided by Prairie Public. Click here to Register


2/20/18 @ 4pm – Google Go-Tos (K-12)

Quick tips and tricks to make the most of your Google Tools.  Power up your Google slides with animations and built-in interactives for formative assessments, save time & paper with Docs & Classroom, learn some simple tricks for tracking student group work, make the most of Sheets & Forms, and more.  Submit your Google questions prior to the workshop for answers and share your favorite Google tricks. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.

This workshop is provided by Prairie Public. Click here to Register 


2/22/18 @ 6pm – Learning with PBS KIDS: Playful Learning with Technology ***Webinar Only***

This webinar is provided by PBS. Click here to Register


March Workshops

 3/1/18 @ 6 – 7pm PBS LearningMedia 101 (All grades, all content areas) ***Webinar Only***

Expand your digital toolkit and discover how PBS LearningMedia and its collection of over 120K standards-aligned resources can be integrated into meaningful learning experiences for your students.

This webinar is provided by PBS.Click here to Register 


3/6/18 @ 4pm – Media Literacy: Inquiry, Engagement, Empowerment (7 – 12, all content areas) 

Empower students, spark critical thinking, and engage with meaningful topics. Whether you’re practicing the craft of research, studying current events, mastering debate, or tackling myriad other topics, this session will give you ideas on how to engage your learners with quality content. ABOVE THE NOISE is a show that cuts through the hype and takes a deeper look at the research behind controversial and trending topics in the news while THE LOWDOWN is a curated resource of hot topics featuring content from around the web.  Both allow students to connect safely with other students across the US, elevating their learning to real-world interactions. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these resources.

This workshop is provided by Prairie Public. Click here to Register


3/13/13 @ 4pm – Writer’s Workshop: Narrative Collaboration with Storybird (K – 12) 

Tired of hearing “How many sentences do I need?”  Or “How many pages do I have to have?”  Inspire a love for writing with Storybird and turn your classroom into a collaborative writer’s workshop.  Learn the basics of Storybird and hear how two teachers in Ashley, ND are empowering 3rd and 10th grade writing to work together in an innovative collaborative writing process. Bring your own device (laptop, iPad, etc) to maximize these amazing resources.

Presenter: Jessica Schmidt As a 15-year veteran teacher, Jessica currently inspires 3rd graders to take control of their learning using strategic technology tools and interactive strategies that engage and energize.

Presenter: Wendy Bichler A high school English teacher in her second year at Ashley, Wendy sparks a love of writing with topics and tools that connect to her students.  As THE high school English teacher, Wendy excels at adapting content for 7th to 12th graders in order to differentiate for every learner.

This workshop is provided by Prairie Public. Click here to Register


3/19/18 @ 3:15pm – Music & Movement to Maximize Learning (K-5)

Use the power, energy, and FUN of music and movement to engage your students and deepen content mastery.  Whether you consider yourself musical or tone deaf, these tried and proven techniques are easily incorporated into a variety of lessons.  From simple tech (GoNoodle) to easy flexible seating ideas, from songs that help teach key concepts to kinesthetic movements that reinforce content, learn the myriad ways to maximize learning with music and movement.

Presenter:Cheryl Bombenger teaches 3rd Grade at Clara Barton Elementary in Fargo.  With 20+ years in the classroom, Cheryl utilizes the power of flexible seating, STEAM resources, music, movement, and a variety of technology tools to enhance her teaching and engage her learners.

This workshop is provided by Prairie Public. Click here to Register

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