WNED’s ThinkBright and PBS are teaming up to present a free professional development workshop and learning opportunity for all those who support children’s literacy, including educators, librarians and parents.
The PBS KIDS Raising Readers Community Literacy Forum takes placeTuesday, June 3, from 8:30 am to 3 pm, in the WNED Studios, 140 Lower Terrace, in downtown Buffalo.
Participants will learn about dynamic, high quality, research-based resources that are part of the PBS KIDS Raising Readers initiative. The effort harnesses the combined power of PBS KIDS television programs, related multimedia content and community activities to strengthen the reading skills of children ages 2-8.
Speakers from PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and several new educational children’s programs will present information about how this innovative initiative is being implemented across the country and right here in Buffalo.
Keynote speaker Jayne James, executive director of Ready to Learn (CPB), will present “Literacy 360 and the New Ready to Learn Service.” Other sessions address:
- Many Screens, Many Visions: A Cross Platform Approach to Community Literacy
- New Television Series that Teach Reading
- How to Make PBS KIDS Raising Readers Work for Your Organization
- and much more!
Lunch is provided and each participant receives a free educational resource packet. RSVP (by Wednesday, May 28) to Colleen Adams, WNED Education Content Manager, (716) 845-7000, ext. 344.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970 The Information Station, the member-supported Western New York Public Broadcasting Association provides high quality programming and services that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate our communities. Additional information about ThinkBright can be found at www.thinkbright.org.
ThinkBright is a dynamic family of digital learning services, including ThinkBright Online, ThinkBright TV and various TV content and outreach initiatives. Made possible through the generous founding support of The John R. Oishei Foundation, Thinkbright is presented by WNED and its founding partners, including Buffalo Public Schools, Erie 1 BOCES/WNY Regional Information Center, UB’s Center for Applied Technologies in Education (CATE); the Buffalo Education Channel 21; and Time Warner Cable.