Whether you are a classroom teacher, a school administrator, a curriculum specialist, or the director of an out-of-school time program, you’ll find resources to help you effectively use educational media to build math and literacy skills in young children.
Si usted es un maestro, un administrador escolar, un especialista en currículo, o el director de un programa fuera de la escuela, usted encontrará recursos para ayudarle a utilizar eficazmente los medios educativos para construir habilidades de matemáticas y alfabetización en los niños pequeños.
These five-day thematic, multimedia activity plans designed for afterschool programs can be implemented in just about 20 minutes each day. Practice and build math skills with PBS KIDS daily or weekly.
A seven-week multimedia experience that includes a curriculum for one parent engagement meeting each week as well as a weekly curriculum of home-based family activities.
The Program Evaluation Toolkit was developed by Education Development Center (EDC) and SRI International (SRI) to help public media education and engagement professionals and their partners understand, measure, and improve on how PBS KIDS resources are used in out-of-school-time (OST) programs serving young children. It also can enable stations to better share the story of their work with families and other community members and describe their impact to funders. Going beyond selected anecdotes to systematically collect and present data allows public media stations to make and support claims about whether PBS KIDS projects with partners work and why, and to identify which elements of the projects require improvement.
The toolkit has the following main components:
- A quality framework provides a set of research-based indicators of quality-specific practices, features, and resources associated with high-quality and positive outcomes in OST programming.
- Five data collection tools designed for gathering data on topics aligned to the quality framework. These tools include surveys and interview guides to use with families and program staff, as well as a worksheet to guide observation of projects in action.
- Guidance on how to use the data collection tools and analyze report results.
Below you'll find a variety of resources to help teach children about shapes, as well as an educator's guide under the Support section. Join Peg the Bold and Brave Sir Cat as they investigate 2D and 3D shapes in the Magic Forest. This unit includes class activities, related video clips, online games, and activities to extend the learning at home.
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