PBS concludes a three part virtual teacher professional development series focused on climate change on October 24. The series introduced educators to high-quality, media-based educational materials giving educators the opportunity to engage in conversation with scientists, film producers, and other educators. One portion of the series  focused specifically on using the tools in PBS LearningMedia to build a lesson or unit using the materials introduced during the other two events.  There is one event left in the series, if interested in attending, register here.

Climate Conversations: Cross-Curricular Connections
Tuesday, October 24th
4- 5 PM PST

Led by the producers of The Island President and An Inconvenient Sequel, this is a cross-curricular professional development opportunity to bring science and social studies educators together to address climate change in their schools. After viewing short clips from both films, educators and filmmakers will engage in a discussion about how communities across the globe are responding to rising sea levels and increasing natural disasters.

Panelists include: Producers, Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen, and 2017 PBS Digital Innovator & Earth Science Teacher, Sebastian Byers. Special chat host, KQED’s own education producer, Lauren Farrar.

Additional Resources:

Clue Into Climate Collection

Learn about the science of climate change–from what greenhouse gases are to how they warm the Earth–and hear from people whose work helps us understand our changing planet. This collection explores the causes of climate change, its impacts on freshwater and ecosystems, and strategies for curbing and adapting to climate change.

Climate Education Resources from KQED and PBS 19 October,2017Stephanie Thatcher


Stephanie Thatcher

Stephanie Thatcher is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Her interests primarily lie in civics, politics, and media literacy. Stephanie is the KQED Education Services Intern.

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