PBS LearningMedia Expansion

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 by KET Education Consultants

PBSLearningMedia_logo_560x315PBS LearningMedia, the popular online learning resource made available in Kentucky through KET in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, has recently expanded to provide even more quality content to Kentucky educators.

The enhanced content includes more than 6,000 full episodes of popular PBS series such as Liberty’s Kids, Cyberchase, Nature, Nova, and documentaries from Ken Burns. These expanded resources are available through Kentucky’s Instructional Management System (formerly CIITS) for public school teachers.

Beyond this enhanced content, everyone – public and private school educators, students and parents – can still take advantage of the more than 100,000 free multimedia-learning resources available in PBS LearningMedia.

KET and KDE’s partnership with Discovery Education will end this summer. After June 30, 2017, you will no longer have access to the streaming service, and all downloaded materials will need to be erased or deleted from storage devices.

The decision was based on the continually increasing usage of PBS LearningMedia and the decrease in usage of Discovery Education; PBS LearningMedia presents a more sustainable and scalable model for Kentucky.

To assist with the transition, KET is providing a resource crosswalk.

More information about PBS LearningMedia is available online or you can contact your regional KET Education Consultant.

Calling all Classroom Changemakers! Are you a PBS Digital Innovator

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by KET Education Consultants

digitalinnovators_news-717x403PBS Digital Innovators set the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. They are K-12 educators who are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students.

We’re looking for educators who love what they do, and who have found creative and thoughtful ways to integrate technology and digital media into their instruction. These educators are born leaders—they inspire both their students and their peers. Most importantly, they make learning fun and accessible to all students.

PBS Digital Innovators receive ongoing professional development, opportunities to share their ideas in national settings, and an all–expenses-paid trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit, and the ISTE conference.

The application process will be open from December 12, 2016 to February 13, 2017 at 12:01 am, PST. Tell us what you’re passionate about through our online application process.

Applicants selected to join the PBS Digital Innovator class of 2017 will receive ongoing PD through in-person training, webinars, and a free PBS TeacherLine course; access to exclusive educational technology resources and events; membership into a lively professional learning community and an all-expenses-paid three-day trip to San Antonio for the PBS Digital Innovators Summit and ISTE 2017 Conference & Expo!

Everyone who applies will automatically become a member of our PBS Education community, connecting you to a large network of like-minded educators.

Apply today!

Education Matters: Innovation and Technology

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 by KET Education Consultants

Hal Heiner, Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet; Stephen L. Pruitt, Kentucky Commissioner of Education; and Beth Benjamin, Director of the Owensboro Innovation Academy, discuss innovative approaches to high school in Kentucky. Footage of the iLead Academy in Carrollton is featured.


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