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February 2020

Celebrate Black history all year long!

Dear educators,

Deepen your culturally responsive teaching practices this month and gain skills to uplift and support Black students all year long.

Become part of a community of 300 dedicated educators from around the state committed to equitable teaching practices. Register today and join us for a four-part virtual professional development series, Centering Black Excellence in Education. Sessions include:

When you attend two or more of the events, you will receive a PBS Wisconsin Education tote bag, a “Powered By Curiosity” sticker, a certificate of completion, and an official letter of accomplishment from PBS Wisconsin Education.

Read on to find tools for teaching Black history that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow!

Your partner in education,
Luisa de Vogel
Education Coordinator, PBS Wisconsin
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Black history in Wisconsin

Introduce your students to Vel Phillips and Joshua Glover. Use the Wisconsin Biographies series to discover their remarkable stories - Phillips fought segregation in Milwaukee alongside Fr. James Groppi, while Glover escaped enslavement only to be recaptured in Wisconsin. Resources include short animated videos, readers, cross curricular online activities for students, a gallery of historic images, and teaching tips. (Grades 3-8)

Tackle current issues

This collection of resources from PBS LearningMedia is designed to help students grapple with the long history of anti-Black racism in the United States, and think about ways to address it in their own families and communities. These trusted PBS resources include news coverage, informative videos to spark crucial conversations, pre-made lesson plans, and more. (Grades 6-12)

New from aka Teacher!

As educators and professionals it’s easy to neglect our own mental well-being. See how one former teacher and current postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Healthy Minds uses mindfulness to manage stress inside and outside of the classroom. Read the blog post here and then join the discussion in the PBS Wisconsin Education Innovators facebook group!
 

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