MPB Preschool Teacher Training Workshops
MPB’s Early Childhood Team facilitates workshops for Pre-K and Kindergarten teachers using PBS research-based content and MPB resources. The age-appropriate materials and activities assist teachers in the classroom and work well with their current curriculum.
The workshops are informative and fun. During each workshop there are demonstrations, activities, open discussions and many strategies and ideas are shared. Each workshop is unique and includes an introduction (or review) of books and PBS KIDS programs that help to make teaching fun and engaging for early learning.
Workshops are scheduled on selected Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon and held at MPB. Due to COVID-19, workshops are being offered virtually until further notice. Lunch is typically served after each in-person workshop and all participants walk away with books and other classroom resources.
In addition to these scheduled workshops, upon request, we will design a needs-based workshop especially for your center or group of teachers. There must be a minimum of ten teachers to be trained.
Mississippi Public Broadcasting is Standing Approval-certified for MSDH Child Care Licensure training.
PBS Programming - Watch & Learn
January 22, 2022
This workshop introduces participants to PBS programs, resources, and activities. It shares fun ways to engage young readers and provides strategies and materials for teachers and parents to enrich the learning process.
Hungry for a Good Book
April 9, 2022
Join us as we introduce you to MPB’s very own edutainment character, Ed Said. He helps children learn about all-things healthy through his raps and rhymes. Ed Said is a great, engaging way to introduce students to healthy foods, recipes, and activities. Come learn how you can incorporate fun, healthy, literary choices for our young scholars into your daily classroom plan.
Back to School: Preparing for Success
August 13, 2022
This workshop shares tips and strategies to assist teachers when planning for a successful new school year.
The Way I Feel
September 10, 2022
This workshop's goal is to assist teachers in developing lessons to address emotional and behavioral self-regulation. It provides strategies and activities that allow students to express their emotions safely and appropriately.
Best Teacher Ever
December 10, 2022 (virtual)
This workshop utilizes the book titled The Best Teacher Ever by Mercer Mayer as a tool to discuss teacher relationships with students, parents, and other teachers. Participants engage in hands-on activities and small group presentations. Topics such as teacher responsibilities, relationship building, and customer service between teacher, parent, and child are discussed. Teachers also participate in read-aloud techniques, how to plan age-appropriate fun and how to work as a team to ensure all students have a great preschool experience.