Purposeful use of quality media and texts is especially important for young
learners. We will introduce you to quality digital learning resources that are
effective, engaging, standards-focused, and appropriate to early exploration of
science concepts, data, and phenomena. Discover media from Curious George,
Peep and the Big Wide World, and more…all with literacy tie-ins and support
materials, and available free on PBS LearningMedia.
1. A wide range of digital media for science for young learners will be presented, and teachers will leave with a list of resources they can begin using immediately; 2. Media literacy, as well as literacy with associated texts, will be discussed; and 3. Teachers will leave with a list of tips for engaging young learners with science media and associated texts.
Kim Gonzalez (GBH Education: Brighton, MA)