Teachable Moments Webinar
Join us for our second Teachable Moments Webinar! This is a short engaging workshop surrounding our mini-series, Teachable Moments. Engage in activities and have a chance to ask educators questions! Hosted by veteran teacher and longtime WQED Education partner, Denice Pazuchanics. The first 100 registrants receive a Space Exploration Activity Toolkit*
*To receive your activity kit before the webinar, please register by 7/1. You will still receive one after this date, but delivery is not guaranteed in time for the webinar.
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Date: July 15th, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Register here: t.ly/ky9M
Nora Peters, director of the Millvale Community Library turns catalogs into colorful, original pieces of art by creating collages.
Your Voice, Your Vote
It’s all about choices: Joe Harmon, a civics teacher at Redbank Valley High School, teaches us how to prepare to vote by using the game “Cast Your Vote.” The more you learn, the better informed you are!
A Photography Lesson
Charlene Foggie-Barnett, community archivist at the Carnegie Museum of Art, shows us how to take exciting family portraits. Charlene takes her hints from Teenie Harris -- one of Pittsburgh's top photographers who chronicled the Black community for decades.
Staying Fit Indoors
Take common items around the house and transform your home into a sports arena. Mike Schall, a phys-ed teacher from the Bethel Park School District, shows us how to use items for sport, while staying fit and having fun!
What's Up? Finding Polaris
Science communicator Ralph Crewe takes us on a trip "up". In this Teachable Moment, "Up" is the night sky and Ralph teaches us how to always locate Polaris, the North Star.
Stars & Space Activity
A Tangram Puzzle
Do you like stretching your mind? How about a neat way to learn shapes AND construct dozens of different puzzles? Try making a Tangram with help from Integrative Media Artist and TEKStart owner Shimira Williams.
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How to Draw a Rabbit
Cartoonist Joe Wos takes you through the process of drawing a rabbit, using only a few letters of the alphabet!
Building a Survival Shelter in your Backyard
Lo Zemanek, an educator with Venture Outdoors, shows us how to build a survival shelter using materials scattered around outside like sticks and leaves. And even if there isn't enough to build one for a human being, you could still create one for a furry little stuffed animal!
Searching for Critters
Are there are exotic critters in your backyard? Andrea Redinger is a biology teacher “extraordinaire” at Greensburg Salem High School. Mrs. Redinger, AKA Mrs. Frizzle, gives us a “hands-on” look at two exotic critters that can be found in her classroom, and encourages you to look for other wild life in your own backyard.
A Paper Workout
Can a piece of paper hold up a stack of books? Melissa Unger, South Fayette Elementary School STEAM teacher, gives it a try. Basic concepts like building and distribution of weight are demonstrated in this fun lesson that can easily be done at home.