Arkansas educators, we can’t wait for you to participate in our free virtual workshop “Promoting Virtual Engagement Through Storytelling With American Portrait,” which explores how the national storytelling project “PBS American Portrait” can promote positive learning outcomes! On top of learning methods to o help students practice social-emotional skills, expand media literacy, and hone speaking and listening skills, you’ll also earn one hour of professional development credit and have a chance to win one of 15 classroom webcam packages.
There are two opportunities available to complete the workshop: Tuesday, March 9, at 4 p.m. or Saturday, March 13, at 9 a.m. Registration is required at myarpbs.org/americanportrait. Everyone who completes the workshop will receive one hour of free professional development credit and a thank-you gift, and 15 educators will be drawn at random to receive a classroom package that includes a webcam and lighting kit.
“PBS American Portrait” is an ongoing initiative that gives individuals all over the country a communal space to share their own stories and explore the thoughts and feelings of their fellow Americans. This webinar will examine the purpose of the initiative, as well as share methods for using “American Portrait” to practice social-emotional skills, expand media literacy, and hone speaking and listening skills.
“PBS American Portrait”
Launched in January 2020, “PBS American Portrait,” a national storytelling project aligned with PBS’s 50th anniversary celebration, is the organization’s most ambitious multiplatform project in its history. Leveraging the local reach of PBS through its member stations, “PBS American Portrait” presents a mosaic of the country’s diversity by connecting tens of thousands of people across the country, creating a communal voice through individual stories of joy, hardship, triumphs and sorrow.
More information about “PBS American Portrait” is available at myarpbs.org/americanportrait. Viewers may join and follow the conversation at #AmericanPortraitPBS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to view the thousands of stories already submitted. Arkansans who have recently participated in the project include Marion of Little Rock responding to “Looking ahead, I …,” Tyrell of Fayetteville responding to “Family looks like …” and Tristen of Pine Bluff responding to “The tradition I carry on …,” among several others.
“Promoting Virtual Engagement Through Storytelling With American Portrait”
Reserve your (virtual) space at myarpbs.org/americanportrait.