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Our Future Planet

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Register for this one-hour professional learning virtual event!

Teachers, we hope you’ll join us for our latest Virtual Professional Learning Series, Our Planet. In this three part series, we’ll use PBS’s recently broadcast show, Life from Above, as the basis for exploring new ways to teach students about our planet. In the show, cameras in space tell stories of life on our planet from a brand-new perspective, revealing its incredible movements, colors, patterns and just how fast it’s changing. We’ll use these learnings to help students think about what needs to be done to preserve the planet, and how they might reshape the future.

This series will air in advance of Earth Day, with expert guests to answer your questions and PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars to supply plenty of lesson ideas for you to road-test and use this month and throughout the rest of the year.

In the final episode of our three-part virtual professional learning series, Our Planet, we will consider our future planet. We’ll tackle some problems facing our planet that were surfaced in the first two episodes, and help educators create engineering design lessons that will encourage students to think about solutions to future problems.

Hosted by PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars Sharon Clark, Sebastian Byers and Aaron Maurer, the episode will focus on hands-on classroom projects that support scientific inquiry, human-centered problem solving and “future-ready” skills. We’ll introduce two projects–a landfill project and a solar energy project–that educators can use in their own classrooms to help students think about their own relationships to our planet, and how they might change their behaviors to help plan for a sustainable future. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each one hour virtual professional learning event.

Sign up for the rest of the series!

Episode 1: Our Current Planet

March 19 @7pm ET

Episode 2: Our Changing Planet

March 24 @7pm ET


March 31
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


PBS Education