Sesame Workshop and LBJ Library Early Childhood Educator Institute

Sep 16, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 16
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
LBJ Presidential Library
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UPDATE, Sept. 13: We have reached capacity for the workshop. If you did not get a chance to register and would like to be placed on a waitlist, please contact us at [email protected]

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In collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the LBJ Presidential Library presents an educator institute for early childhood and early elementary school educators. The workshop is free to current educators. All participants will receive a certificate of completion. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Institute activities include:

  • Sesame Workshop educators sharing resources and strategies
    • Autumn Zitani, Senior Director of Content in Sesame Workshop's Curriculum and Content Department

      Sesame Street in the Classroom: Using Educational Media to Help Support Preschool Learning
      An inside look at Sesame Street and how educational content is created and implemented across media platforms. Come be inspired when designing your lesson plans as we explore videos around our whole child curriculum such as STEM, literacy, math, healthy habits, and kindness. Learn about how to use these resources in your classroom to help kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. 
    • Tara Wright, Professional Development Manager, U.S. Social Impact at Sesame Workshop

Sesame Street in Communities: Supporting Early Learning Basics and Beyond
An inside look at the creation of Sesame Street in Communities: a brand new educational model and resource center, recently launched that uses research-based strategies and materials to guide and support healthy habits in young children, while also engaging the important adults in their lives. Sesame Street in Communities provides educators and service providers with a wealth of free resources designed to engage families in everyday activities to help all children become smarter, stronger, and kinder. In this session, we'll explore these and other Sesame Street resources that will enhance your work with kids and families, particularly around early learning basics.

  • A tour of the LBJ Library
    • Exhibition Now On View: Don't miss our On the Air: 50 Years of Public Broadcasting exhibition! Several iconic artifacts from beloved PBS and NPR programs are featured, including Sesame Street puppets (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and Count von Count); Mister Rogers' sweater and sneakers; and, an original painting by Bob Ross, the host of The Joy of Painting.

For more information or questions, please contact the LBJ Library Education Department at [email protected].

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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Deborah Arronge
Membership Manager

LBJ Presidential Library
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