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Professional Development Courses

Use the options to help narrow down your choices of workshops, facilitated courses, and special development events.

Become a K-12 APT Certified Educator
on-demand

Become a K-12 APT Certified Educator

Bring the world to your classroom with Alabama Public Television and PBS LearningMedia. Explore places from around the world and discover resources for all subjects and all grades.

Educator GradeK-2 Educator | 3-5 Educator | 6-8 Educator | 9-12 Educator

SubjectsCareer

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A STEM Day for TEAMS Teachers
facilitated

A STEM Day for TEAMS Teachers

June 28, 2024 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join the staff of Alabama Nature Center, Alabama Public Television, ALEX, ATIM and Legacy to learn about how to incorporate nature, technology, engineering, media and more into your lessons.

Educator Grade6-8 Educator | 9-12 Educator

SubjectsSTEM

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Kindergarten Readiness: Approaches to Play for Preschoolers
facilitated

Kindergarten Readiness: Approaches to Play for Preschoolers

Aug 5-26, 2024

Play is one of the main ways in which children learn and develop. Caregivers and educators can have a major influence on the way children learn and interact with others by understanding the mechanics of how children learn through play.

Educator GradePreschool Educator

SubjectsChild Development

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AELG Online (Alabama Early Learning Guidelines) ​
facilitated

AELG Online (Alabama Early Learning Guidelines) ​

July 8 – August 25, 2024

The Alabama Early Learning Guidelines were developed by DHR to promote continuity of high-quality care and learning for children ages 0-5.

Educator GradeInfant and Toddler Educator | Preschool Educator

SubjectsCareer | Child Development

AwardsAwards Training Hours | Awards Credential

Early Brain Development and the Lasting Importance of Caregiver-Child Relationships
facilitated

Early Brain Development and the Lasting Importance of Caregiver-Child Relationships

July 8-29, 2024

The human brain is amazing, and the developing brain of an infant is even more phenomenal. Within the first years of life, the brain develops at a rapid pace that will never again be replicated.

Educator GradeInfant and Toddler Educator

SubjectsChild Development

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Exploring STEM with School-Aged Children
facilitated

Exploring STEM with School-Aged Children

July 8-29, 2024

In this fun, free, online course, participants will deepen their knowledge of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and investigate ways to incorporate activities designed for children ages 5-8.

Educator GradePreschool Educator | K-2 Educator

SubjectsChild Development | STEM

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CDA Credential: An Introduction
facilitated

CDA Credential: An Introduction

Aug 5 - 26, 2024

The Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) is a nationally recognized entry-level credential in the field of Early Childhood Education. It is issued by the Council for Professional Recognition.

Educator GradeInfant and Toddler Educator | Preschool Educator

SubjectsCareer | Child Development

AwardsAwards Training Hours | Awards Credential

Best Practices for Language Acquisition: Read, Write, Talk, Sing & Play
on-demand

Best Practices for Language Acquisition: Read, Write, Talk, Sing & Play

A growing body of research reveals just how important it is for infants and toddlers to be exposed to many forms of language including reading, writing, talking, singing, and playing starting at birth.

Educator GradeInfant and Toddler Educator | Preschool Educator

SubjectsChild Development | Reading

The Science of Reading for School-Aged Children
on-demand

The Science of Reading for School-Aged Children

Enroll in our on-demand course! Learn how to implement PBS KIDS resources and activities to seamlessly incorporate The Science of Reading into your work with school-aged children.

Educator GradePreschool Educator | K-2 Educator | 3-5 Educator

SubjectsReading

Emergency Preparedness and Basic First Aid & CPR - CCDF 7 & 10
on-demand

Emergency Preparedness and Basic First Aid & CPR - CCDF 7 & 10

In this two-hour on-demand course, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact emergencies have on children, explore ways in which childcare providers can prepare families for emergency situations, and become familiar with how to handle an emergency in a childcare setting.

Educator GradeInfant and Toddler Educator | Preschool Educator | K-2 Educator | 3-5 Educator | 6-8 Educator | 9-12 Educator | Administrative

Early Math Success: Essential Math Skills for Infants and Toddlers
on-demand

Early Math Success: Essential Math Skills for Infants and Toddlers

Throughout this fun, informative training, you will learn tips, activities, and best practices for preparing the infants and toddlers in your care for academic success.

Educator GradeInfant and Toddler Educator

SubjectsChild Development

Implementing Preschool STEM Practices Through Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes
on-demand

Implementing Preschool STEM Practices Through Fairy Tales & Nursery Rhymes

In this two-hour on-demand course, participants will explore how to support STEM learning for preschoolers and use strategies and teaching practices to help preschoolers develop reasoning, creativity, problem-solving skills, and language and communication skills.

Educator GradePreschool Educator

SubjectsChild Development

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APT EDUCATION SPONSORS

These educational programs and services of Alabama Public Television made possible by the generous support of the following contributors:

Community Events & Engagement
  • Books-A-Million, Young Heroes
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama, Be My Neighbor Day/Young Heroes
  • Brookmont Capital Management, Young Heroes
  • C. W. Daniel Charitable Trust, Young Heroes
  • Medical Properties Trust, Young Heroes
  • Fred Rogers Productions/PNC, Be My Neighbor Day
  • WNET-CPB, Sesame Street in Communities
General Support
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Learning Adventures
  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • American Graduate
    a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • Troy Univiersity
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Media Library
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • HEAL Alabama
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Professional Development for Educators
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama, PBS KIDS EdCamp
  • Sybil Smith Foundation, PBS KIDS EdCamp
Workforce Development
  • CAWACO, Career Forward
  • Southeast Alabama Works, Career Forward

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