Professional Development Opportunities
Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties
In collaboration with our educational partners, Detroit Public Television is proud to offer high-quality, professional development opportunities to administrators, faculty, childcare providers and parents through telecourses, multimedia tool kits including resource guides, and free workshops and training.
The Whole Child: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years (TWC) provides students, parents and professional childcare providers with essential information about children's physical, emotional and cognitive development for the first five years. The Whole Child consists of 13 half-hour video programs and coordinated books in English and Spanish. If you are involved in training early childhood educators, then you should know that teachers may watch The Whole Child 13-part professional video series and engage in supplemental activities to earn their credentials.
Request a free video preview for institutions or additional information, or please call (800) LEARNER.
Ready to Learn (RTL) services prepare children for success in school by providing workshops for parents, childcare providers, zero-to-eight teachers and other early childhood professionals. The core of RTL is a full day of award-winning, non-violent, commercial-free, educational children's television programming, broadcast free of charge to our viewership. Free books are distributed to children whose parents, childcare providers and teachers have participated in an RTL workshop.
To request free workshop/training, please contact:
The Enrichment Channel (TEC) is an Emmy award winning, interactive learning system that uses a multimedia approach to teaching curriculum-based arts, culture, humanities and science. This curriculum is aligned with the Michigan Curriculum Framework and the Michigan Literacy Progress Profile for grade levels 2 through 4. The toolkit is complete with teaching instructions, which are included on the interactive CD-Roms.
The Cultural Collaborative for Learning (CCfL) links local cultural programs to the Michigan Curriculum Framework and brings thematic, integrated learning experiences into the classroom for grade levels 5 through 8. The CCfL Teacher's Guide provides you with a complete, all-in-one resource to maximize the educational potential of the program in a minimum of time. A comprehensive array of wrap-around materials has been developed to support you and your students in making the most of this educational opportunity.