In keeping up with the multi-lingual needs of the diverse communities throughout the nation, South Florida PBS (WPBT & WXEL) is launching KidVision Pre-K professional development materials are in Spanish, for the first time ever.
“KidVision Pre-K strives to help the early-childhood community prepare children for kindergarten by providing professional development to Pre-K teachers using education standards which prepare children for a successful start to kindergarten,” said Penny Bernath, a/k/a Miss Penny, Director of Education for South Florida PBS.
“The program further strengthens their skills by providing hands-on activities to do in the classroom and at home. With the KidVision Pre-K program available in both languages more children will be prepared to walk into kindergarten armed with the tools they need to succeed,” she added.
KidVision Pre-K is an online professional development for pre-school teachers based on virtual field trips for preschool children guided by Miss Penny. These virtual field trips can be used in classrooms and at home to teach children about science, history, visual and performing arts, professions, and the South Florida communities.
The 100 field trips videos, 100 instructional videos, and all learning materials: lesson plans, student assessments, and take-home pages for 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds are now available in English and Spanish.
And the best part is it’s all free for teachers and parents. Additionally, teachers can join the KidVision Teacher Association to earn their in-service hours and CEUs for just $40/year. They now have the choice of taking the training in either English or Spanish. The Spanish option will help many teachers who are more fluent in Spanish understand and use the program efficiently.
About South Florida PBS
South Florida PBS, Florida’s largest public media company, connects organizations and institutions across the region while preserving South Florida’s history. Leading the way in this global society, South Florida PBS serves diverse communities from Key West to the Sebastian Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean west to Lake Okeechobee.
South Florida PBS is committed to creating and presenting unique arts, education, and cultural heritage programming – and serves as a model for telling unique local stories across a wide variety of media platforms.