PBS Teachers and Classroom 2.0 are hosting a free webinar for educators on Nov. 17 about "Helping Kids Understand Viruses and Vaccinations with Sid the Science Kid." Webinar participants will learn strategies and resources they can immediately use in the classroom to teach students about the critical topic of viruses, how vaccinations work if their families choose to get them, and how to stay healthy. The featured speakers are Dr. Cyrus Rangan, from the L.A. County health department, and early childhood education expert Moisés Román. They served as advisors for a special new episode of the PBS KIDS series SID THE SCIENCE KID that focuses on the science behind germs, viruses and vaccines using age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts.
The new SID THE SCIENCE KID episode, "Getting a shot: You Can Do It!," provides teachers and with resources to handle questions children may have around getting sick, why their parents want them to get a flu shot, and what they can do to stay healthy, while teaching science concepts. Educators can access on-demand video clips from the episode along with supplemental educational resources such as lesson plans, online games and student activities through PBS Teachers.
What: Helping Kids Understand Viruses and Vaccinations with Sid the Science Kid
When: Tuesday, Nov. 17, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET
How: Teachers can participate in the webinars after signing up for free membership in PBS Teachers. Membership provides preK-12 educators with access to the PBS Teachers online community, all of PBS's educational services, and a searchable library of more than 9,000 free local and national standards-based teaching activities, lesson plans, on-demand video assets, and interactive games and simulations.
In addition to the webinar, PBS Teachers offers the PBS Teachers Healthy Choices Activity Pack, which provides resources and lesson plans on health-related decisions, and a PBS Teachers Disease and Prevention Resource Roundup that includes a summary of related on-air and online resources.
For more information or to register for the webinar, visit www.pbs.org/teachers/webinar.
Source: PBSTeachers, http://pbsteachers.org