Outreach Initiatives, Workshops
WQPT is your community partner for a variety of Educational Outreach activities to help build reading, science and math skills.
We bring the best resources from PBS KIDS to the region through workshops, school visits, library activities, special initiatives and events. These resources provide support for parents, teachers and caregivers who touch the lives of our children and strengthen our community's future. WQPT helps engage children on a variety of levels including STEM skills. Contact us to learn more.
Ready to Learn Conference
The annual Ready to Learn Conference offers workshops for childcare providers and other early childhood professionals to get up-do-date information on a variety of important topics, such as active listening, behavior and discipline, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) for kids, and many other topics related to early childhood. Conference participants may receive training certificates. CEU/CPDU credits and/or a college credit course may be available for an additional fee. Learn more
PBS KIDS Writer's Contest
Typically held early in the Spring season, WQPT and its partners receive hundreds of stories from young writers and illustrators in kindergarten, first, second and third grades. Sixteen winners (four from each grade) are selected and awarded prizes at a special event for families. Participants who submit an entry receive a Certificate of Achievement. Children and classrooms in our viewing area are invited to send us their original stories. The Writer's Contest encourages learning through action and reinforces WQPT as an important regional education partner. Read more
PBS Learning Media
PBS LearningMedia, a next-generation digital media service, empowers Pre K–16 educators to re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. This FREE service is a go-to destination for instant access to more than 130,000 of classroom-ready, digital resources including lesson plans, audio clips, photos, videos, and games. Users can search, save, and share with ease.
WQPT participates in a variety of unique Educational Outreach events throughout the region with the assistance of regional partners, our dedicated staff, volunteers and our WQPT/PBS Ambassadors. We have also lead or participated in outstanding initiatives including WQPT's Embracing Our Military, Freedom Riders, Stop Bullying and American Graduate.
Additionally we have participated in a variety of events including Reading Adventures, QC Early Learning Conference, QC STEAM Conference, Figge Family Day, and the Healthy Living Fair.
Activities vary and have included Reading Adventures, Martha Speaks Pet Awareness and WQPT Kids Week.
Since 1995, WQPT has provided more than 200,000 free books to children whose families cannot afford them through the support of WQPT's First Book Club. WQPT works with selected schools throughout the region and literacy programs to distribute books to children who are from low literate, low income, English as second language, rural or special needs families. Read more