SOPTV Teacher Community Program

About

Southern Oregon Public Television (SOPTV) has launched an initiative called the PBS Teacher Community Program. This program aims to create opportunities for PreK-12 teachers in rural or high needs communities, so they may improve their teaching practice; learn from teachers locally, and across the country through sharing their brilliant lessons with other educators via pbslearningmedia.org; and finally to strengthen the relationship between local teachers, students, and their local public television station. As the region’s Teacher Ambassador, my support, advocacy, and mentoring teachers is free. We exist to help our hometown heroes: local teachers!

I will work directly with school districts and educators to create experiences for teachers that include:

  • Professional development on topics of most interest and need
  • Meet-ups, community events and private Facebook groups to connect and collaborate with peers
  • Training on PBSLearningMedia.org which provides access to countless standards based lesson plans, videos and other media tools
  • Virtual field trips, webinars and workshops offered by SOPTV or PBS
  • Personal support during prep periods, after school, or on weekends

Get Involved

To learn more about the PBS Teacher Community Program and how you can participate, or support it, please contact:

Ben Garcia
SOPTV Teacher Ambassador
PBS Teacher Community Program
pbslearningmedia.org
bgarcia@soptv.org
541-200-2056