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New Biographies and Webinars From PBS Wisconsin Education

Tuesday, January 31, 2023


Young Buddhist Monks
"Geshe Lhundub Sopa: Carrying Teachings from Tibet" tells the story of a renowned Buddhist Philosophy Scholar and UW Professor.

PBS Wisconsin Education’s Wisconsin Biographies connects Tibet and the Midwest

Geshe Lhundub Sopa: Carrying Teachings from Tibet, is the newest resource in PBS Wisconsin Education’s popular Wisconsin Biographies collection!

When Geshe Lhundub Sopa was growing up in Tibet, he learned about the teachings of the Buddha and dreamed of becoming a Buddhist monk. His journey to becoming one was not easy. With support from his family and teachers, he achieved his goal, but invading Chinese troops forced him and many other Tibetans to leave their home. A renowned scholar of Buddhist Philosophy, he eventually came to the University of Wisconsin – Madison to teach, and founded the Deer Park Buddhist Center in Oregon, WI.

Designed for students in grades 3-6, the collection includes an animated video, a digital book, historical images, and extension activities. Educators can also access a quick-start chart and guide for the story.

PBS Wisconsin Education is offering a free webinar on February 14 to build background knowledge on Tibet and Buddhism with UW-Madison Professor Jampa Khedup. With Losar, the Tibetan New Year, happening on February 21 this year, it’s a great time to learn! Register today through the event registration form.

Integrate Media Literacy with PBS Wisconsin Education

From identifying misinformation to understanding the latest viral trends, it’s important for students to think critically about how they consume and create media, and educators have an increasingly important role in helping them learn how.

PBS Wisconsin Education is offering a new webinar series to support educators in integrating media literacy into their practice.

More free learning opportunities with PBS Wisconsin Education are right around the corner! Marathon all episodes of the aka Teacher podcast and register for aka Teacher LIVE: A Virtual Edcamp on Sustaining Classroom Communities on February 20.

Visit PBS Wisconsin Education's events page to learn about more upcoming events.

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