Working together, the Kansas Department of Education and Kansas Public Broadcasters, including KPTS in Wichita; KTWU in Topeka; KCPT in Kansas City; and Smoky Hills PBS in Bunker Hill have teamed up to create three new shows that focus on providing supplemental education for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students.

The title of these shows is Learning Across Kansas and will feature interesting topics brought to you by compelling teachers from across our state. Each episode is 30 minutes.

Featured in the elementary show is 2020 National Teacher of the Year, Tabatha Rosproy!

Smoky Hills PBS "Learning Across Kansas" Schedule

Daily at 8am on Smoky Hills PBS

Premiered May 25

HOST - Tabatha Rosproy, Winfield (2020 National Teacher of the Year)

Topic: Creativity & Innovation

Featuring the following educators:

Ashlee Schneider - Shawnee Heights School District

Tammi Wynn - Trego Grade School, WaKeeney

Eliana Ruth Nobach - Andover

Azure Henwood - Derby, KS

Susan Rogers - Derby, KS

Julie Loevenstein- Basehor-Linwood
Megan Clark - De Soto School District

April Baugh - Dodge City

Premiered May 26

HOST - Dyane Smokorowski, Andover Schools

Topic - Creativity & Innovation

Featured - Explore art in Wichitaand Engineering in Pittsburg.

Featuring the following educators:

Mr. Brent Wolf - Derby North MS

Mrs. Amy Hillman - Santa Fe Trail MS, Olathe

Mrs. Carly Bowden - Andover-Central, Andover

Maret Schrader - Jefferson West, Meriden

Mr. Kristoffer Barikmo - Shawnee Mission East, Kansas City

Mr. Eric Gudde - Frontenac Jr/Sr HS

Coach Mario Martinez - Comanche MS, Dodge City

Mrs. Jennifer Farha - Wichita

Premiered May 27

HOST - Cindy Couchman, Buhler Schools

Topic - Creative & Innovative Thinking

Featured - A visit to the:

Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg

Kansas Cosmosphere in Hutchinson

Featuring the following educators:

Kara Belew - Andover

Keil Hileman - Monticello Trail Middle School

Erica Shook - McPherson

Stan Bergkamp - Maize

Kelly Hoelting - Mission Valley High School

Cherryl Delacruz - Highland Park, Topeka

Samantha Neill - Buhler

Derrick Stockton - Gardner-Edgerton

Lee Weis - Brookville, KS

Jess Bluvan - Topeka

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Learning Across Kansas - Elementary School 105

Premiered May 18

HOST - Tabatha Rosproy, Winfield (2020 National Teacher of the Year)

Topic: KANSAS

Featured: Students from Dodge City and Quinter

Featuring the following educators:

Ashlee Schneider - Shawnee Heights School District

Tammi Wynn - Trego Grade School, WaKeeney

Eliana Ruth Nobach - Andover

Azure Henwood - Derby, KS

Susan Rogers - Derby, KS

Julie Loevenstein- Basehor-Linwood
Megan Clark - De Soto School District

April Baugh - Dodge City

SmokyHillsPBS

Learning Across Kansas - Middle School 105

Premiered May 19

HOST - Dyane Smokorowski, Andover Schools

Topic - KANSAS

Featured: Visit to Nicodemus, KS

Featuring the following educators:

Mr. Brent Wolf - Derby North MS

Mrs. Johnna Smith - Andover MS

Mrs. Amy Hillman - Santa Fe Trail MS, Olathe

Mrs. Carly Bowden - Andover-Central, Andover

Maret Schrader - Jefferson West, Meriden

Mr. Kristoffer Barikmo - Shawnee Mission East, Kansas City

Mr. Eric Gudde - Frontenac Jr/Sr HS

Coach Mario Martinez - Comanche MS, Dodge City

SmokyHillsPBS

Learning Across Kansas - High School 105

Premiered May 20

HOST - Cindy Couchman, Buhler Schools

Topic - KANSAS

Special guest:

Greg Peterson of the Peterson Brothers (Farmer & YouTube Star)

Russ Plaschka - Department of Ag

Ron Michael - Sandzen Memorial Gallery.

Featuring the following educators:

Kara Belew - Andover

Keil Hileman - Monticello Trail Middle School

Erica Shook - McPherson

Stan Bergkamp - Maize

Shannon Ralph - Gardner-Edgerton

Kelly Hoelting - Mission Valley High School

Cherryl Delacruz - Highland Park, Topeka

Samantha Neill - Buhler

More Episodes ....

Credits

Smoky Hills PBS, Bunker Hill - Elementary School episodes

KPTS, Wichita - Middle School episodes

KTWU, Topeka - High School episodes

More Educational Resources

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Thank You ...

Thank you to Sunflower Bank for helping support this program on Smoky Hills PBS, and many other educational events throughout the year!