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On Monday, October 27, and again on Friday, October 31, from 8:00 – 9:00am, WGBY airs Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest and new episodes.  Because active learning begins with curiosity, this No. 1 show among households, kids 2-5, kids 2-11 and moms, provides strong motivation for children to learn science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills with a beloved character.  Throughout the year, PBS KIDS offers resources for the classroom and home (more…)

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WGBY airs the Season 7 premiere of Art in the Twenty-First Century, a Peabody-Award winning biennial series, on Friday, October 24, at 10:00pm.  As the trailer shows, ART:21 provides inspiring, thought-provoking images and ideas through unique access to compelling artists of our time from the United States, Europe and Latin America.  You can find literally tens of thousands of preK-12 art resources (more…)

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This challenging time — as the world grapples with Ebola — provides a powerful teaching moment .  WGBY will broadcast a 30 minute short version of FRONTLINE’s “Ebola Outbreak” on our WORLD channel  from 10/22 – 10/25 at 3:00pm.  Among free PBS LearningMedia resources on Ebola that can be integrated into various content areas, you’ll find an Ebola Outbreak Lesson Plan for grades 7-12  from PBS NewsHour EXTRA.  The lesson plan, which includes the above video clip, can also be used as standalone activities or resources to enrich your own lessons.  (more…)

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Regardless of how many lesson plans you may write, guideposts can help to ensure lessons are comprehensive and effective.  At PBS LearningMedia you can find The Top Ten Questions to Ask Myself as I Design Lessons, the framework for the book Instruction for All Students by Paula Rutherford. These questions can be used to promote thinking about teaching and learning during the planning process, while teaching, and again when reflecting on the impact of the lesson (more…)

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CNC machine operationIn today’s high tech world, there is a need for graduates who can “hit the deck running” with the skills and knowledge to operate complex machines, use new computer systems, and much more.  , a contributor to eSchoolnews, explains how vocational education plus traditional learning is meeting this challenge.  PBS LearningMedia offers resources (more…)

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In May we shared information about the STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, which invites Massachusetts’ educators to submit 1-5 minute educational videos that demonstrate STEM concepts, experiments, or best practices.

While the thought of videotaping might initially cause anxiety for some, this challenge can be a great way not only to share your practice but to reflect on your teaching and celebrate your creativity, energy (and, yes, courage) to experiment with new concepts in innovative ways.  And WGBH has resources to help and inspire your video making (more…)

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While PBS TeacherLine courses begin today, enrollment remains open until Friday.  These online courses are innovative and engaging and, for busy educators, provide a flexible learning schedule.  Facilitated and self-paced professional development courses are designed to benefit both beginning and experienced teachers in science, reading, social studies, math, instructional strategies, and instructional technology.  (more…)

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