As you and students start this new school year, PBS LearningMedia welcomes you back with a new look, new resources, and the return of its successful “Get Your Tech On” initiative to help teachers better integrate digital media and technology in the classroom. Through November 30, teachers can access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, professional development webinars, and enter to win weekly tablet giveaways.
Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category
PBS TeacherLine facilitated courses are designed to benefit beginning and experienced teachers in content areas that include science, reading, social studies, math, instructional strategies, and instructional technology. The virtual learning format allows interaction with peers and experts while also providing a flexible schedule so you can complete coursework at a manageable pace. Please remember to use the promo code WGBY when you enroll. (more…)
How can you put structures in place in your classroom that build a culture of learning together, making and critiquing arguments and persisting in problem solving when students have varied math backgrounds? You can see how one ninth grade geometry teacher in Brooklyn, NY does it in this WGBH Education video that shows how you might differentiate instruction while encouraging argumentation and critique, supporting the Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice. (more…)
Rather than fall prey to a toxic environment of complaints and negativity that can sometimes permeate conversations about education, you can act in ways that keep your practice vital for students and you. The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering intensive one-day “Transformative Teachers” workshops for high school and middle school teachers, creating a supportive community of teachers with the tools and methods for fostering resilient and ethical young leaders. (more…)