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imagesThis Monday, December 15, 2014 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST, you can join a free PBS LearningMedia 101 training focused on how PBS LearningMedia can inspire, engage and personalize learning experiences for students.  Should this also be your first webinar, it will be a chance to discover how easy it is  (more…)

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Professional development is essential for teachers who want to grow in their knowledge, skills and confidence.  You can give yourself the gift of professional development over the winter, taking it from where ever you choose. PBS TeacherLine’s winter courses start on 1/14 and if you sign up early, you’ll receive 20% off your enrollment fee.  (more…)

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The holiday season is here and we’re celebrating by kicking off the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.  In addition to this video from one of last year’s recipients, Bekah Hightower, we’ve shared inspiring information about our local 2014 Digital Innovator, Mark Vasicek, and hope you’ll consider applying for this program.  As a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator, you’ll be able to build a relationship with WGBY, receive one year of free PD, gain membership into a robust professional learning community and have an all-expense paid two-day trip to the PBS Digital Summit in Philadelphia, PA (more…)

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imagesShortly after the new school year began, eSchoolnews shared an invitation from the Library of Congress to students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures with new Student Discovery Sets that include free interactive eBooks for tablets.  The article provides links to Teacher Guides

 

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Tonight from 6:30 – 7:30 you can join the webinar Finding Your Roots in the Digital Age with Harvard scholar and PBS host Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.  In this live webinar, you’ll see how he uses science to illuminate history and enhance his storytelling about the histories of guests such as the ones you see in this video.  You’ll also learn strategies for integrating classroom-ready social studies and science resources (more…)

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While you may be hearing about 1:1 classrooms, what does effective implementation of technology look like in your real world?  The webinar Tips for Building Successful 1:1 Classrooms on October 28, 2014 | 7:00 – 8:00pm brings together a prestigious panel of 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators who will share practical tips and tools for using new platforms and technologies to support student learning and collaboration.  A second webinar, (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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