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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…)

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PBS TeacherLine’s facilitated and self-paced professional development courses online in science, reading, STEM, social studies, math, and instructional strategies/technology start July 9. Explore the summer lineup of professional development courses (more…)

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PBSTeacherLine_FTR1June 11, 2014 is the start date for PBS TeacherLine 3, 15, 30, and 45-hour online professional development summer courses in science, reading, STEM, social studies, math, and instructional strategies/technology.  When enrolling in a course to explore new teaching strategies, (more…)

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Transformative TeachersRather 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…)

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The STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, sponsored by Google and WGBH Education, is a video contest seeking creative STEM teaching solutions. Upload your video to our YouTube channel and it may be selected for inclusion in a special STEM collection
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While we value and support teachers every day of the year, during Teacher Appreciation Week we extend a special “thank you” to all teachers who work every day to educate and enrich students’ lives and futures.  We hope you appreciate yourselves every day, but this week you might want to treat yourself to that mocha latte or to take more time for exercising or curling up with a favorite book, preferably both!  (more…)

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On Monday, April 28, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. EST, you can attend this STEM webinar to learn how to bring exciting, real-world applications of physics and engineering into the classroom.  You’ll receive an exclusive look into the resources in the NASA Physics and Engineering collection on PBS LearningMedia™ as well as advice for teaching with this digital media from NASA. (more…)

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