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In addition to this video with support materials for grades 7-12, PBS LearningMedia also offers computer science resources for grades PreK-13+.  This week, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week, you’ll find some of its best computer science resources and tech-themed career profiles  Continue Reading »

In the lesson plan Puerto Rican Perspectives, drawing on material from Latino Americans, grade 7-12 students can examine Puerto Rican experiences in the United States throughout the 20th century. Another resource on Puerto Rico is from Sistema TV in Puerto Rico, which has published 15 Spanish-language videos entitled Barrios de Puerto Rico.  You’ll find these as well as scores of other resources Continue Reading »

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.  Continue Reading »

Working with special-needs students brings its own special rewards and challenges.  This past November, the staff of eSchool News listed eight new apps that offer help in improving the verbal and non-verbal skills of special-needs students .  We also find three video resources for teachers of special needs Continue Reading »

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 Continue Reading »

Regardless of whether you’ve watched TED Talks before, this video helps to convey the energy and significance of  “Ideas Worth Sharing,” TED’s subtitle.  Understanding how the brain works can be critical to teachers’ knowledge of students and to students’ knowledge of how their brains change as they grow.   An article by eSchoolNews’ managing editor, Laura Devaney, provides a helpful synopsis of each of 11 different TED talks about science and the brain, Continue Reading »

The grand jury decision is now in and the ongoing, history-making events surrounding Ferguson, Missouri, present an important teaching moment.  PBS LearningMedia presents trusted resources to help start a dialogue in your classroom with a timely collection of video clips, discussion questions, and guides covering the violence and civil unrest.  Continue Reading »

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