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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.  Continue Reading »

On Wednesday, October 15, WGBY premieres the new series How We Got To Now with host Steven Johnson.   The programming begins at 9pm with CLEAN — Extraordinary ideas, innovations and unsung heroes who helped make America’s water supply cleaner, followed at 10pm with TIME — profiling the unsung heroes of time who helped advance navigation, technology and travel.  A PBS LearningMedia Collection targets video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides with  tools to drive this kind of innovative thinking among middle and high school students. Continue Reading »

Perhaps its appropriate that during Bully Prevention Month, Malala Yousafzai, who fights against the acts of some of the world’s most frightening bullies, has, at age 17, become the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  She shares this honor with Kailash Satyarthi of India, who received the prize for his work to end child labor and free children from trafficking.   This video clip from PBS NewsHour captures the spirit, intelligence and vision of Malala.  You’ll find  powerful teaching resources Continue Reading »

Mathematics is one of the STEM skills that’s increasingly important, but most students find it hard to manage.  Laura Continue Reading »

October is Bullying Prevention Month and PBS LearningMedia can play a big role in teaching educators and students in a range of grades about conflict resolution and relationship-building as well as in preventing cyber bullying in today’s high tech world .  You and students can also learn about the brain’s role  in aggression Continue Reading »

86524740A recent article in the New York Times, Helping Kids Take Criticism Constructively (Even When It Isn’t Constructive), gives insightful information about  learning, teaching and practicing how to face the full range of criticism in ways that make children (and all of us) grow rather than inflate or despair.  Citing writers from the Harvard Negotiation Project, Standford University psychologist Carol Dweck and others, Jessica Lahey points out the importance of seeing ourselves as changing rather than static beings, and she details ways we can help young people be resilient and see the way forward Continue Reading »

Arthur’s 18th season began airing on WGBY last week.  This long-running PBS KIDS’ show is a strong learning tool for home and classroom settings.  Arthur and his friends will continue to have new adventures that explore childhood challenges with heart and humor while teaching problem-solving and pro-social skills.  The fun continues on the ARTHUR website, where kids, parents, caregivers and teachers can access a variety of educational resources,  Continue Reading »

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