Posted in PBS Resources, Programming Highlights, Teaching Tools, tagged classroom, environment, environmental science, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, math, pbs learningmedia, problem solving, science, video on November 4, 2013 |
Cyberchase is the Emmy award-winning animated math mystery show that features a team of curious kids who use their math and problem solving skills to outwit and outsmart the villain Hacker in their quest to save Cyberspace. Adventure, environmental science, and math join forces on Monday, November 4, when all-new episodes of Cyberchase build on the epic struggle of good vs. evil with environmental themes relevant to today’s kids and lets kids be the heroes as they master math concepts to solve life’s wacky problems.
For teachers of grades 3-8, Cyberchase will make lesson plans and video clips available for free download through PBS LearningMedia. Right now, you’ll find live-actionFor Real segments exploring the show’s math topics in everyday life. Here are sample Cyberchase resources with support materials:
Hugs and Witches (Grades 3-5): A full episode in which Hacker captures Dr. Marbles and Lady Ada Lovelace, and the kids and Digit must decipher a series of poems to save them.
Balancing Equations with Multiple Terms (Grades 3-6): In this video segment, Digit and Inez must balance two number sentences to save the bunnies of Cyberspace.
Railroad Repair Using Decimal Addition (Grades 3-6): In this interactive game, students are challenged to use decimal addition to repair a series of train tracks with spare tracks that range in length from 0.1 to 1.0.
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Posted in PBS Resources, Professional Development, Teaching Tools, Uncategorized, tagged environmental science, history, K-12, pbs teacherline, positive behavioral supports & interventions, professional development, science on July 2, 2013 |
You might find summer the right time to energize your career and expand your skill set. These new Self-Paced Courses from PBS TeacherLine — high-quality, anytime, anywhere online learning — might provide the challenge and fulfillment you seek during your freedom from school’s demanding schedule.
These 3-hour online professional learning opportunities focus on the principles and practice of teaching and offer you an easy and flexible way to strengthen your teaching muscles!
Human Impacts on Environmental Systems (SCIE1011)
Grades 9-12 | 3 Hours | Sign Up Here
Promoting Positive Behavior in Schools (LEAD 1101)
Grades K-12 | 4 Hours | Sign Up Here
Using Primary Source in World History (SOST 1001)
Grades 6-12 | 3 Hours | Sign Up Here
PBS TeacherLine also offers 15, 30, and 45-hour online facilitated courses that span 6-10 weeks. See the course catalog.
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Nominations for the 2012 NABT Awards are now being accepted. You can nominate yourself or a colleague for one or more awards by filling out the online nomination form. The nominee will be sent all the information, application materials, and cover sheets s/he needs to complete to be considered for the award. Application deadlines are March 15, 2012.
Here are two of the awards you may want to check out:
Ecology/Environmental Science Teaching Award
Sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, this award will be given to a secondary school teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science and has carried a commitment to the environment into the community. This award includes $1,000 toward travel to the Professional Development Conference and $500 of Vernier equipment. The recipient also receives a recognition plaque presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference and a one-year complimentary NABT membership.
Biology Educator Leadership Scholarship (BELS)
The BELS program was established to encourage and support teachers who want to further their education in the life sciences or life science education. The award recipient is required to be a practicing educator who is also enrolled (or anticipates enrolling) in a graduate program at Masters or Doctoral level. NABT members with less than or equal to five years of teaching experience are eligible. The BELS program is sponsored by NABT Members and PASCO scientific and includes a $5000 tuition assistance award, a plaque presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference and one-year complimentary NABT membership.
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