- The Sweet Science of Chocolate | Grades 4-13+ | Video | Chocolate makers explain the elaborate engineering and chemistry behind this tasty treat
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PBS online professional development offers more than 40 facilitated courses in reading and language arts, math, science, technology integration, history, instructional strategies, and STEM. Courses last 6 weeks and are taught online by expert educators in a media-rich learning environment. Each course offers learners access to interactive lessons, videos, articles, and online discussions moderated by their course facilitator. When you complete a course, you can earn CEUs, PDPs, or graduate credit, investing in your career as you invest students’ success.
You can view the full course catalog as well as explore this sampling of featured courses in mathematics:
|Achieving Learning Goals through Accomplished Mathematics Instruction (MATH512)
Grades 6-12 | 45 Hours | Enroll Today
|Mathematics Illuminated: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner (MATH527)
Grades 9-12 | 45 Hours | Enroll Today
|Understanding Numbers and Operations: Addition and Subtraction (MATH250)
Grades PreK-3 | 30 Hours | Enroll Today
PBS TeacherLine offers online professional development from the convenience of wherever you and a computer happen to be. At the same time you’ll become part of an professional learning community. As Jeannie Dyke, Reading Specialist at SY Jackson Elementary School, writes: “My online discussion boards offer me contact with other colleagues to discuss ideas, problems, and means of implementation for the curriculum.” And PBS TeacherLine’s well- trained and well-educated facilitators are there to assist should you be unfamiliar with maneuvering on the site.
While PBS TeacherLine’s fall term is underway, enrollment will remain open through Friday, 9/20/13. Your can review the catalog here or explore the featured courses below:
Leveraging Smart & Social Digital Media (TECH 575)
K-12 | 30 Hours | Enroll Here
Digital Tools for Innovative Learning (TECH 335)
K-12 | 30 Hours | Enroll Here
Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching (TECH 570)
K-12 | 45 Hours | Enroll Here
PBS TeacherLine offers 3, 15, 30, and 45-hour online professional development courses in science, reading, STEM, social studies, math, and instructional strategies/technology. For course details and additional information, visit today at www.pbs.org/teacherline.
This fall, PBS LearningMedia encourages you to Get Your Tech On! (i.e., build your digital classroom) with resources on flipped learning, social media integration and new content collections. You can also join a webinar, download “How To” guides, and enter to win tablets for every teacher in your school and more.
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TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES: Enhance your lesson plan and spark discussions; topics spanning from adaptive technologies to using video games in the classroom!
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Celebrate the wonders of science during Earth Science Week through PBS LearningMedia. These featured resources help students uncover facts about land, water, and the atmosphere, and illustrate the powerful natural forces that shape our planet:
Gravity at Earth’s Center
Grades 6-12 | Video + Support Materials
Send students on a journey with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to explore what would happen if they were to fall though a hole in the center of the Earth. A video clip enhances discussions on gravity and objects in motion.
Grades 4-6 | Video + Discussion Questions
Expand students’ vocabulary and understanding of the various geologic forces that affect the Earth. The video illustrates the impact of earthquakes, volcanoes, water, and glaciers on the planet.
The Hydrologic Cycle
Grades 3-8 | Interactive + Support Materials
Invite students to explore the five main processes that comprise the hydraulic cycle and use this interactive resource from NASA to demonstrate how water is perpetually recycled between Earth’s surface and the atmosphere.
The Dirt on Dirt
Grades PreK-1 | Video
Get the dirt on what it’s like to be an earthworm by visiting its underground habitat. A catchy song imparts to young students to the significance of the soil on subterranean life.
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In addition to robins and warming temperatures, another harbinger of spring are PBS TeacherLine‘s online courses, starting March 28. Classes range from 15-45 hours and span the PreK-12 curriculum. You also have the opportunity to earn graduate credit, CEUs, or professional development points. The online course catalog allows you to view and download syllabi that contain many of the resources within courses. You can also see which courses are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
Among the many courses open for enrollment now are:
Reading Language Arts
- RDLA340 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Grades 3-12 (CCSS aligned)
- RDLA120 Teaching Reading in Science, Grades 3-12 (CCSS aligned)
- RDLA152 An Introduction to Underlying Principles and Research for Effective Literacy Instruction, Grades K-8
- TECH145 Teaching with WebQuests, Grades K-12
- TECH325 Searching & Researching on the Internet, Grades K-12
- NEW! TECH570 Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching, Grades K-12
Science & Mathematics
- STEM412 Global Climate Change Education for Middle School, Grades 5-8 and STEM417 Global Climate Change Education for High School, Grades 9-12 (Both CCSS aligned)
- MATH440 Seeing Math: Transformations of Quadratic Functions, Grades 6-12 (CCSS aligned)
- SCIE560 Teaching Earth & Space Science, Grades 5-12
- SCIE520 Teaching High School Biology, Grades 9-12
- INST120Creating Units to Support Differing Learning Styles, Grades K-12
- INST325Using Assessment and Evaluation, Grades K-12
For more information you can contact Bess Kapetanis, PBS TeacherLine Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org / 413.781.2801 x 292.
Here’s a wide range of digital resources from PBS LearningMedia to help Keep things FRESH in the classroom:
How Do Plants Get Energy? Grades 3-12
All life must have nourishment to live and grow. But what do plants eat? Investigate the earliest scientific hypotheses and our present-day understanding of photosynthesis.
Life Cycle of a Seed Plant, Grades 6-12
Drag and drop the steps of the apple tree’s life cycle into the correct order. In this interactive, you’ll learn about all the life cycle stages of a flowering seed plant.
Biome in a Baggie, Grades K-8
Water cycle: Using simple supplies, you can create a self-contained biome. Observe the water cycle and experiment with how plants grow in different environments.
Scientist Profile, Grades 4-6
What if it was your job to figure out how to grow plants in space? Liz Stryjewski is a microscopist at the Kennedy Space Center and she is investigating just that.
Nature Life Cycle, Grades PreK-1
The Nature Trackers hunt for buttercup flowers afterTiny’s favorite flower dies. Understand how everything in nature changes because of the life cycle.
Johnny Appleseed, Grades 5-12
Meet the real Johnny Appleseed and learn about his cultivation techniques. Discover why every apple seed produces a completely different apple, and learn how grafting is used to clone apples.