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Last November before President Obama left the White House, he honored 21 individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor —  among them, Maya Lin.

Lin captured the nation’s attention and imagination ever since winning the public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1989 when only 21 and an undergraduate at Yale.  (Her design, controversial at the time, was chosen over 1,441 other submissions.)

Tonight, Explore Biodiversity Through Timelines – Grades 6-12, WGBH, in collaboration with Maya Lin Studio’s “What Is Missing?” Project, gives you the chance to join Lin, (more…)

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On Saturday, February 25th, from 10:00am – 3:00pm, WGBY celebrates PBS KIDS programs and characters at Springfield’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  In addition to taking part in many activities, children can meet PBS KIDS characters Curious George, Buddy from Dinosaur Train, Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat and Michelangelo of The Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Children who come dressed in a PBS KIDS-inspired costume or a favorite PBS KIDS character can be entered to win an (more…)

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tues-teach-boldy-resize-629x354-380x250_cBack in September we shared information about the Teach Boldly Sweepstakes, a chance to enter daily to win a one-month supply of Starbuck’s coffee for you and your colleagues – OR, the grand prize, (more…)

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In its purest sense, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, something to be practiced every day in our classrooms and personal lives.

Remember those childhood days (and maybe more recent ones) when we felt our hair was (more…)

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This excerpt from The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross tells the story of Priscilla, a young girl purchased by a rice planter at a South Carolina slave auction. Searching for resources to bring black history alive this February (or any month), I discovered this video clip in 50 Resources for Black History Month, shared by PBS station KQED in San Francisco.  Thank you, KQED!

Among these varied resources for teaching and learning about African Americans  (more…)

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kg16-vid-boydclassroom-resize-710x399Perseverance (aka grit) has been the focus of much discussion on what it takes for students — and teachers — to succeed.  On January 26, 2017 at 7:00p.m. Keep Going! Create a Culture of Perseverance in Math Classrooms offers an interactive discussion and demonstration of new professional development resources supporting the Problem Solving and Perseverance standard from the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice

If you’re unable to joint the webinar, registering will allow you (more…)

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Our partner station, WGBH in Boston, hosts a free webinar on Writing in the US History Classroom:  Interactive Modules for Grades 9-12 tomorrow, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Even if you’re unable to join the demonstration and discussion at this time, you’ll receive a link to the recorded webinar by registering.

The  webinar focuses on new interactive lessons on writing (more…)

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