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Before you take your leave for the holidays, we want to wish you all Peace & Joy in the New Year and continued energy & inspiration for the important work you do.

Since many teachers will be away from their classrooms until January 2017, we also want to share an array of resources on New Year’s celebrations around the world.   From Chinese New Year to Yom Kippur, (more…)

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Bringing diverse holidays into the classroom can deepen students’ understanding of and respect for cultural differences.  In years past it could be difficult for teachers to find a Kwanza candle holder, but today PBS LearningMedia gives educators varied holiday resources to engage students.

All About the Holidays at PBS LearningMedia offers Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanza (more…)

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“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self . . . Whatever you really love to do . . . love that in front of children.  That’s going to be a far more important gift than anything you could ever give them wrapped up in a box with ribbons. . . The last thing . . .  you have to be is perfect at it.  It’s the spirit that gives that kind of gift its wings.”   Fred Rogers

As at Thanksgiving, we think Fred Rogers can help support students, teachers, and parents over the winter holiday season. (more…)

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This application video for Jesse Buetow (5th grade classroom teacher) for 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators at first might seem intimating to me if I were considering applying for the 2017 Digital Innovator Program.  But I’ve learned — through my professional development experiences as a teacher — to follow my instincts, forget expectations, and do my best.  Surprising things can happen and, regardless of outcomes, we grow as professionals.

Now in its 5th Year, the Digital Innovator Program recognizes top PreK-12 educators using digital technology and tools in the classroom.  The call for this year’s entries is officially open through midnight, February 13, 2017.  All teachers who enter will become part of the PBS Digital Innovators Community, and the 50 top applicants — one from each state — will become 2017 Digital Innovators.

Before you leave for the holiday break (or while you’re on it), we hope you’ll learn more about the program and the streamlined application process by (more…)

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PBS KIDS has discovered that among Thomas & Friends many fans, children on the autistic spectrum love this program from Great Britain, which had its first broadcast in 1984.  (We’ve posted how an autistic child in our region has been helped by Thomas resources in school. Just search Thomas & Friends here on our homepage.)

Over this holiday season, WGBY is airing seasonal episodes of Thomas & Friends, including these 5 new ones beginning on December 12.   In addition to Thomas & Friends classroom resources from Thomas episodes, you’ll find a wide range of tips and activities for incorporating Thomas into an Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) classroom at (more…)

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Now through January 2, 2017, you can give yourself the gift of a PBS TeacherLine winter course and save 20% with the promotion code HOLIDAY20.  Among the range of courses, you’ll find ones such as Teaching with WebQuests for Grades K-12 and Connecting Family, Community and Schools (grades K-12).

Online learning has been with us for more than 20 years, and at the PBS Teacher’s Lounge you can read Isolation:  The Pitfall of Online Learning to find out how a PBS Digital Innovator overcomes (more…)

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“In fifteen years we’ll be programming just like reading and writing . . .  and wondering why we didn’t do it sooner.”   Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

If you’re in search of tools for creativity, storytelling and fun to engage young students for future success, then you might want to attend a free webinar on Thursday, December 8, at 6pm.

No coding experience is required for this webinar hosted by

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