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Write in the Middle, an eight-part professional development workshop produced by KET (Kentucky Educational Television), helps teachers learn effective middle school writing instruction.  Both classroom footage of teachers modeling successful strategies and interviews with teachers, students, and nationally recognized experts about the writing process illustrate ways to create a positive and productive writing environment for young adolescents.

You’ll find series of videos on important areas of writing such as (more…)

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WGBH, in collaboration with NASA, is looking for the next generation of STEM educators.  Bringing the Universe into America’s Classrooms will develop digital learning resources for STEM learning and gives K-12 educators an opportunity to help design and test new instructional models and digital media tools.  Produced by WGBH, these resources will feature WGBH and NASA content available at PBS LearningMedia for free to all educators.

WGBH is looking for 50 teacher advisors to help with this mission.  Full-time classroom teachers  (more…)

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Nevada’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is John Tierney from Carson City.  John, also a facilitator for PBS TeacherLine online professional development courses, represents the high caliber of educators who are part of our public media family.

PBS TeacherLine spring courses run from March 16 through April 13.  Now through March 7, you can save 10% on 15, 30, and 45 hour facilitated, online courses with promo code (more…)

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WGBY airs Part One of PBS’ A Year In Space this Wednesday, March 2 at 8 pm, just 24 hours after astronaut Scott Kelly’s return to Earth.  The quietly powerful trailer suggests the personal nature of a program about the International Space Station, Scott and his identical twin brother Mark Kelly, husband of U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who retired after his wife was shot during a violent attack in 2011.

To help educators engage on a closer level with this behind-the-scenes look at Scott’s record-breaking 12-month mission, (more…)

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While elementary school instruction emphasizes “learning to read,” middle school focus shifts to “reading to learn.” By this time, students encounter more texts in the content-area disciplines and must apply literacy strategies to learn new information — challenging for students who struggle in reading and responding to informational and narrative texts.

Along with 40 blended student lessons designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in middle school, a professional development video from WGBH shows teachers, students, and a literacy expert presenting their perspectives on self-paced lessons to inspire middle school literacy. (more…)

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Innovation is everyone’s responsibility . . . .”  Albert Einstein

The last day to apply for the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program is February 8.  If you or an educator you know incorporates digital media in classrooms and serves as a leader in educational technology, we encourage you to apply.   This year for the first time, all educators who submit a complete application and meet all entry requirements will be invited to join and reap the program’s benefits.

From this group, up to 54 Lead Innovators will be selected and also receive a three day, all-expense paid trip (more…)

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As more whiteboards find their way into classrooms, teachers can benefit from this video in which kindergarten teacher Allison Frometa demonstrates how she prepares for teaching a lesson using online educational games on an interactive whiteboard. She discusses why (more…)

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