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On April 16 from 7-8pm, you can join an educator webinar entitled Cultivate Creators through Coding and STEAM.  (As you may know, STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics.)  PBS LearningMedia is offering this free professional development session on how teachers are coding and technology to introduce opportunities for creative expression across the curriculum to support learning outcomes (i.e., turning STEM into STEAM).  Attendees will learn how (more…)

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PBSTeacherLine_FTR-320x180Spring can be a time to rejuvenate and dedicate yourself to professional development.   PBS TeacherLine offers 15, 30, or 45-hour online courses.  Among those featured, (more…)

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The 2015 Ideas & Innovations Virtual Conference from March 23-25 is provided by Share My Lesson in partnership with content leaders, authors and experienced educators.  The conference’s 28 sessions are for new or experienced PreK-12 educators and span all subject areas from arts education, science and math to integrating technology and games into the classroom.  A free webinar, Cultivating Innovative Thinking, takes place on March 24 at 7pm when you can join PBS LearningMedia to explore how digital content can be used to strengthen key skills that lead to innovation.   (more…)

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“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”  Nelson Mandela

 

To understand the importance of forgiveness, middle school students do an exercise that helps the development of core values in this video from The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values.  In addition to this video with teaching tips and related resources, PBS LearningMedia offers a comprehensive, standards-aligned lesson that begins with (more…)

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Last week the NY Times published an article entitled “Teaching Students How to Talk Less and Listen More,” the genesis of which was a question by a teacher who asked for suggestions about managing students whose participation dominates class time. Whether you currently have students who talk too little or too much, are challenged by other classroom management issues, or would like to find hundreds — actually thousands — of resources for a wide range of professional development needs, (more…)

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imagesAcross the country good teachers help shape students’ lives every day.  PBS TeacherLine courses can help you achieve your goals through professional development that adapts to your schedule — especially over these wintry months. Whether to gain content knowledge and teaching strategies, earn PDPs/CEUs, or explore future possibilities for advancement, PBS TeacherLine winter courses (more…)

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It’s mid-way through the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program application period with applications due by 2/11 for this amazing opportunity. PBS loves teachers and in 2014 rewarded 100 hard-working educators with the title of “PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator,” with exclusive access to virtual and in-person trainings, free PD and more.  In 2015 we’re searching for 100 more innovators like Don Goble.  (more…)

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