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While a full day’s schedule makes it challenging to visit other teachers’ classrooms, dedicated teachers take on challenges that strengthen their practice everyday.  Visiting other classrooms and observing teachers in action can improve the ability to create constructive, productive environments and plan lessons, which is why administrators can consider time spent in and reflecting on other classrooms worthwhile professional development.

In this video from Making the Case, math teachers Leticia Lopez and Eddie Torres plan lessons together and later will observe one another’s classroom. (more…)

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To grow professionally, we need people who will give us feedback.  Unfortunately, says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, there is one group of people who get little systematic feedback to help them do their jobs better – teachers.  He goes as far as to say that the coaching system we have in place today is putting America’s global leadership at risk.

In this TEDTalks video, Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) have just announced a partnership to deliver new digital resources to teachers and students. These resources include the Good Thinking! professional development series and games like Bumper Ducks and Showbiz Safari. (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia is kicking off its back to school campaign by focusing on one of the biggest rends in education today, 1:1 digital media classrooms. You’re invited to join a panel of educators who will provide tips for integrating media that supports curriculum and personalizes instruction for students.  (more…)

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According to a German proverb, “Every beginning is hard.”  As you begin your new school year, it can help to see and hear other inspired educators.  In a PBS Learningmedia gallery of short clips, Khalilah Brann, high school teacher at Brooklyn School for Music and Theatre, talks about why she teaches, what’s challenging about her job and why it’s a labor of love.  She also speaks cogently about (more…)

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PBS LearningMedia is teaming up with Share My Lesson — resources by and for teachers — to explore the power of using high-quality digital media to enrich STEM learning while deepening engagement and understanding by students.  In addition to this free educator webinar on Thursday, there’s PBS LearningMedia 101 for educators who would like training or a refresher course on how to using PBS LearningMedia in the classroom.  Content from NOVA, NASA, Curious George, and other trusted sources  (more…)

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Summer can be a time to slow down and catch up.  Whether you’re at your desk or sitting poolside, PBS TeacherLine online professional development can strengthen your content knowledge and help you explore key issues in education.  Here’s a list of featured courses that begin

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