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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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As we’ve been sharing here, the PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program recognizes educators nationwide who incorporate digital media in classrooms and serve as leaders in educational technology.  This year for the first time, all educators who submit a complete application for tech-savvy K-12 educators 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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After having suffered a brain aneurysm that threatened his life, Ramsey Musallan seems to have found new clarity and purpose when he returned to teaching.  Perhaps all who have taught can feel like a phony at times.  Musallan’s  6-minute TED talk, “3 Rules to Spark Learning,” lets us know we’re not alone and what we can do to we feel more authentic.

As well as this and other TED talks at PBS LearningMedia, you’ll find many hundreds of professional development (more…)

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Project Coach works to bridge the economic, educational and social divisions facing Springfield youth by empowering and employing inner-city teens to coach, teach, and mentor elementary school students in their neighborhoods.  While training teens to be leaders is at the heart of its mission, Project Coach also provides the scaffolding to enable teens to be successful in school and community through its partnership with Smith College.

The Smith College-Project Coach Fellowship is an innovative tuition-free master’s program that prepares aspiring coaches & teachers to work at the intersection of urban youth development and education.  Project Coach offers a number of master’s of arts in teaching for

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Not only is Eyes on the Prize about us in recent history, it can help us understand why we are where we are today.  WGBY’S WORLD Channel presents Eyes on the Prize I & II — over fourteen one-hour programs — on Sundays at 8pm, starting January 17.  (And to kick things off, WORLD’s new half-hour special, Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now, will premiere Sunday, January 17, at 7:30pm ET.

In this Wednesday’s webinar, Teaching About Race Today With “Eyes on the Prize,” you can join a stimulating and timely conversation about connecting students to the civil rights movement of the 1960’s and to what is happening now in cities like Ferguson, Chicago, and Cleveland.  Leading the discussion will be Judith Richardson, producer, author, social justice activist and (more…)

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The guiding questions for this year’s Technology in Education (TiE) Conference, “Connected Teachers / Connected Learners,” are compelling ones.   They have to do with how technology can engage local and global communities, center young people’s voices, support authentic and empowering partnerships, and connect teachers.  Equally important to ask, what are the skills, experience and mindset that teachers and students need to be successful?
WGBY will be among conference presenters on Thursday, January 14, at Holyoke Community College with

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