Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category

Public media’s favorite otters, humpback whales and white sharks are back.  Tonight at 7:00pm ET, PBS LearningMedia is teaming up once again with the Monterey Bay Aquarium and science experts to give educators a firsthand look at an exclusive collection of videos, interactives and lesson plans that were created in conjunction with PBS and the BBC’s Big Blue Live.

To register for this free educator webinar Digital Resources to Explore the Deep Blue Depths, (more…)

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As we near the end of National Education Week, this clip from a 6-minute TED Talk might make you curious to learn more about how to predict success in education.  For making such predictions, psychologist and former educator Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth says we need to better understand students and learning from a motivational and psychological perspective.

Duckworth, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, studies non-IQ competencies, including self-control and grit that predict success both academically and professionally.  In her full talk she describes (more…)

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PBS Education’s “Get Your Tech On” campaign provides tools, support and professional development to help you succeed in the digital age of learning.  Tonight at 7pm ET, EdTech expert Leslie Fisher, who’s popular and respected in the education field, leads a second free educator webinar. You’ll discover a range of apps, tools and gadgets as well as practical tips and solutions for integrating technology into your classroom.

You can also enter to win some cool tech prizes, including local PD trainings, a trip to Austin to attend TCEA, and Chromebooks for your class.   (more…)

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indexTonight at 7:00pm ET, PBS LearningMedia is teaming up with 38-year educator and ed tech consultant, Michael Gorman, for the first in its series of “Get Your Tech On” free educator webinars, Creating Meaningful Assessments in the Digital Age. In addition to excellent professional development, the first sweepstakes winner will be announced live during the webinar. (more…)

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Sometimes we can perceive change as unfair and unmanageable.  But in teaching, as in life, change is inevitable and even necessary for growth in teachers and students.  This video, from a recent eSchoolNews article entitled “6 tips for innovative teaching,” shares the experience of educator Ann McMullan, who knows that embracing change in the digital age can lead to innovative teaching and learning that also improves high-stakes testing results.

PBS LearningMedia is a powerful resource to help transform teaching and learning (more…)

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To help you and students succeed in the digital age of learning, PBS LearningMedia has compiled favorite technology-themed resources to enhance lesson plans and spark classroom discussion. Topics include: 21st century learning, careers in technology, adaptive technologies, and using video games to enhance learning.

The more you explore the Get Your Tech On collection for tech-themed lesson plans, games, videos and PD webinars, the more chances you have to win  (more…)

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0601d925-0234-467a-80db-9d58fcd0e751In our lives we’re interconnected in countless ways.  Professionally, Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) can connect us in powerful ways that help boost learning in the classroom, share information to help colleagues, and create a support system to nurture our teaching.

Whether you’re actively involved with your network or wondering if you even have one, a free webinar on Wednesday, October 7, 7:00 pm, will put you in touch with four Massachusetts educators — PBS LearningMedia™ Digital Innovators — as they share  (more…)

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