Professional Learning Opportunity for Science & Social Studies Educators

Climate Conversations:  Cross-Curricular Connections is this Tuesday, October 24, at 7:00pm.  It brings science and social studies educators together to address climate change in their schools.

As well as getting a look into timely classroom materials from PBS LearningMedia, educators will have the opportunity to engage in conversation with PBS Digital Innovators, scientists, and film producers.  Led by Continue reading

Free Webinar Tonight: Teach Weather & Climate with Digital Media

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Sesame Street FREE Online Math Course for Early Childhood Educators

As sung by these endearing Sesame Street muppets, “Math is everywhere.”  To make math accessible from an early age, Sesame Street invites all early childhood educators — whether working in a classroom, center-based program, or family child-care setting — to join a free online course, Make Believe with Math. 

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Still Time to Register for Tonight’s Webinar with Maya Lin

Last November before President Obama left the White House, he honored 21 individuals with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor —  among them, Maya Lin.

Lin captured the nation’s attention and imagination ever since winning the public design competition for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in 1989 when only 21 and an undergraduate at Yale.  (Her design, controversial at the time, was chosen over 1,441 other submissions.)

Tonight, Explore Biodiversity Through Timelines – Grades 6-12, WGBH, in collaboration with Maya Lin Studio’s “What Is Missing?” Project, gives you the chance to join Lin, Continue reading

Webinar Tomorrow: Creating a Culture of Perseverance in Math Classrooms

kg16-vid-boydclassroom-resize-710x399Perseverance (aka grit) has been the focus of much discussion on what it takes for students — and teachers — to succeed.  On January 26, 2017 at 7:00p.m. Keep Going! Create a Culture of Perseverance in Math Classrooms offers an interactive discussion and demonstration of new professional development resources supporting the Problem Solving and Perseverance standard from the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice

If you’re unable to joint the webinar, registering will allow you Continue reading

Still Time to Register for Free Webinar

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Our partner station, WGBH in Boston, hosts a free webinar on Writing in the US History Classroom:  Interactive Modules for Grades 9-12 tomorrow, January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Even if you’re unable to join the demonstration and discussion at this time, you’ll receive a link to the recorded webinar by registering.

The  webinar focuses on new interactive lessons on writing Continue reading

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2017 PBS Digital Innovators

This application video for Jesse Buetow (5th grade classroom teacher) for 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators at first might seem intimating to me if I were considering applying for the 2017 Digital Innovator Program.  But I’ve learned — through my professional development experiences as a teacher — to follow my instincts, forget expectations, and do my best.  Surprising things can happen and, regardless of outcomes, we grow as professionals.

Now in its 5th Year, the Digital Innovator Program recognizes top PreK-12 educators using digital technology and tools in the classroom.  The call for this year’s entries is officially open through midnight, February 13, 2017.  All teachers who enter will become part of the PBS Digital Innovators Community, and the 50 top applicants — one from each state — will become 2017 Digital Innovators.

Before you leave for the holiday break (or while you’re on it), we hope you’ll learn more about the program and the streamlined application process by Continue reading

PBS TeacherLine’s Gift to You + How to Avoid the Isolation of Online Learning

Now through January 2, 2017, you can give yourself the gift of a PBS TeacherLine winter course and save 20% with the promotion code HOLIDAY20.  Among the range of courses, you’ll find ones such as Teaching with WebQuests for Grades K-12 and Connecting Family, Community and Schools (grades K-12).

Online learning has been with us for more than 20 years, and at the PBS Teacher’s Lounge you can read Isolation:  The Pitfall of Online Learning to find out how a PBS Digital Innovator overcomes Continue reading