December 8 Webinar: Running an Hour of Code with Elementary Students

“In fifteen years we’ll be programming just like reading and writing . . .  and wondering why we didn’t do it sooner.”   Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder

If you’re in search of tools for creativity, storytelling and fun to engage young students for future success, then you might want to attend a free webinar on Thursday, December 8, at 6pm.

No coding experience is required for this webinar hosted by

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Free Educator Webinars This Week

This week, teachers can sign up for two free webinars led by PBS Digital Innovators, an impressive group of educators from across the country who receive one year of free professional development from PBS to foster and grow a community of tech-savvy educators.  As a result of their professional development and already accomplished practices, these Digital Innovators serve as ambassadors for integrating best practices in digital learning in classrooms.

The first webinar, which is tonight, is led by Continue reading

PBS TeacherLine Fall Courses

Now that we’re well into fall, you may find yourself wanting new skills to teach more effectively and enhance your career.  PBS TeacherLine’s self-paced and facilitated professional development courses for preschool through grade 12 teachers span a range of content — math, science, reading, social studies, instructional strategies and more.

With fall enrollment well under way, here are a few course titles that may whet your appetite for the full catalog: Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World, Grades K-6/30 hrs., Continue reading

Relax & Explore in the New PBS Teachers’ Lounge

At their best, teachers’ lounges offer a place to slow down and exchange ideas and resources with colleagues, resulting in rich professional exchanges and essential support in a world where teachers are in danger of becoming isolated.  Too often, there’s little time in teachers’ lounges to do more than eat lunch, hone lessons, or assess students’ work, however.

PBS Education is working to provide the best setting for teachers with the new PBS Teachers’ Lounge — a virtual gathering place where educators can find fresh ideas, interact with peers, and discover innovative learning tools. In addition to featured ideas and resources essential to 21st century teaching and learning, you can enter daily for a chance to win  Continue reading

Two August Webinars: Elementary Classroom and Grades 4-12

As you prepare for a new school year, this might be just the time to plan joining one or both of these PBS LearningMedia free webinars:  1) August 24, Engineering and Design Process: Real-World Classroom Resources for grades 4-12  2) August 30, Integrating Digital Content to Explore Real-World Problems in the Elementary Classroom.

The first webinar is an interactive presentation geared towards enhancing students’ understanding of the engineering design process and standards.  In the second you can learn how  Continue reading

Upcoming PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Courses

If you’re looking for professional development courses that fit your schedule, you may want to check out PBS TeacherLine’s online facilitated courses, designed to benefit both beginning and experienced teachers.  Topics for 15, 30 and 45-hours courses include science, reading, social studies, math, instructional strategies, and instructional technology.

If you enroll now through August 19 by 11:59PM EDT, you’ll also save 15% by using promo code Continue reading

PBS Summer Courses’ Discount

{f46209d5-d047-4cb7-9632-01b311db577a}_TeacherLine-July-2016-642x260PBS TeacherLine online professional development courses begin July 13 and August 17.  Current offerings support better integration of digital resources into the curriculum, expand content knowledge, and explore new teaching strategies — as well as meet any needs you may have for PDPs or CEUs.

If  you enroll between July 11 and August 19, you’ll also receive a 15% discount on 15, 30, and 45-hour facilitated courses by Continue reading

Write in the Middle — Professional Development for Middle School Writing Instruction

Write in the Middle, an eight-part professional development workshop produced by KET (Kentucky Educational Television), helps teachers learn effective middle school writing instruction.  Both classroom footage of teachers modeling successful strategies and interviews with teachers, students, and nationally recognized experts about the writing process illustrate ways to create a positive and productive writing environment for young adolescents.

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Educators Wanted to Advise WGBH and NASA

WGBH, in collaboration with NASA, is looking for the next generation of STEM educators.  Bringing the Universe into America’s Classrooms will develop digital learning resources for STEM learning and gives K-12 educators an opportunity to help design and test new instructional models and digital media tools.  Produced by WGBH, these resources will feature WGBH and NASA content available at PBS LearningMedia for free to all educators.

WGBH is looking for 50 teacher advisors to help with this mission.  Full-time classroom teachers  Continue reading

PBS TeacherLine Facilitator Named State Teacher of the Year + Spring Course Discount

Nevada’s 2016 Teacher of the Year is John Tierney from Carson City.  John, also a facilitator for PBS TeacherLine online professional development courses, represents the high caliber of educators who are part of our public media family.

PBS TeacherLine spring courses run from March 16 through April 13.  Now through March 7, you can save 10% on 15, 30, and 45 hour facilitated, online courses with promo code Continue reading