2nd Peer Exchange on Racism — Making Space for Conversations

Making Space for Conversations about Racism and Implicit Bias is a virtual discussion is for grade 6-12 teachers across the Commonwealth.  This unique exchange offers a chance to speak candidly in small educator-facilitated groups about how to thoughtfully plan conversations with students around race, implicit bias and the public outcry for social justice.
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Peer Exchange on Race for MA Middle & High School Educators

 

In response to the murder of George Floyd and great societal inequities, WGBH in Boston is hosting a Peer Exchange next week on Thurs., 6/11 at 7pm entitled Making Space for Conversations about Racism and Implicit Bias in Middle/High Classrooms.

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Appreciating Teachers with A Special Sweepstakes!

 

Like WGBH, our partner station in Boston, we have a deep appreciation for how teachers have risen to the occasion of sweeping school closings and a shift towards a new way of teaching. More than ever, we’re all humbled to serve educators during this uncertain time.
WGBH wants to thank you with a special sweepstakes for Massachusetts educators that includes

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Live Chat with Filmmaker Stanley Nelson

On Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm ET, teachers can join an exclusive live chat with award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Together with PBS Digital Innovator All Stars Mike Lang, David Olson and PBS Kids’ Early Learning Champion Roshanna Beard, you’ll be part of a discussion about how educators can act as catalysts for students to make change in our world.

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3 Molly of Denali Free Webinars > Starting Tonight!

Many of us have already fallen in love with Molly of Denali — a pint-sized bundle of joy, from a small village in Alaska, who uses a vlog to share her daily adventures.  She is curious and never far from a question that can’t be investigated using informational text — the show’s main learning objective.

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PBS LearningMedia 15-Minute Jump Start

One of our top priorities right now is to help parents and educators fill educational gaps while schools are closed.  To this end, we’ll continue sharing PreK-12 resources to serve your present needs.  We hope you’ll share them with colleagues, parents and families who might benefit from them.
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Two Upcoming Webinars for Teachers and Parents

Design Squad: Engineering at Home Webinar
On Wednesday, March 25, at 1p ET teachers and parents are invited to join the Design Squad team to learn about how to support engineering and invention activities at home. In this 30-minute webinar you’ll learn about the design process, get tips for using Design Squad activities in the home, hear ideas for how to connect students virtually and get an overview of the Design Squad collection of resources. The webinar will be followed by a Q&A.  Register here.
Webinar for Massachusetts K-12 Educators

On Thursday, March 26, at 7p ET join Project Based Learning expert and author, Suzie Boss, for an updated, encore webinar for MA educators of all grades and subjects. Suzie will  inspire you to delve into this engaging and research-based teaching method that includes sustained inquiry, authenticity and student choice.  She will be accompanied by Jeromie Whalen, Communications and Media Production teacher, who will share his Project Based Learning story and the impact it has had on his practice and students.  Register here.

Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia

Register for this one-hour virtual event!

Teachers, do you want to hear how PBS Digital Innovator All Star educators support engaging, effective distance learning?

This virtual learning event, hosted by PBS master trainers and educators, will highlight a variety of tips, from student activities to digital tools and PBS LearningMedia hacks. Featuring insights applicable to elementary, middle and high-school classrooms, the session will focus on skills, tips, and techniques you can apply tomorrow to prepare for successful distance learning, whether you’re working with your students in person or sharing lessons online. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions in real time, all while testing virtual learning technologies and preparing lessons your students can do in a classroom or from their own living room.

This event is for educators of children of all ages.

You can prepare in advance by sharing your ideas and questions on twitter with the hashtag #PBSTeachersChat.
This is a highly participatory experience, and our goal is to provide tools and hacks to help you set up a digital classroom that works whether your learners are in the same room or a distance away.

You can also find additional relevant content on PBS TeachersLounge blog.

Ken Burns Classroom on PBS LearningMedia

Ken Burns and his collaborators have been creating historical documentary films for over forty years.  With Burns’ signature style, the films contain resources for powerful classroom engagement, which teachers can now access with the Ken Burns Classroom on PBS LearningMedia. The new hub, created for 4-12th grade educators, is inspired by  Continue reading