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Education Worth Sharing
November 2011



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Georgia Traveler LogoGeorgia Traveler has started its new season.  Did you know you can watch past episodes online?  Share the diversity of Georgia with your students by streaming episodes in your classroom.

Georgia Outdoors
will be airing new episodes this month!  Make the connection with Life Science in a special episode about frogs while exploring regions and ecosystems across Georgia.  You can now find Georgia Outdoors in the GPB Education Digital Portal!  Log in for lesson plans and segments from Georgia Outdoors.

PBS KIDS Lab Check out the all new PBS KIDS Lab! With over 40 FREE games designed to help children 2-8 build critical math and literacy skills, the Lab includes PBS KIDS' largest offering of interactive math content for preschoolers to date. Centered around beloved PBS KIDS shows, the games are linked by curricular frameworks and available for a variety of platforms.


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Guide Inc.

It is no mystery that as an educator in today’s society you will wear many different hats.  Many of you are also wearing a parenting hat at the same time.  In honor of Parenting Awareness Month we hope that the following information can be helpful for your use or to pass along to others.

Let’s face it – being a parent is one of the toughest jobs out there.  It calls for long days, grueling hours and a level of dedication that has yet to be defined.  At GUIDE Inc. we want you to know that your hard work does not go unnoticed.  Did you know that when it comes to the prevention of underage drinking, teens feel their parents are the most influential when it comes to their decision making?

Save Brains is a media campaign developed by GUIDE, Inc. to help parents and adults talk about the dangers and myths of alcohol use and abuse with the teens in your lives.  The Save Brains materials that you will find on our website can help you keep the lines of communication open with your teen when it comes to helping them live a safe and alcohol free life. 

We are all about the promotion of positive youth development and prevention of underage drinking and other drug use, but we need your help with this mission.  We encourage you to download and use the materials that are available on our website.  Now go out there and save some brains!


Tech Tip

Are you encouraging your students to use their accounts? Students can access Discovery Education Student Center by logging in at with a user name and password that you have created for them.  You can find out more by viewing the tutorial on student accounts after logging in.  Give students an edge on research projects and an opportunity for more creative with this feature of the digital education portal.



On-air and Online

GPB Go Green
GPB Go Green
is our new environmental education portal. Get conservation news and links to resources that support earth science and ecology. 

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Discovery Education: All About Jobs
Check out these new resources that prepare students for future jobs:

STEM Careers for students: Volume 01

  • Explore the possibilities that occupations in science, technology, engineering, and math have to offer.
  • Math at Work
    Everywhere you look, math is there.
  • Language Arts at Work
    From author to broadcast journalist, there is a variety of careers for language arts achievers

Don't miss a daily dose of Today In Georgia History, a multi-platform joint collaboration with the Georgia Historical Society.  We'd love to hear from you about how you use it in your school!



Introducing PBS Learning Media

This is our exciting free service that gives teachers, students and families access to PBS’ rich digital library.

In collaboration with PBS, high quality content drawn from more than 1,500 public media producers and 350 local stations such as WGBH’s Nova science series, is available on one site. All content is aligned to common core and state standards.

How to get onboard:
1. Go to
2. Register a new account
3. Start searching for aligned content & lesson plans
4. Tell us what you think at

PBS Teacherline
Autumn courses start October 26, but signup lasts until Friday night, October 28th.

Courses to consider:
PreK-6: Have Fun with Engineering -You will design an original model eliciting activity (MEA) that aligns with curriculum and pilot it in your classroom.  Engage your students while they develop hands-on solutions and then test the model they developed.
K-12: Engage Multiple Intelligences - Discover the advantages of teaching methods that engage multiple intelligences and explore ways to implement them.  You will learn to teach and assess students differently based on their individual intellectual styles.



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9-12 STEM Teachers Oppportunity to Research with NASA

STEM Educators of grades 9-12! PBS TeacherLine and NASA are doing a research study with just a few openings for control teachers left. Find out more and sign up today.


Her World


Bring the young women at your high school to an event developed especially for them.  Juniors and seniors are invited to work in group activities with girls from all over the state and hear from women leaders in the community.  They will learn about exciting career opportunities they may never have imagined.  Your participation is complimentary. So please, Save the Date!
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2012
Time: 8:00 am - 2 pm
Location: Marriott Courtyard
Formerly the Holiday Inn Conference Center
Downtown Decatur
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Email your name and mailing address to:
Information detailing the event and registration will be sent In January.
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The Scholarship Academy1
Concerned about how to pay for college? Come to the “I Am College Material” Scholarship Fair. The Fair will be Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Atrium in Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Ave, SW. This event will introduce students and their parents to the private scholarship application process. The Scholarship Fair is designed to ensure that two core populations of students, low-wealth students with average GPAs (2.5 – 3.3) and middle-income students seeking merit-based aid can effectively address the gaps in their financial aid packages. Scholarship program participants include the Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, Posse Foundation Scholars, The Lead Foundation and the United Negro College Fund.

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FREE Hands-on Resources for Grades K-6!

The Siemens Science Day website has a new look. On the site you will find a library of hands-on science activities organized by grade level, best practices guides, professional development resources and more!

Enter to Win a Science Assembly for Your School
Now two schools will be selected to win the Ultimate Cool School Science Day Sweepstakes.

Imagine a day of engaging hands-on science demonstrations and thrilling surprises at your school. Enter daily for the best chance of winning. Click here to see photos from last year's event. Entries accepted through February 28, 2012.

Free Hands-on Science Resources

Visit the site to see ten new hands-on activities and corresponding videos for grades K-6.



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