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Explore What's New
You can now
find Georgia Outdoors in the GPB Digital Education Portal! Log in for
lesson plans and segments from Georgia Outdoors.
Visit GPB's new resource page for dropout prevention. There you can watch a video of the Dropout Prevention Summit, click to visit our educational partners also dedicated to working on this issue, and utilize a long list of resources to start the conversation in your area so that we can improve education and quality of life for Georgia students.
Professor Ridley Recognizes
It is not often
you see a talk show focused on education – one that is filmed and edited in
such a way that a teacher – with just 10 minutes spare time – can actually watch
the whole interview, and have immediate access to the newspaper articles, books
and other pieces of information referenced by the guest! The Educators Platform, from Teachers Ignite, (www.teachersignite.com)
has created The Teacher Talk Show hosted by Anne Ostholthoff, a local
leader in education. Check out one filmed recently here at GPB with John
Ahmann, a Decatur School Board member who joins in a conversation about what it
takes to be a great teacher! The article in the New York Times “Building a
Better Teacher” is not to be missed, and we agree that knowing of Doug
Lemov’s “49 Techniques that Put Students
on the Path to College” in his book “Teach like a Champion” is well worth the
read. Interesting, too, to read the Wall Street Journal article that many are
referencing titled “Super Teachers alone can’t save our schools.”
Ostholthoff explains, “After 20 years of listening to teachers, one of the most
pressing needs I’ve seen is to involve our nation’s teachers in the dialogue
about school reform! They need easy access to the opinions being discussed by
reformers and education leaders, and then a serious invitation and format to
Check out the Teachers Ignite request for YOUR INPUT and help make positive
change happen for teachers and students.
Blogging is a great way to conversationally present hot topics in your classroom, offer homework tips, or even extra credit assignments. It can keep parents up-to-date on classroom activities and increase student participation in specific themes. Many teachers are using blogs, even if they aren't writing their own, to keep current with technology and policies on education.
We would love to hear from you and share your education or classroom blog. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or share with us on Facebook or Twitter.
And add Passion for Learning, the GPB Education blog to your RSS feed, too.
On-air and Online
Don't miss a daily dose of Today In Georgia History, a multi-platform joint collaboration with the Georgia Historical Society, even during your holiday. We'd love to hear from you about how you use it in your school!
Georgia Traveler is an excellent program to give your students a virtual fieldtrip through Georgia without any need for a permission slip! Watch episodes online to stream directly into your classroom.
Login to the GPB Digital Education Portal to access resources for every subject and grade level. This month is the perfect time to study holidays and traditions around the world and encourage your students to embrace the diversity around them.
These resources and many more are available when you login to the digital portal. If you don't have a login, contact us.
Storytelling, Grades K-12
Digital storytelling and dynamic
media have the power and the potential to engage learners in remarkable new
ways. In this online course, you will explore the basics of these 21st century
teaching and learning approaches and connect them to an updated version of
Bloom's Taxonomy. Learn about useful Web 2.0 tools like 'mashups' for creating
and sharing stories and study the steps involved in creating digital stories and
corresponding evaluation rubrics.
To see all winter term
online professional development courses starting in January and February, please
visit the PBS TeacherLine catalog.
"My teaching team mate and I are
responsible for the closed circuit morning broadcast at Nicholson Elementary in
have a spot in the morning news 'Did you Know' and often use 'Today in Georgia
History' as the fact for the day. It reinforces the Social Studies standards
for GA history and has some interesting facts that most of our adult listeners
did not know. It is a great resource!"
recently participated in a GPB educator training, like Tech-or-Treat in October or the Dropout Prevention Summit in November? Enjoyed a particular
program on GPB or GPB Radio? We'd love to hear about it! We always
enjoy hearing from our GPB Teachers! Share with us at email@example.com.
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and keep up with State and National education news, hot topics,
professional development opportunities, surveys,
Follow us on Twitter and find out what educators like you are doing to make education relevant and learning interesting.
Partners and Promotions
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Toyota Teen Driver, a program created by Discovery Education
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safe driving action plan for a chance to win a complimentary in-person teen
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Students create a two-minute video on how to make teens
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