Are you familiar with Science Central? It's a new resource page that hosts a variety of science content, including Chemistry and Physics, EcoSense for Living, Georgia Outdoors, Climate Central, Nova, and Science and Nature.
As a classroom tool, you'll be able to use these resources to show students scientific experiments and take them to destinations normally far beyond the reach of your classroom, integrating a variety of subjects and captivating students' attention through the use of technology.
Professor Ridley Recognizes
January, a new year, and in honor of the tradition of resolutions for healthy
habits, we wanted to acknowledge the work at RaisingtheSaladBar.com to benefit
schools striving for healthier foods.
Kids Georgia, Georgia 4-H, and Dole Food Company are challenging high schools across Georgia to Raise the
[Salad] Bar! Starting in October, students, teachers and administrators can
enter to win a brand new salad bar for their school cafeteria. All you have to
do is tell us how your school is committed to making students and schools
healthier places with an essay or video
submission. Three schools will have the opportunity to win!
Can You Do?
Click here to watch
the video courtesy of
Georgia Public Broadcasting and encourage your local high schools to
Integrate technology and history into your writing prompts with Today in Georgia History and Discovery Education's "On this Day." Log in on the GPB Education site to access "On this Day" in the portal. Click on the "My DE" tab (if it doesn't come up automatically) and notice the box at the top of the page.
You'll also find helpful tips in "New and Newsworthy" in the same section.
On-air and Online
longest running and most-honored series in primetime television, is celebrating
its 40th anniversary. "Downton
Abbey" returns with new episodes beginning Sunday, January 8 at 9PM. Catch up and share about Downton Abbey with GPB's blog Desperate for Downton.
Stay current with news stories relevant and important to Georgia educators with the GPB News feed specifically for you. Check in regularly to keep up with on-going topics like tackling childhood obesity, Race to the Top, and much more by visiting the GPB Education website.
Check out PBS Learning Media (formerly Teachers Domain) for more free, standards-aligned resources!
When you start exploring PBS
LearningMedia, you'll see a lot of the features that you're familiar with, only
new and improved: ways to search, save, and share, as well as national and
Common Core standards.
Also, brand-new features are
available right now, including Class Pages and Tags. Overwhelmed? Don't be:
a Quick Start Guide and other support material is coming soon.
Available in 2012: downloads,
collection pages, and self-paced lessons. Learn More.
Change Education for Middle School, Grades 5-8, 45 Hours Teach global climate change using
a problem-solving approach and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics) methodology to engage middle-school students and help them
understand the causes and effects of climate change. Learn about the differences
between climate and weather and how actions and nature affect the environment.
To see all online
professional development courses starting on January 25 and February 29, please
visit the PBS
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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:Thursday, March 29, 2012 Time:
8:00 am - 2 pm Location:
Marriott Courtyard Formerly
the Holiday Inn Conference Center Downtown
Clairemont Avenue Decatur,
Georgia 30030 404.371.0204
for Georgia Organics Urban Agriculture Training
Urban Agriculture Training Program is committed to cultivating urban farmers and
gardeners to build healthy, vibrant local food communities.
training program runs from February thru November with an orientation meeting in
January. Participants spend time working at a diversity of urban agriculture
projects in Metro Atlanta and gather once each month for in-depth learning
workshops and community. Plus, you’ll visit 14 very different models of the
region’s best urban ag projects and