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Black History Month:
Throughout the month of February, we’re celebrating the
contributions and achievements of African Americans. For a full list of programs and online content
Free Film Screening: More Than a Month – 2/22 at 6:30p.m. Reserve your seat for the premiere of this documentary at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22EK4K2M6WA.
Riders – 2/7 at 8 p.m. This program chronicles the journey of the
courageous band of civil-rights activists in the Deep South in 1961.
by Another Name – 2/13 at 9 p.m. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book
by Doug Blackmon, this documentary challenges one of America's most cherished
assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with Abraham
Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
Bricks We Walk On – 2/13 Immediately following Slavery by
Another Name, author and Atlantan Doug Blackmon visits sites in Atlanta with
historic relevance to the program.
Several Black History Month
documentaries air on GPB Radio every Thursday night at 7pm February 2nd, 9th,
16th and 23rd
The Little Rock Nine - 2/9 Carlotta Walls LaNier,
one of the "Little Rock Nine" shares recollections of the sacrifices
made and the abuses endured in her pursuit of a fair and equal education.
Race and the Space Race - 2/16 The Space Age began when
America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights. In this
program, we hear the stories of the people who broke the color line at
Professor Ridley Recognizes
Georgia’s DEN Leadership Council
Georgia’s Discovery Educator Network (DEN)
Leadership Council is made up of passionate technology-using educators who are
equally excited about helping other educators improve their technical skills.
DEN shares their knowledge on the council’s official blog,
organizes tech meet ups, and are always interested in interacting with you.
are: Pattie Morton, Leadership Council
Chair, Monique Liles, Patti Grammens and GPB’s own Patrice Weaver. Additionally, Sandi Dennis joined the GA DEN
blog team to post technology updates. Read them every Tuesday.
Here’s what educators said about how
much they value their DEN Leadership Councils. In a survey conducted by the Harvard
Graduate School of Education last year on the DEN, “respondents
reported that the DEN had an extremely beneficial impact on how they used
Be sure to
add the DEN Leadership Council members to your professional learning networks
(PLN) as they are happy to help you.
you know that you can download videos you playback in the Discovery Education
portal? Here’s how:
- Log on and search for video content.
- Click on the video you’d like to watch.
- To download that video or video segment, right-click on the download icon (or Ctrl
+ click if using a Mac) and choose "Save Target As..."
On-air and Online
Professional Learning Sessions Online – Bookmark this link: www.gpb.org/education/common-core
and save the dates! Online training on the new Common Core Georgia Performance
Standards continues this month and lasts through May.
- 2/1 –4th Grade English Language Arts
from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
- 2/1 – 11th and 12th Grade
English Language Arts 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- 2/2 – Kindergarten Mathematics from 10 a.m. - 12
- 2/2 – 6th Grade Mathematics from 2
p.m. - 4 p.m.
- 2/7 – 1st Grade Mathematics from 10
a.m. - 12 p.m.
- 2/7 – 7th Grade Mathematics from 2 p.m.
- 4 p.m.
- 2/16 – 2nd Grade Mathematics from 10
a.m. - 12 p.m.
- 2/16 – 8th Grade Mathematics from 2
p.m. - 4 p.m.
- 2/28 – 3rd Grade Mathematics from 10
a.m. - 12 p.m.
- 2/28 – 9th Grade Mathematics from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
- 2/29 – 3rd
Grade English Language Arts 2 p.m. - 4
- 2/29 – 6th Grade English Language
Arts 10 a.m. - 12 p.m .
our classroom page on
GPB Learning media for lesson plans and media for Black History month and more.Don’t
forget to log on.
New webinar: Making Mobile Media Meaningful
in (and Beyond!) Your STEM Classroom 2/1 at 7 p.m. - In this webinar, Hall
Davidson will show educators how to build interactive projects and assessments
that tap and expand student knowledge with apps, QR codes, social media sites,
and more. Register now.
BE ENGAGED … INFORMED
Invite you to a community discussion on
Macon School Reform
Monday, March 12, 2012
The Peyton Anderson Community Services Center
6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to register for the event,
contact Yun Mi Park at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-685-2681
We're Looking for a Few Good Bloggers!
you blog or have you always wanted to? We’re looking for guest bloggers to
contribute to our Passion for Learning blog. All topic areas are welcome. If
you are interested in being a GPB Teacher Blogger, send us your name, email address, topic of
expertise and blog link (if you have one) to email@example.com.
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Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Don’t miss Wildlife Rescue! Discover how
waterfowl are being saved, how orphaned animals are being released back into the
wild, and more in this interactive exhibition.
Educational in Nature is a resource-rich website for Educators provided by Georgia-Pacific.
It meets Georgia Performance Standards in Science, Social Studies,
Language Arts, Visual Arts, Math, Vocabulary, Reading, Listening,
Viewing and Speaking for 4th and 5th grade students. This resource will
make environmental education part of your curriculum with fun lesson
plans. For example, you'll find activities that directly reinforce GPS
science standards around simple machines and energy. Visit GPB.org/education to learn more.
Join Clifford and his pals on an adventure around Birdwell Island! Explore the new exhibit for free on a night just for teachers! RSVP to Imagine It! The Children's Museum of Atlanta to reserve your place.
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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
So please, Save the
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2012
8:00 am - 2 pm
the Holiday Inn Conference Center
your name and mailing address to: ATL_ExternalRelation@devry.edu
detailing the event and registration will be sent In January
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