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Education Worth Sharing

February 24, 2011


Over 1,300 educators responded to our survey this past fall and we listened!

Based on your feedback, we’re introducing a new format for the GPB Education Newsletter. We’re featuring easier to read sections that address topics of interest to you.  Now you can peruse what’s On-Air and Online, Explore What’s New on the website and within GPB Digital Education video streaming (formerly United Streaming), get a Tech Tip of the Month and Learn what professional development opportunities are available.

We also added a section to recognize and share the awesome work you do. In Professor Ridley Celebrates, we pay tribute to your achievements.  Plus in Partners and Promotions, get the scoop on contests, special educator promotions, and events.

As always we love to hear from you. Share with us at or join us on our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

The GPB Education Team



On-air and Online

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New episodes of Georgia Traveler
Georgia Outdoors Earth Day Video Contest
Encourage student creativity with Inventure
GPB brings StoryCorps to Macon        



PBS TeacherLine Spring Course Discounts
Federal Service Foreign Language Summer Camps 2011

Tech Tip of the Month

You’ll find many videos and objects in the digital streaming portal easier to view when using Mozilla Firefox instead of Internet Explorer as your web browser.

Professor Ridley Celebrates...


Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology

 Education Technology in Action

In this new section, we recognize extraordinary educators. This month we salute Dr. Jeff Mathews, Principal of the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology and Technologist Chris Gegen. In a recent visit to the school, we witnessed their thoughtful approach to integrating education and technology.  Read more at GPB Education Facebook notes.


Explore what’s new

150th Anniversary of the Civil War -  Visit us online every Friday and Monday for new resources on Georgia’s Civil War history.
Women’s History Month – Stop by the Georgia Stories site for our salute to Georgia women in history.
Cyberbullying: Bullying in the Digital Age Training – Learn what cyberbullying  is and how to help your students.
   Mission US

Mission US – Blast back in time through this revolutionary multimedia game that teaches history to fifth through eighth graders.

GPB Digital Education – New Videos (Remember to login!)

Finding Byron Reece - This documentary profiles the life, work and legacy of Pulitzer-prize nominated poet and author Byron Herbert Reece, a native of Georgia's Appalachia.
Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision – The acclaimed documentary chronicles the almost twenty year fierce struggle over water between three states – Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Share with us!

We love to hear from you about the GPB Education resources you love and the ones that you need.   

Know a rock star educator or got a tech tip?  Got a professional development opportunity? Share them with us.  As always, we love to hear from our educators.  Feel free to contact us at

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Partners and Promotions

PBS Teachers Innovation Awards Contest
Educator Appreciation Day at Zoo Atlanta
Second Annual WordGirl Definition Competition LIVE Webcast in Schools


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Aetna Foundation is “Weighing In with Georgia Public Broadcasting” and organizations throughout Georgia to ensure health and wellness for all Georgians!  Together, we are building a “virtual community” to address obesity. 

Visit GPB for resources from Partner Organizations as well as news about health, wellness, fitness and nutrition aggregated into a comprehensive resource base and shared at   

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Win A Field Trip to Fernbank During NatureQuest’s Grand Opening!

Fernbank’s NatureQuest is an $8 million permanent exhibit that promises to be the field trip destination for teachers and students. Featuring 100 interactive ways to observe the natural world, its ecosystems include those found behind a waterfall, inside a forest and alongside a rock quarry. With school budget cuts, Georgia Natural Gas® TrueBlue Schools® understands that science field trips and hands-on learning experiences often disappear from the curriculum.

That’s why Georgia Natural Gas TrueBlue Schools is partnering with Fernbank during the grand opening of NatureQuest, and will be at Fernbank March 19th and 20th promoting ways to learn, earn and win with TrueBlue Schools.

Throughout the grand opening weekend, educators, parents and students can register their school to win the grand prize - $1,000 for a Fernbank field trip! Other prizes will be given away throughout the weekend too, including FREE Fernbank admission passes/IMAX tickets, as well as a Fire-Up Your Field Day Experience for one lucky school, sponsored by Georgia Natural Gas TrueBlue Schools and Dave FM. Remember, TrueBlue Schools is helping schools earn much needed dollars for ANYTHING they need, like field trips to Fernbank. Now, that’s TrueBlue.

So, come learn to earn with TrueBlue Schools, and Win!

Details coming soon, visit and

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