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 firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on our Facebook page or Twitter feed.
The GPB Education Team
On-air and Online
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.
Bullying in the Digital Age Training – Learn what cyberbullying is and how to help your
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!)
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.
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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 email@example.com.
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Partners and Promotions
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.
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,
come learn to earn with TrueBlue Schools, and Win!
coming soon, visit TrueBlueSchools.com and FernbankMuseum.org.