History Teachers — Time to Register!

On Thursday, September 22 at 7:00pm, join GBH for a free one-hour webinar showcasing the newest AMERICAN EXPERIENCE resources on PBS LearningMedia.  You’ll get a sneak peek at the upcoming new season and what will be available for classroom use in the next several months.

A high school social studies teacher, along with a GBH Education teacher-advisor, will describe how Continue reading

NEPM Days at the Springfield Museums!

Please join us for NEPM Days at the Springfield Museums on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 2 – 11, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Based on the popular PBS animated kids’ series, “Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond” is an interactive, bilingual exhibit that inspires families and children to understand that nature discovery can happen anywhere!  Various areas of the exhibit provide opportunities to learn about nature, use math skills to explore the natural world, use tools to investigate environments, and — equally important — work and play together.

During NEPM days, Nature Cat will make meet-and-greet appearances, and families can take home PBS-themed games and activities.  If you’re an NEPM member, please let the Museums know to receive $2 off admission!

You can also see this promotional video in Spanish (en español).

And for a collection of more resources that make learning fun with Nature Cat, click here.

Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness

Teachers of all grades are voicing serious concerns about the mental health of many young people today.  It’s not surprising, then, that Ken Burns, esteemed producer and documentarian, brings us Hiding in Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness, a film that helps us see the awareness and empathy needed for mental health challenges and the hope many find when facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

By capturing the experiences of young people who struggle with mental health, the film shines light on what it’s like for them and for  the parents, teachers, friends and healthcare providers who try to help.  The film also shows the need for society to  Continue reading

Be Inspired by Aretha Sanders, GBH-NEPM Educator Ambassador

We’re proud to focus our lens on Aretha Sanders, one of our regional GBH/NEPM Educator Ambassadors — a program that brings together  K-12 educators who teach in a wide variety of roles, disciplines, and grades across the Commonwealth, each one using innovative approaches to integrate technology in the classroom.

A video production teacher at Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology, Aretha shares how PBS LearningMedia helps support her students’ studies in this taping of her and students.  What you don’t learn in this video is Continue reading

Apply to Become Part of the 2022-23 Fred Rogers’ Educators’ Neighborhood!

 

You’ve read here before the inspiration we take from Fred Rogers!  We’re now excited to share Educators’ Neighborhood, a community of educators who learn together, inspired from the life and work of Fred Rogers.

These “educators” include all helpers who work directly with children, youth, families, or adults who care for children, youth, and families (formal and informal educators, care providers, therapists, librarians, museum docents, tutors, coaches, and others).

Together, they connect Continue reading