This month, Teaching Channel Presents and PBS LearningMedia bring you more new and innovative ideas for inquiry-based teaching, integrating the arts, and meeting the Common Core literacy standards. Here are December topics and themes:
Week 1: Connecting the Arts to Academics [Episode #210: Dec. 2-8] — See a wide range of lessons from first grade to high school where students learn about math, science, discipline, leadership, and foreign languages through the arts. Preview. For more arts resources, check out these media-rich resources from PBS LearningMedia: Collective Improvisation and WPA Murals.
Week 2: High School English [Episode #211: Dec. 9-15] — See how teachers are working to implement the Common Core State Standards. Preview. PBS Learning Media resources include: Media Arts: Critical Viewing: Cigarette Ads and The People, Yes.
Week 3: Season One Rebroadcast [Dec. 16-22] — See highlights of videos that cover topics incluidng defining bullying for parents, students who are tried in a youth court by peers, and helpful leson plan ideas for new and veteran teachers. From PBS LearningMedia: A Day in the Life and Stop Bullying. . .Take a Stand.
Week 4: Season One Rebroadcast [Dec. 28-29] See how two teachers create amazing classroom environments for their students. PBS Learning Media resources include: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in Advanced Manufacturing and Center for Sustainability at Penn State University Tour.