Giving Thanks to All Teachers

We have a bounty of resources to help learn about giving thanks. (Recent resources we shared for Native American Heritage Month, of course, are also appropriate.  After all, can we really separate Native American heritage and Thanksgiving?)

But, first, the Thanksgiving holiday allows us to thank educators — all those teachers, parents and many others who dedicate themselves to teaching the young to grow strong in mind, body and spirit.

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Resource Collections for Halloween & Fall!

PBS LearningMedia helps you celebrate Halloween with scare-free videos, activities, and lesson plans for grades PreK-5.  You’ll also discover fun ways to incorporate learning into your Halloween activities, like conducting science investigations with slime, using math to share candy, and solving interactive, Halloween-themed puzzles.

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For Massachusetts’ STEM Week

While we’ve know for quite a while that STEM education is essential, Massachusetts now highlights science, technology, engineering and mathematics during its STEM Week.

PBS has a history of educating in these content areas — long before STEM became an acronym!  Remember Sesame Street’s Count, Sid the Science Kid and the Wild Kratts’ brothers to name just a few?  And let’s remember Continue reading

Hispanic/Latinx Resources for the Whole Year

While we officially celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15, PBS provides educational resources that can be used year round to nurture a nation in need of learning more about its diverse cultures.

A rich array of information, including the use of Hispanic vs. Latino vs. Latinx and the importance of celebrating Hispanic/Latinx history throughout the academic year can be found in Continue reading

Free Webinar — SEL & Citizen Resources for Grades K-5

On Tuesday, August 17 at 7:00pm, you can better prepare for the new school year with resources that support community building and social emotional learning for grades K-5 and are available free on PBS LearningMedia — all drawn from the animated series starring the iconic 8-year old aardvark, Arthur.

In addition to teachers sharing lesson ideas using Arthur resources to support their students’ community awareness and emotional well-being, Continue reading

Project Based Learning Across the Curriculum

While the webinar Meeting the Moment With Project-Based Learning on April 1 promises to share key PBL elements and practices as well as supportive resources, there are simply too many resources to see in one hour!  (Last post has webinar details.)

Teaching Project-Based Lessons | Sound Field, one of many Project Based Learning (PBL) resources at Continue reading

Project Based Learning Webinar This Thursday Night!

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a powerful teaching method based on student-driven inquiry, authentic engagement and real world impact.  From the pandemic, to racial justice, to climate change, students’ concerns can be drivers of rigorous learning and community impact!

There may never be a better time than now to introduce PBL in your classrooms or expand its use.  This Thursday, April 1, at 7:00pm, you’re invited to join Continue reading

How Do We Move Forward Together?

 

Recent, tragic events in Atlanta  have shed light on the prejudice and violence that can target Asian Americans, in particular women of Asian decent.  PBS has a long history of documenting the history and contributions of racial and ethnic groups that make our country strong.

At PBS LearningMedia such programming becomes powerful classroom resources that Continue reading