From PBS Teachers Lounge — Building High School Lessons Online

“My charge for the foreseeable future is to help my students feel something normal —  to learn and grow and feel supported  . . . My lessons will focus on three things: Clarity, Choice, and Engagement.”

This quotation by David Olson is from an April post he wrote for the PBS Teachers Lounge.  He currently teaches AP U.S. Government and Politics, Criminal Justice, and Modern U.S. History and believes that many of his lessons are best accomplished with digital content.

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Grades K-12+ Multi-Language Resources from Khan Academy

Since we first shared Khan Academy, its free library of lessons to support students, teachers and parents has grown to include:  mathematics, grammar, science, history AP courses, SAT preparation and more.  And Khan Academy is available in 40 languages!

You’ll find Khan Academy offered under STEM resources at the MA Department of Early & Secondary Education website for Educational Resources for Students and Families during COVID-19.  Also included is Continue reading

Helping Children Develop Emotional Resilience during Coronavirus

The National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) recently shared a new brief about how to provide a nurturing environment for children and support the development of their emotional resilience.  It also shares ways that non-parents can help friends and family members with children.
The brief addresses what it calls practicing the 3 R’s: Reassurance, Routine, and Regulation and gives practical, intelligent suggestions about issues such as validating children’s feelings when

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Appreciating Teachers with A Special Sweepstakes!

 

Like WGBH, our partner station in Boston, we have a deep appreciation for how teachers have risen to the occasion of sweeping school closings and a shift towards a new way of teaching. More than ever, we’re all humbled to serve educators during this uncertain time.
WGBH wants to thank you with a special sweepstakes for Massachusetts educators that includes

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PreView WGBH/WGBY On Air Educational Content & Resources

As we’ve previously shared, students can view daily blocks of educational broadcast programming on WGBY and WGBH The World channels.  This programming is designed for students with limited or no internet access or to augment their online learning.

Teachers can register for a  preview on May 6 of what’s planned for the daily blocks scheduled on May 11 – 15.  In addition, you’ll learn about Continue reading

Live Chat with Filmmaker Stanley Nelson

On Tuesday, May 5 at 7pm ET, teachers can join an exclusive live chat with award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson. Together with PBS Digital Innovator All Stars Mike Lang, David Olson and PBS Kids’ Early Learning Champion Roshanna Beard, you’ll be part of a discussion about how educators can act as catalysts for students to make change in our world.

Because this discussion is live, participants will be able to Continue reading

Coping Tips for Students When Everything’s Canceled

While we want to do all we can to help students focus on academic learning, we also have to acknowledge the toll that the COVID-19 crisis has had on their social lives and offer them support.

KQED Learn, San Francisco’s PBS station, is a free platform for middle and high school students to tackle big issues and build their media literacy and critical thinking skills in Continue reading

Thanks to Peep and the Big Wide World Lesson on Weather

This post is written by MaiCherish Harris, Elms College student and NEPM Education Intern:

This year as part of my studies, I took a class called “Social Studies and Science Methods.” For this class, I am required to create lesson plans and teach demonstration lessons.  

 

Attempting to create lessons for a subject that isn’t your strong suit is daunting.  I was extremely relieved to learn that PBS LearningMedia has lesson plans structured around 
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Science Learning with NOVA

NOVA, produced by WGBH in Boston, has been enthralling millions of viewers with the mysteries and discoveries of science for more than 40 years.  So it’s not surprising that the The New York Times recently reported how schools are using NOVA to teach science during COVID-19.

Primarily for middle and high school, NOVA Education on PBS LearningMedia, provides Continue reading