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September 2012

GPB Education

What's New
Digital Media and the Common Core Webinar  
In case you missed the webinar discussion, it's now available online. Listen to this content packed presentation on free digital resources available from GPB and our partners to support the Common Core GPS.
Sharon and Pelican Georgia Outdoors 
Georgia Outdoors
New Episode: Pelican Survivors. Birds impacted by the Gulf oil spill that were removed to Georgia and reintroduced to the wild and are doing very well.  Premieres Sunday, September 30th at 7:30pm.

New Radio Program: Ask Me Another
The lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia is played in front of (and with) a live audience. Listeners can play along, testing their knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and mathematics.  Saturdays at 1 pm.

Broadway or Bust
The 3-part series tracks America's top high school musical performers - including 2 from Georgia, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation's best young rising stars. Part competition, part performance and part non-fiction drama, the series starts with regional theater competitions, then moves to New York City, where the "best of the best" take part in grueling drama bootcamp and then compete in the National High School Musical Theater Awards.
Premieres Sunday, September 9th at 8pm.
GALILEO Common Core GPS Webinars 
August 29, 2012 - September 6, 2012     

Wednesday, August 29 @ 3:30 - 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 5 @ 4 - 5pm
Thursday, September 6 @ 3:30 - 4:30pm

PBS Teacherline classes start September 19. Enroll by September 11th for best availability.

About 39 of its reading/language arts and mathematics courses are aligned to the Common Core.

Suggested courses:

In This Issue
Continuing Ed.
New Technologies
Dropout Prevention
Events for You
Query from the Southern Education Desk
The Southern Education Desk wants to know how you kept your children and students engaged, motivated and learning this summer. Please share your summer activities and lessons with the SED.
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Fast Forward
Fast Forward
Looking for STEM Career content for your classroom?  Check out
Tech Tip
Check the Passion for Learning blog every Thursday for posts on new technologies you should try out.

Did you miss this one? How to use Google's "Go Mo" to Create a Mobile Friendly site
"American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen" is a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help students stay on the path to on-time high school graduation and future success. The centerpiece of WNET's activities is AMERICAN GRADUATE DAY -- an unprecedented full-day broadcast and outreach event dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves. Each half hour will feature a 23 minute segment about a national organization working to keep kids on track and in schools.   
Airs Saturday, September 22nd from 1 to 7pm

Encourage your students to enter the Stop the Drop Student Video Contest.
Calendar 8/29/12 @ 7pm - Tools for Discovery Education Administrators

9/8/12 @ 8:30am - 2:30pm -
EdCamp Atlanta - GPB Education will be there!

10/2/12 - Cafeteria Man  - supporting healthy, local foods for schools  

10/25/12-10/26/12 - Georgia Council for the Social Studies Fall Conference

11/7/12-11/9/12 - Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC) :

Got an event you want to promote? Submit it here.

Let us know if you need particular content for your classrooms.  We're happy to help Georgia Educators!
New Media and Education Services Team
Georgia Public Broadcasting