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October 2012

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Chef Tony of Cafeteria Man

Meet Lunch Room        Super Hero: Cafeteria Man!
Join us for a FREE screening of the award-winning documentary
CAFETERIA MAN Tuesday, October 2, 2012  at 5:30 p.m. at the Georgia Public Broadcasting Headquarters in Atlanta. This dynamic documentary follows Chef Tony Geraci's efforts to make school cafeteria food healthier.  A conversation with Chef Tony Geraci and filmmaker Richard Chisolm immediately follows. Can't make the screening? Watch via livestream and join the livechat too at: www.gpb.org/gpbwell/cafeteria-man.

See how well your students know the Peachstate with these quick and easy to use quizzes.

Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence
Come talk to experts from across the state and
nation to cover prevention and intervention strategies for sexual violence. October 15-16, 2012 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center. Register for it here.

New Video! It's My Constitution
It's My Constitution

Let Travis, Christiana, Michael and their dad Senator Barry Loudermilk teach your students about the constitution and why it's relevant today. Get Constitution Week resources here too.   

PBS Learning Media Elections 2012
Deepen your students' knowledge and understanding of the 2012 elections through this curated collection of multimedia resources and games for K-12 grades.

The Cat in the Hat Math Safari is a series of free online, mobile-friendly, and whiteboard games focused on important math skills for preschool and early elementary children and connected by storyline.


PBS NewsHour Debates 2012:  October 3 through October 22 at 9 pm

Frontline: The Choice 2012: An in-depth profile of the presidential candidates through primary resources. Access teacher resources.  Premieres Tuesday, October 9 at 9 pm and replays Sunday, October 14 at 1 pm, Friday, October 19 at 10:30 pm and Sunday, October 28 at 3 pm.

 NOVA scienceNOW:  

David Pogue, popular technology reporter for The New York Times, takes the helm of the series, taking on intriguing questions like  "How Smart Can We Get?" and "Can Science Stop Crime?"  View a preview. Get the teacher guides too. Premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 9 pm.

New Episode! Georgia Outdoors: Profiles the beauty of old mills in Georgia.  Premieres Sunday, October 28th at 7:30 pm.


Georgia Pre-K Turns 20: What's Next?: The program examines how well Georgia's lottery-funded pre-K program has worked.  Premieres on Monday, October 29th at 7 pm and repeats Sunday, November 4th at 12:30pm

Enroll in these Common Core aligned classes now and start classes as early as October 3.  Use the promo code promo-code "TLSE" when you register.

Understanding Numbers and Operations:Addition and Subtraction

Reading/Language Arts
Teaching Vocabulary: Word Meaning and Word Knowledge

Kennesaw State University Online M.Ed in Instructional Technology

Now enrolling for Spring 2013. Application deadline December 1, 2012. Learn more.

Contact Dr. Traci Redish @ tredish@kennesaw.edu

In this program, you will learn to use technology more effectively in your own classroom and to help other educators advance their technology-related knowledge and skills. 
In This Issue
Classes on Common Core
PE Tech Tips
Contests & Events
Be a Guest Blogger
Quick Links
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The Southern Education Desk recently updated its website, and we want to know what you think!  

In addition to our ongoing education news coverage across the southeast, we have a new lineup of community bloggers.   
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Cowboy Festival & Symposium

Tech Tip
Revitalize your physical education program by using apps, games and web based tools. Check out Heather Neal's three part series on tech tools for physical education in our Passion for Learning blog. And leave a comment about the tech tools that you use. 

Save These Dates!

Free screening at the Booth Museum of the American Experience film
Wyatt EarpRSVP: Call 770-387-1300.



Guest Teacher Blogger Charity Kinneer joined us for a preview of handspring puppet "Joey" featured in the show "War Horse." Read about her "field trip." Become a guest blogger and you could join us for special events. Email your interest at education@gpb.org.

What People Are Saying

Teacher feedback on Physics and Chemistry: "BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The videos are OUTSTANDING and we are loving them.  Can't wait to have the teacher materials, too."

Teacher feedback on the Digital Education Portal: "OMG!!! THANK YOU. There's enough information on here for me to never run out of things to teach. YOU ROCK!"

Teacher feedback on the Digital Education Portal: "Many many thanks!  This is such a great resource for our teachers."

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New Media and Education Services Team
Georgia Public Broadcasting